EDS-505 - Foundations of Learning Disabilities


Course Fee - $39.95         Course Study Hours - 12

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Course Overview

This course will focus on the foundations of learning disabilities.  A learning disability (LD) is a general term that describes specific kinds of learning problems. A learning disability can cause a person to have trouble learning and using certain skills. The skills most often affected are reading, writing, listening, speaking, reasoning, and doing math. Learning disabilities vary from person to person. One person with LD may not have the same kind of learning problems as another person with LD. One person may have trouble with reading and writing. Another person with LD may have problems understanding math. Still another person may have trouble in each of these areas, as well as with understanding what people are saying

LD is a group of disorders that affects people's ability to either interpret what they see and hear or to link information from different parts of the brain. These limitations can show up in many ways: as specific difficulties with spoken and written language, coordination, self-control, or attention. Such difficulties extend to schoolwork and can impede learning to read, write, or do math.

Foundations of Learning Disabilities will provide the reader with an overview important concepts related to the disability, characteristics of students with LD, types of learning disabilities, eligibility requirements for classification, teaching students with LD and overall educational implications.

 


The focus of this professional development course will be to teach you the following:

  • Definition of a Learning Disability
  • History of the Field
  • The Exclusionary Clause
  • Classification Criteria
  • LD Fast Facts
  • Myth vs. Reality about Learning Disabilities
  • Causes of Learning Disabilities
  • Prevalence of Learning Disabilities
  • Age of Onset for Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Gender Features for Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Cultural Features for Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Co-morbidity for Learning Disabilities
  • Characteristics of Learning Disabilities
  • Types of Learning Disabilities
  • Information Processing Used in Learning
  • Eligibility Requirements for the Classification of a Learning Disability
  • Treating Learning Disabilities in Children
  • Educational Implications of Learning Disabilities

Terminology you will learn in this course includes:

AccommodationsChild count data
ComorbidityCriterion
DiscrepancyDyscalculia
DysgraphiaDyslexia
DysothographiaExclusionary clause
Fine motor disabilityGross motor disability
Individuals with Disabilities Improvement ActInput
Information processingIntegration
Lead poisoningLearning disability
Maturational delayMemory
Mercury poisoningOutput
Specific learning disability

Course Information to Submit for Study Hours Acceptance

To ensure that your School, School District, State or other Agency will accept the Study Hours that this course will provide through NASET, download and present the EDS-505 - Foundations of Learning Disabilities course documentation.  Click Here

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