Learning Disabilities

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Unformatted text preview: Review Language Delays in Children Literacy involves more than learning to read, also involves reading to learn. Best predictors of reading achievement: Phonemic awareness; e.g. rhyming, taking apart words, and vocabulary size. Causes of delayed language development: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Lead Poisoning, , Autism, Hearing Disorder, Environmental Deprivation, Learning Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury Learning Disabilities http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CILJOxNfLy8&feature=related Definition of Learning Disabilities z Significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, OR mathematical abilities that are intrinsic to the individual, presumed to be due to central nervous system dysfunction. z Definition by exclusion not environmental, Autism, TBI or lack of opportunity to learn z Currently not defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders . DSM IV, which is published by the American Psychiatric Association, provides standard criteria for classifying mental disorders....
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