Accommodations for Students with Learning Disabilities

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Introduction During my intermediate school years, one of my classmates was studying all the time even during breaks and recesses. Daily, all the students were playing, chatting, and enjoying their time with their friends except this girl who had no one to hang out with other than her books. Regardless of her consecutive hard work and perseverance, she was eventually getting low scores, and she was always failing. At that time, the schools at my country were not paying full attention to learning disabilities. However, if she has been diagnosed with LD, she would not have been blamed for not trying and would have overcome her problems. Learning disability is not a disease but a neurological disorder that affects the brain’s functions in receiving, processing, analyzing, and saving information. People with learning disabilities have a difficulty learning in a typical manner, and usually the reason behind such a difficulty is undetermined. Admittedly, it has nothing to do with the quality of teaching, the intelligence of the person, or any other factor. Thus, regardless of the reasons, LD might impact the person’s skills in reading, writing, spelling, listening, speaking, thinking, or doing mathematical problems. This imperfection in using or understanding the language, spoken or written, is not the same as intellectual disabilities or other disorders (“What are learning disabilities?” n.d.). Jason Kane stated five misconceptions about learning disabilities that people mistakenly believe. First, “the term ‘learning disability’ is interchangeable with other disorders. (2012)” Although the term learning disability involves perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasi... ... middle of paper ... ...entice Hall. Retrieved from: http://www.education.com/reference/article/primary-characteristics-students/ Steele, M.M. (2005, April 30). Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities: Constructivism Or Behaviorism? Current Issues in Education [On-line], 8(10). Retrived from: http://cie.asu.edu/volume8/number10/ Successful strategies for teaching students with learning disabilities. (n.d.). The Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD). Retrieved from: http://www.ldanatl.org/aboutld/teachers/understanding/strategies.asp What are learning disabilities? (n.d.). The National Center for Learning Disabilities. Retrieved from: http://www.ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/what-is-ld/what-are-learning-disabilities#comment-632855762 Types of Learning Disabilities | Education.com. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Disabilities_2/

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