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Learning About Learning Disabilities
Every one of us learns at a different rate and with a different set of strengths and challenges. This is typical of all learning, and does not describe a learning disability. A person with a learning disability needs to learn some things by using a method that is different from the typical method. If we think of learning like riding a bike to the park, a learning disability is like needing to take a different route to get there. The route may be different yet it takes you to the park. Doctors and learning specialists help people who have a learning disability find the route that works best for them. ~Understanding Disabilities teaches about learning disabilities in fourth grade.
Why do you think it is helpful to have a learning disability identified?
All people learn best when information is presented to them in a way that works well. It is helpful to identify a learning disability so the best teaching methods for that person can be used.
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Thank You, Mr. Falker, read aloud
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Experience Reading activities from pbs.org
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Experience Writing activities from pbs.org
Experience Math activities from pbs.org
The Learning Brain a creative video on how the brain works
Resources for Adults
Misunderstood Minds, PBS, activities to do with kids
The True Gifts of a Dyslexic Mind, TEDx with Dean Bragonier
Learning styles & the importance of critical self-reflection, TEDx by Tesia Marshik
Why I Wrote Trapped, by Judy Spurr