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These are some different articles and sources for a Diverse Learners & Special Education class. Everything within this Pearltree has to do with the educational setting of different learners.

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MC&DL papers/ pTPA 3 task. Tips from Dyslexic Students for Dyslexic Students. From The Real Experts...

Tips from Dyslexic Students for Dyslexic Students

Tips from Dyslexic Students for Dyslexic Students by Nancy Hall Nobody can fully appreciate what it’s like to be a student with dyslexia in the way that another student with dyslexia can. Tutors, teachers and parents have their advice, but here are some strategies from the real experts—kids with papers due, tests next week, and a project due on Friday. How do they do it when they are struggling readers themselves? Abbie, 14, says her best homework strategy is a simple one. For dyslexics who read more slowly and who sometimes can’t even read their own handwriting, allowing enough time to do homework is a must. Break a big project up into smaller, less intimidating pieces. Thirteen-year-old Eli, for instance, has a friend who studies by making a Power Point presentation on her computer of the material she’ll be tested on.

Works Cited by Steven Whitfield on Prezi. Acronyms Used in Special Education. Emotional / Behavior Disorders (EBD) Emotional/Behavioral Disorders. Definition Many terms are used to describe emotional, behavioral or mental disorders.

Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

Currently, students with such disorders are categorized as having an emotional disturbance, which is defined under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as follows: "...a condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects a child's educational performance: An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school factors. -[Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34, Section 300.7(c)(4)(i)] Academic characteristics References.

Symptoms of ADHD/ADD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) The symptoms of ADHD include inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity.

Symptoms of ADHD/ADD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

These are traits that most children display at some point or another. But to establish a diagnosis of ADHD, sometimes referred to as ADD, the symptoms should be inappropriate for the child's age and have a negative impact on the child's ability to function. Adults also can have ADHD; in fact, up to 2 out of every 3 kids with ADHD continue to have symptoms as adults. When ADHD persists into adulthood, symptoms may vary. For instance, an adult may experience restlessness instead of hyperactivity. Recommended Related to ADD-ADHD. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Diagnosis Children mature at different rates and have different personalities, temperaments, and energy levels.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Most children get distracted, act impulsively, and struggle to concentrate at one time or another. Sometimes, these normal factors may be mistaken for ADHD. ADHD symptoms usually appear early in life, often between the ages of 3 and 6, and because symptoms vary from person to person, the disorder can be hard to diagnose. ABC - Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence. Some Disabilities. Prader-Willi Association (USA) Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) is an organization of families and professionals working together to raise awareness, offer support, provide education and advocacy, and promote and fund research to enhance the quality of life of those affected by Prader-Willi syndrome.

Prader-Willi Association (USA)

What is Prader-Willi syndrome? Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is the most common known genetic cause of life-threatening obesity in children. Although the cause is complex it results from an abnormality on the 15th chromosome. It occurs in males and females equally and in all races. What Is Down Syndrome? - National Down Syndrome Society. In every cell in the human body there is a nucleus, where genetic material is stored in genes.

What Is Down Syndrome? - National Down Syndrome Society

Genes carry the codes responsible for all of our inherited traits and are grouped along rod-like structures called chromosomes. Typically, the nucleus of each cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, half of which are inherited from each parent. Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. Fragile X syndrome. Reviewed April 2012 What is fragile X syndrome?

Fragile X syndrome

Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. Usually, males are more severely affected by this disorder than females. Affected individuals usually have delayed development of speech and language by age 2. Most males with fragile X syndrome have mild to moderate intellectual disability, while about one-third of affected females are intellectually disabled. Williams Syndrome Association. Williams syndrome is a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone.

Williams Syndrome Association

It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities. These occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music. WS affects 1 in 10,000 people worldwide – an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 people in the United States. It is known to occur equally in both males and females and in every culture. Unlike disorders that can make connecting with your child difficult, children with WS tend to be social, friendly and endearing. But there are major struggles as well. Classnotes/ ppt. MCDL Syllabus Spring 2014. Part 6 Teaching Journal New for TK20. ESL/Multicultural classroom. Fluency Training in the ESL Classroom: An Experimental Study of Fluency Development and Proceduralization - de Jong - 2011 - Language Learning. September 2012. Exceptionalities - The Special Ed Wiki. An Overview of Exceptionalities According to the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY), 6.6 million U.S. children received some sort of special education services in the 2003-04 school year.

Exceptionalities - The Special Ed Wiki

In the 2003-2004 school year, fourteen percent of all students enrolled in public schools (grades K–12) received services in federally supported programs for children with disabilities, up from 8 percent in 1977(U.S. Department of Education, 2000). These students have a range of differences, from specific learning disabilities to severe restrictions of movement or communication. We all have strengths in some areas and weaknesses in others. Jason, a tall fifth grader, can throw a baseball at eighty miles per hour yet cannot hear.Michael, an excellent mountain climber, cannot see.Susan, whose drawings and paintings show a sophisticated understanding of composition and color, reads two years beneath her grade level. Fetal alcohol syndrome Symptoms - Diseases and Conditions. Fetal alcohol syndrome isn't a single birth defect.

Fetal alcohol syndrome Symptoms - Diseases and Conditions

It's a cluster of related problems and the most severe of a group of consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure. Collectively, the range of disorders is known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). Fetal alcohol syndrome is a common — yet preventable — cause of mental retardation. The severity of mental problems varies, with some children experiencing them to a far greater degree than others. Signs of fetal alcohol syndrome may include: The facial features seen with fetal alcohol syndrome may also occur in normal, healthy children. Autism Spectrum Disorder. What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder, also known as bipolar affective disorder (and originally called manic-depressive illness), is a mental disorder characterized by periods of elevated mood and periods of depression.[1][2] The elevated mood is significant and is known as mania or hypomania depending on the severity or whether there is psychosis.

During mania an individual feels or acts abnormally happy, energetic, or irritable.[1] They often make poorly thought out decisions with little regard to the consequences. The need for sleep is usually reduced.[2] During periods of depression there may be crying, poor eye contact with others, and a negative outlook on life.[1] The risk of suicide among those with the disorder is high at greater than 6% over 20 years, while self harm occurs in 30–40%.[1] Other mental health issues such as anxiety disorder and drug misuse are commonly associated.[1] Signs and symptoms Manic episodes Hypomanic episodes Depressive episodes Mixed affective episodes Associated features. Traumatic Brain Injury - Injury Center.