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AED222-Final Project Matrix

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AED222 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. (References can be found on the last page) Exceptionality Definition Classification criteria and characteristics Prevalence Associated educational practices Additional information Learning Disability (Week Two CheckPoint) “A learning disability is a neurological disorder that affects one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using spoken or written language. The disability may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or to do mathematical calculation. ( Learning Disabilities Association of America, 2011). Poor motivation Social-skills deficits Information-processing deficits Inattention/distractibility Oral expression Slow to learn new concepts The numbers of students with learning disabilities is extremely large More than 2.7 million children have some sort of learning disability. While it is becoming more common known that we know the signs, it is very important we do something about it. Taking the steps to provide emotional as well as structural support, the child has a better chance of learning. Break learning into smaller increments and small steps Incorporate hands on activities Continue assessments and feedback Use pictures, diagrams, and more visual aids Learning disabilities is a term used to categorize a number of other specific learning disabilities. Each learning type can usually be broken down by their processing type: input, integration, memory, and output. The disorder affects the way the brain receives, processes, stores, and responds to information. Mild Intellectual Disability (Week Two CheckPoint)) A learning disorder in which there is an inability to benefit in a general classroom due to slow Deficits in memory and motivation Low achievement in all academic areas Inattentive/distractible Approximately 470,000 students (0.71%) are labeled with mild intellectual disabilities. Push towards more note taking Incorporate peer groups Use simple A standardized test of adaptive behavior is used to determine if the child has deficits in conceptual, social, AED 222
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AED222 intellectual development; they need adjustments to help assist in the ability to learn, be independent in social aspects, and be able to provide self- support. Poor social skills Deficits in adaptive behavior Intelligence Quotient tests may be used as an indicator of mild general learning disability.” Such students’ cognitive functioning ranges from IQ 50 to 70 on standardized IQ tests. ( McLeskey, 2011) instructions Keep distractions limited Help practice organizational and social skills and practical skills that are significantly sub-average. Emotional and
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