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Merlino Education in the Movies Ekaterina Roubies April 13. 2010 Dyslexia and its real life effects There are many different types of disabilities that a child can have. Some can cause more of an impact on the child’s learning than others. These disabilities are called the “9 MIs” (Bryant). The 9 MIs are; logical-mathematical which would be mathematically smart, linguistic which means word smart, interpersonal which is people smart, intrapersonal which is self smart, spatial which means artistic, bodily-kinesthetic which is athletic, musical, naturalist which is environmentally smart and existentialist which means you can see the “big picture”. Unfortunately there are many types of learning disorders. Having a learning disorder does not mean a person is not as smart as another person. All that it means is that there is “A neurobiological disorder in one or more of the basic processes involved in understanding spoken or written language” (Lerner). Many people did not realize this many years ago, so for treatment, they would hold students back until they understood the material well enough to pass and move on. Unfortunately this lead to a large number of drop outs. By not addressing the problem, the disability was just left alone and not fixed. This made it harder for the students to learn when they were smart. A lot of the time, the student with the learning disability just needs to learn certain information in a different way. This is why today there is the” No Child Left Behind Act” (Lerner). There are teachers that are specialized to be able to teach children with disabilities. Unfortunately there is a high percentage of children with disabilities in the United States.
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