Early Risk Indicators for Learning Disabilities
There are several early indicators, or risk factors, that may signal potential school problems in kindergarteners and first graders (Deutscher & Fewell, 2005; Litt, Taylor, Klein, & Hack, 2005; Shaywitz & Shaywitz, 2004; Torgesen, 1997). The presence of one or more of these risk factors alone does not predict children who may eventually be identified as having a learning disability (Stanton-Chapman et al., 2004). However they can alert educators that a child may benefit from additional support. The table below presents a list of early indicators for learning disabilities.
Biological and Environmental Risk Indicators:
Developmental Risk Indicators:
Emergent Literacy Risk Indicators:
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