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Learning Disabilities Overview

Learning disabilities can come in many forms and degrees of severity. Read on to learn the facts about some common learning disabilities, the misconceptions, the warning signs, and what you can do as the parent of a LD child to make sure that your child gets the education he or she deserves.

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  • 1.

    Decoding Special Ed

    If your child's teacher has suggested evaluation for special education, then get set for a whole slew of acronyms, from...

  • 2.

    Causes of Learning Disabilities

    In most cases, the cause (etiology) of a child’s learning disability is unknown. Many causes have been proposed, a...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 3.

    Poor Teaching

    Poor teaching involves far more than an inappropriate match between the school's curriculum and the students' needs. It...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    Common Characteristics of Students with Mild Disabilities

    The following characteristics will vary from one student to another but are generally the same across the categories of...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 5.

    Problems with Academics: Communication and Learning Disorders

    Pretend that you are a child in a second-grade classroom. You have an above-average IQ and you are motivated to learn....

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 6.

    Can Special Ed Help Your Child?

    It happens a lot: everything seemed fine in preschool and kindergarten, and even first grade, but then it's time to read...

  • 7.

    The Mislabeled Child

    In the past 25 years, the number of children labeled as "learning disabled" has jumped by over 150 percent. Has the...

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    Components of Self-Determination

    Behavioral Autonomy—progression from dependence to self-care and self-direction Choice-making skills: select from...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 9.

    Syntax and Semantics

    Semantics refers to the knowledge and comprehension of words. Semantic skills may be measured by various receptive...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 10.

    Characteristics of Learning Disabilities in Students

    To describe the various categories of exceptionality, observers typically list the physical and psychological...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall