Specific Learning Disabilities. National Association of Special Education Teachers. IDEA defines a specific learning disability as:
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National Association of Special Education Teachers
EGE = # year in school x IQ
EGE = MA + CA + Grade Age / 3 – 5
SD = CA IQ
300+ .17 – 2.5
Students who have learning disabilities may exhibit a wide range of traits, including:
Learning disabilities may occur in the following academic areas:
I-Dyslexia - a language-based disability in which a person has trouble understanding words, sentences, or paragraphs.
Symptoms in preschoolersSome of the symptoms of dyslexia or SLD in a preschooler could include:
Symptoms in primary school childrenSome of the symptoms in a primary school age child could include:
II-Dyscalculia - a mathematical disability in which a person has a difficult time solving arithmetic problems and grasping math concepts.
III-Dysgraphia - a writing disability in which a person finds it hard to form letters or write within a defined space.
Holding the writing instrument very close to the paper, or
Holding thumb over two fingers and writing from the wrist
IV-Dysorthographia: Individuals with this disorder have difficulties utilizing clues from several sources that aid in deciding on the correct spelling of a word. It is a specific learning disability that involves an inability or delay in learning to properly spell words from letters