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Discussion Related to Video on Learning Disabilities

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Discussion Related to Video on Learning Disabilities In preparing for the video and for the ensuing discussion, please take 15 minutes to reflect on the following questions. (During the video you can use this sheet to add what the film indicates. BUT be prepared to be thoughtful and critical about some of the “facts.”) 1. How do people with learning disabilities differ from people without learning disabilities (e.g., others with learning problems ; people without learning problems)? The movie didn’t really talk about learning problems, only learning disabilities. If you look at it only through one lense – you look for learning disability. You have to start putting topic into perspective. When we talked last time about different types --- there were 3. 1 | 2 3. Learning Disabilities They were only looking for diagnostic subgroup of #3. Instead of the whole spectrum. How did people from learning disabilities tend differ from each other? They try to break down #3 by looking at deficits == Dyslexia, dyscalcia. When we talk about hereogenia in this population – we need to understand what is right and wrong – the positivies and strengths of the kids. 2. How do people with learning disabilities differ from each other? MANY OF THESE KIDS CAN HAVE STRONG ABILITIES. STIGMATIZATION GROUP = ANY TIME YOU USE A STEREOTYPICAL APPROACH AND IT CAUSES GREAT TROUBLE. Learning Dis Specialist talks about them and that they often have strong abilities. Ex – kid read likes 3 rd grader even thiough he is in 5 th grade. It took him years to get words to on the page. The kid had a hard time forming letters… you may think they are connected skills. Drawing are non- verbal – taps right hempishere of the brain – disassociated from lanague area. Letter formation is a linguistic activity—dyxlexics have problem with letter formation and may have difficulty. Another girl may have a hard time reading a neatly transcribed version of what she previously wrote. In 4 th grade – the same girl was able to test very well in science, social science, etc. It says the discrepcancy is typical for children with learning disabilities. However, with words, she tested low. She can show stories orally, drawing, etc… but not on words. People say we must value that intelligence. These children were not able to work with words correctly and that they were imaginative and inventive and other problems. They were using the term inappropriately of “sign” ---- which were relaly symptoms. He are the terms we looked for … how do you disagnose phologenic problem… they even talked aobut perceptual motor problems… they didn’t specify. You did not se how they arrived to the conclusions with the kids.
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SIGNS – 1. Child may not be aware of separate sounds in speech By the time in 5—LD specialist can tell if kid is at risk with reading. They can ask the kid name 2 words that rhyme cat. Or test phylogeny… sounds. If people have difficulty understanding with rhyming words, cant count syllables, blend sounds together to make words – they may be signaling that they may difficulty reading – they may not be phonologically aware.
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