TLSE 456/7. Overview of Disabilities Under IDEA. Learning Disabilities. IDEA Definition. “ a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language… (Psychological processes are memory, perception, attention, etc.). continued.
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Overview of Disabilities
- vision cannot be primary learning channel
-some useful vision – person may see colors and figures with blurring
-vision between 20/70 and 20/200
-only reads first E with both eyes
-20/200 vision with glasses
-tunnel vision (less than 20 degrees)
Difficulty expressing needs; uses gestures or points instead of words
Repeats words in phrases in place of normal language
Laughs, cry, shows distress for reasons not apparent to others
Prefers to be alone, withdrawn