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ADHD. IEP. Writing. Asperger. Deaf-Blindness. Autism. Teaching. HearingImpairments. VisualImpairments. DownSyndrome. PKU. OppositionalDefiantDisorder. Counseling. AngerMgmt. EmotionalDisorders. Scholastic. Learning Disability - Written Expression Disorder. Definition A learning disability in which a person’s ability to communicate in writing is substantially below the level normally expected based on the individual’s chronological age, measured intelligence, and age appropriate education.

Manifestation Difficulty with written forms of communication exhibited by: Inability or low level of ability to organize words into meaningful thoughts, resulting in sentences that lack cohesion. Institutional Accommodations Alternative testing arrangements such as extra time; a less distracting environment; provision of a reader/scribe; and, use of a computer, including adaptive software and hardware. Teaching Strategies—What Can Faculty do?

Specific Strategies - Written Expression Disorder Allow student to use a word processor (with spell checker and word completion) for written assignments, including note taking and classroom assignments. General Strategies Provide Accessible Course Materials Plan Ahead Provide Structure Provide Guided Notes on the Web LDOnline. Communication Disorders. Counseling Needs of Academically Talented Students with Learning Disabilities. By: Sally M. Reis and Robert Colbert (2004) School counselors work individually and with other educators to meet the developmental needs of all students, including those with special needs or disabilities. In this article, the results of qualitative research are summarized involving comparative case studies of university students who were both academically talented and learning disabled. These students encountered negative experiences during the elementary and secondary school years due to this dual exceptionality that affected their social and emotional development.

An in-depth analysis of their educational experiences enabled researchers to probe their perceptions, and a summary of these findings is presented in this article. Recent research on academically talented students with learning disabilities indicates that they have specific counseling needs that often are not addressed in elementary and secondary school (Olenchak & Reis, 2002; Reis, Neu, & McGuire, 1995). Methods Results. Curriculum Modifications for Language Impairment. Most speech-language pathologists realize that textbooks are too difficult for students who are language impaired to read and comprehend. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) states that speech and language goals and objectives must be related to the curriculum. Working on curriculum-based vocabulary and language concepts can be difficult for students, but ultimately it is rewarding. By being creative we not only can help students increase their language skills but boost their performance in class.

The following strategies are geared toward high school students, but they also may apply to middle school students, depending on the curriculum. One way to modify the curriculum is to use as many hands-on experiences as possible. You also can use objects. We also try to use a lot of visual aids, such as diagrams, pictures and graphic organizers. Graphic organizers are useful in helping students organize and understand various language concepts.

Strategies for teaching students with behavioral disorders. Accommodations & Modifications.