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Ch 8: PLACE: Identifying Reading Needs & Disabilities

About This Chapter

Study this chapter on identifying reading needs and disabilities before taking the PLACE Reading Specialist examination. The video and text lessons outline relevant definitions and treatments that help prepare you for the test questions.

PLACE - Identifying Reading Needs and Disabilities - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons could improve your capacity to identify reading needs and disabilities. They explore the different types of learning disabilities and cover how to recognize them. Educational interventions and counseling techniques are also examined. Absorb these details so that you can do well on the PLACE Reading Specialist examination. This chapter is designed to assist you with:

  • Recognizing the early signs of reading difficulties and identifying children who have them
  • Discovering the characteristics of gifted and ELL students
  • Defining and exploring the symptoms of dyslexia and attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder
  • Learning more about reading programs for students who have special needs
  • Discussing the effects of developmental abnormalities in children
  • Describing common issues in elementary, middle and secondary school children

Plan for the PLACE Reading Specialist examination by studying this chapter's illustrated text and video lessons. Usually between five and ten minutes long, the lessons can be reviewed in your spare time. Brief self-assessment quizzes test your knowledge of the material; you can also print out these quizzes and use them as handy learning tools.

PLACE: Identifying Reading Needs and Disabilities Objectives

The PLACE Reading Specialist examination has about 100 multiple-choice questions. The examination will test your understanding of best practices for working with children who have reading disabilities. It will also evaluate your ability to recognize behaviors that signal abnormal development. The topics in this chapter are covered within the special populations subarea of the test.

8 Lessons in Chapter 8: PLACE: Identifying Reading Needs & Disabilities
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Identifying Early Signs of a Reading Difficulty

1. Identifying Early Signs of a Reading Difficulty

This lesson introduces the signs and symptoms often displayed by early elementary age students who are having difficulty with reading. Specific signs at each grade level are identified and discussed.

Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability

2. Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability

Identifying children with a learning disability can be tricky because it can be confused with a lack of interest in a school subject. In this lesson, we will look at how learning disabilities can be identified and the three most common learning disabilities: dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyslexia.

Reading Programs for Students With Special Needs

3. Reading Programs for Students With Special Needs

Teaching students with disabilities presents many challenges, mostly because of the diversity of your learners. When creating or selecting a reading program, it is important that teachers understand the most important areas of reading instruction.

What Is Dyslexia in Children? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment

4. What Is Dyslexia in Children? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects between five and 17 percent of children in the United States. Learn about dyslexia, its symptoms, how it is treated, and more.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

5. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

This lesson explores common characteristics of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as the best practices for teaching learners with this disorder.

Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

6. Developmental Abnormalities in Children: Effects & Impacts on Learning

Developmental abnormalities in children have an impact on their learning and social skills. Examine an example in this lesson that will help you learn about the importance of early intervention.

Common Issues with Elementary School Children

7. Common Issues with Elementary School Children

While childhood is meant to be a happy time, there are many children for whom it is a time of emotional difficulty. This lesson looks into some challenges that are common to elementary-aged children.

Common Issues with Middle/Secondary School Children

8. Common Issues with Middle/Secondary School Children

You may have had a tough time during your middle or high school years; during that time, it's common for teens to go through various emotional challenges. Here, we will look into several issues that are commonly faced during this time.

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