Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities - 5/26/11 LearningDisabilities

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5/26/11 Learning Disability (ld) Definition A disorder in one of more of the basic psychological processes needed to understand and use language, which may manifest in the inability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematics. Includes conditions such as : perceptual disabilities, brain injuries, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia and developmental aphasia. Does not include : learning problem that is the result of visual, hearing, or motor disabilities, of mental retardation, of emotional disturbance, or of environmental, cultural or economic disadvantage
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5/26/11 LD and School districts Most states and school districts require that three criteria be met: 1. A severe discrepancy between the student’s intellectual ability and academic achievement 2. An exclusion criterion: the student’s difficulties are not a result of another known condition that can cause learning problems 3. A need for special education services
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5/26/11 Prevalence of LD The largest of all special education categories Nearly 2.9 million students (ages 6-21) received special education under LD categories in 2000-2001 This equates to about ½ of all school-age children with disabilities Males outnumber females 3-to-1 across all grade levels.
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5/26/11 Prevalence continued
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Janetseward during the Spring '11 term at Lewis University .

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Learning Disabilities - 5/26/11 LearningDisabilities

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