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Unformatted text preview: accidents. Heredity is determined that is one or both parents have a learning disability, the child then has a 30-50% chance of also having a learning disability of some kind. Biochemical factors can be caused by other factors such as attention disorders (ADHD). Cognitive characteristics of a child with a learning disability include a weakness in one or more areas in attention, perception, memory, and/or information processing. Academic characteristics are if the child struggles in reading, oral language, written language, and/or mathematics. Social and emotional characteristics include both social perception and competence and motivation. Children with learning disorders tend to have lower self esteem as well as being less accepted by their peers and unmotivated to learn. Behavioral characteristics or behavioral disorders often accompany learning disabilities also....
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course EDP 256 taught by Professor Catania during the Spring '10 term at Miami University.
- Spring '10