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Learning Disorder Chart

By | September 2007
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Learning Disorder:
Learning disabilities affect the ability to understand or use spoken or written language, do mathematical calculations, and coordinate movements or direct attention. These disorders are a processing deficit. Without being able to see and hear properly the information is not received and processed correctly by the brain.

TYPEDEFINITIONCAUSESTEACHING STRATEGIES
DyslexiaDyslexia is a neurological learning disability. It is characterized by difficulties with word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. Dyslexia is an inherited condition. Researchers have determined that a gene on the short arm of chromosome #6 is responsible for dyslexia. That gene is dominant, making dyslexia highly heritable

Provide a daily outline of schedules, goals, and lecture notes. Reduce clutter on visual aids.
Print on colored paper to reduce glare.
Boldface key words.
Show the whole picture first.
Break information into small, sequential steps.
Construct the classroom environment for success.
Encourage
Preferential Seating
Use Peer helpers.
Utilize technology
Record lectures
Video tape lessons and demonstrations.
Use audio textbooks.
Start each lesson with a review of prior learning.
Use hands on activity
Utilize demonstrations, observations, and experimentations. Expand lessons beyond visual and auditory learning.
Incorporate kinetic or sensory learning experiences.
Provide hands-on learning activities.
Write assignments in the same place daily or provide a written handout. Use altering evaluation and testing procedures
Offer multiple-choice tests rather than short answer and essay tests. Read directions orally.

TYPEDEFINITIONCAUSETEACHING STRATEGIES
DyscalculiaDyscalculia is a specific neurological disorder affecting a person's ability to understand and/or manipulate numbers.The following factors can play a role: 1) Intelligence: This should be tested to exclude a low IQ, which is a different...
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