Learning disabilities FAQ

This multi-part series of information and guidance comes from PBS. Section by section, you can learn the basics of LD, what types of LD there are and how they affect a student's school work and learning, and how to manage LD. Assistive technology, communication strategies, and teaching strategies are also covered. Additional sections emphasize special education, IEPs, and inclusive education. An excellent, comprehensive resource! (posted January 4, … [Read more...]

Auditory processing disorders: By age group

This resource page quickly lists main characteristics and facts about auditory processing disorders, then lists symptoms at various age groups (early childhood, school-aged, teens and adults) that may indicate this disorder. As the National Center for Learning Disabilities states, "Many people experience problems with learning and behavior from time to time, but if a person consistently displays difficulties with these tasks over time, testing for … [Read more...]

Auditory processing disorder in children

Find out the symptoms of auditory processing disorder, how it's diagnosed, how it's treated, and who's likely to be involved. From Great Schools. (posted January 11, 2013)http://www.greatschools.org/special-education/LD-ADHD/924-auditory-processing-disorder.gs  … [Read more...]

Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis of Instructional Components

Author of this structured abstract: Kyrie Dragoo, NICHCY January 2013 PDF version ____________________________ NICHCY Structured Abstract 84 describes the following research synthesis: Title Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities: A Meta-Analysis of Instructional Components Authors Gersten, R., Chard, D. J., Jayanthi, M., Baker, S. K., Morphy, P., &  Flojo, J. Source Review of Educational Research, … [Read more...]

The use of RTI to identify students with LD: Review of the research

In the Use of RTI to Identify Students with Learning Disabilities: A Review of the Research, Drs. Doug Dexter and Charles Hughes present the regularly stated criticisms of the current LD identification methods and review the latest research on the impact of RTI as a method for LD identification. They explore whether that research addresses the concerns and criticisms its proponents have about the use of the IQ discrepancy method or if additional research … [Read more...]

Fact sheets on dyslexia

The International Dyslexia Association offers an expansive series of fact sheets on dyslexia and related language-based learning disabilities. The fact sheets are organized according to the audience who's reading them: general info, parents, educators, adults with dyslexia, and college students with dyslexia. (posted May 9, 2013)http://www.interdys.org/FactSheets.htm … [Read more...]

The Legal Basis of Response to Intervention: Analysis and Implications

September 2013Read the article (PDF) About this ArticleThe Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004 makes significant and controversial changes to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Two very significant changes in this law are provisions that (a) allow school districts to spend up to 15% of their IDEA Part B funds on early intervening services in general education settings and (b) prohibit states … [Read more...]

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