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Unformatted text preview: Axia College Material Final Project Matrix Using information from the correlating chapters in Special Education for Today’s Teachers: An Introduction , complete the appropriate sections of the matrix as you proceed through the course. Exceptionality Definition Classification criteria and characteristics Prevalence Associated educational practices Additional information Learning Disability (Week Two CheckPoint) Students with learning disabilities have an intelligence level in the normal range and unexpectedly low achievement in one or more academic areas, most often in reading. Students with learning disabilities have also been labeled with terms such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Low achievement Inattention/distractibility Information-processing deficits Social skills deficits Poor motivation A heterogeneous category Learning disability is commonly referred to as a high-incidence disability. The number of students identified with learning disabilities has grown dramatically over the past 30 years. Extensive research has been conducted regarding evidence- based practices that are effective with students who have difficulty processing academically, including those with learning disabilities. The research reveals that, while a student identified with learning disabilities may take more time to learn a skill than a typical peer, good teaching methods persistently applied by an effective teacher work well with them. 51% of students identified with learning disabilities spend most of the school day in general education classrooms. The proportion of students with learning disabilities who are educated in highly segregated separate settings declined by approximately 42% between 42% between 1990 and 2003. Reading problems tend to become more severe as students with learning disabilities move through school. Learning disabilities tend to persist into adulthood. Many adults with learning disabilities have difficulty finding good employment, living independently, and finding satisfaction in life. AED 222 Mild Intellectual Disability (Week Two CheckPoint)) Students with mild intellectual disabilities have a measure IQ that is lower than 98% of the school-age population. These students have adaptive behavior skills that are significantly below average. Adaptive behavior includes conceptual, social, and practical skills that people learn so that they can function in their everyday lives. Low achievement in all academic areas Deficits in memory and motivation Inattentive / distractible Poor social skills Deficits in adaptive behavior Students with mild intellectual disabilities are included in general education classrooms, this results in approximately one student in every six general education classes....
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- Spring '10
- Educational Psychology, Down syndrome, Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Mental retardation