Sybil-Lecture

Sybil-Lecture - LEARNING DISABILITIES AND THE COLLEGE...

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LEARNING DISABILITIES AND THE COLLEGE STUDENT By Sybil Kline, PhD, LEP
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OVERVIEW What is a learning disability Signs of learning disabilities in college students What to do if you suspect learning disabilities Evaluation for learning disabilities Eligibility criteria for adults with learning disabilities Diagnosis in DSM-IV Recommendations for on-campus accommodations Other resources for students with learning disabilities
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WHAT IS A LEARNING DISABILITY: BROAD LEGAL DEFINITION AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 and FEDERAL REHABILITATION ACT (1973), SECTION 504 federal laws that ensures nondiscrimination against disabled persons in education Defines disability as: a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities Impairment, major life activity, and substantial must be documented
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DISABLED STUDENT RIGHTS THE RIGHT TO EQUAL ACCESS TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION THE RIGHT TO NON-DISCRIMINATION THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN END ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF YOUR SCHOOL THE RIGHT TO AN APPROPRIATE ACCOMMODATION THE RIGHT TO HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DISABILITY KEPT CONFIDENTIAL RIGHT TO FILE A GRIEVANCE WITH THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS IF SUSPECT DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF DISABILITY
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DIFFERENT TYPES OF DISABILITIES COGNITIVE DISABILITIES Specific Learning Disability Psychological Disability Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder SENSORY AND MOTOR DISABILITIES Visual, Speech, Hearing, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis HEALTH IMPAIRMENTS Heart disease, cancer, tuberculosis, HIV, migraines headaches. ..
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DEFINITIONS OF COGNITIVE DISABILITES ADOPTED BY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY NATIONAL JOINT COMMITTEE ON LEARNING DISABILITIES National committee of professional organizations that deal with education of learning disabled PSYCHOLOGICAL DISABILITY DIAGNOSTIC AND STATISTICS MANUAL (DSM-IV) Diagnostic criteria for psychiatrists and psychologists Examples: anxiety, depression, bi-polar ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER DIAGNOSTIC AND STATISTICS MANUAL (DSM-IV) Diagnostic criteria for psychiatrists and psychologists
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UC Definition of a Specific Learning Disability National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) definition “the term learning disabilities refer to a heterogeneous group of
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course CMPE 80A taught by Professor Manduchi during the Winter '08 term at UCSC.

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