basic information about learning disabilities
Joined: Mar 14, 2009
Posted Mar 14, 2009 at 5:51:21 AM
Subject: basic information about learning disabilities
What is a Learning Disability according to IDEA 2004?
a. (GENERAL) The term means a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations, including conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia and developmental aphasia.
Causes-Etiology of LD
Despite intense research activity over the years, pinpointing the precise cause or causes of learning disabilities has remained an elusive goal. however, research has suggested various possible causes for specific learning disabilities.
- Tobacco, Alcohol, and other Drug use during pregnancy
- Complications during pregnancy
- Environmental Toxins
- Poor Nutrition
- Maturational Delay
Characteristics of people diagnosed with LD (no one sign shows a person has a learning disability. however, "unexpected underachievement" is the defining characteristic of learning disabilities. experts look for a noticeable difference between how well does a child do in school, and how well he or she could do, given his or her intelligence or ability)
in addition, difficulties in communicating with others can lead to inappropriate behavior. for example, the child may have trouble understanding jokes, comic strips, and sarcasm or; trouble following directions
these information are all based on the book "The Educator's Diagnostic Manual of Disabilities and Disorders". i posted these info for general knowledge of others. as a 2nd year college student majoring in Special Education, I wold like to share to others what we have learned. i will post more information about LD and ADHD some othe time. hope you will learn something from my posts. =)"
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Joined Nov 21, 2004
Posted:Mar 20, 2009 8:06:48 AM
Diagnosis is an essential first step towards solving any problem.
The problem seems to be one of an underdeveloped left brain. This makes remembering details or even understanding details difficult.
Wholebrain Learning (also known as accelerated learning) uses both sides of the brain together.
All dyslexics and most slow learners are right brain dominant therefore Wholebrain Techniques play to their strengths while helping to develop their left hemisphere.
The following link takes you to an easy to read article on Intelligence which lets us understand a bit more about the process:
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