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 Learning Disability - Written Expression Disorder
Introduction Communication Disorders involve a wide variety of problems in speech, language, and hearing. For example, speech and language disorders include stuttering, aphasia, dysfluency, voice disorders (hoarseness, breathiness, or sudden breaks in loudness or pitch), cleft lip and/or palate, articulation problems, delays in speech and language, autism, and phonological disorders. Speech and language impairments and disorders can be attributed to environmental factors, of which the most commonly known are High Risk Register problems, which include drugs taken during pregnancy, common STD's such as syphilis, and birthing trauma to name a few. Communication disorders can also stem from other conditions such as learning disabilities, dyslexia , cerebral palsy, and mental retardation. Individuals with communication disorderto the student with a disability as you would any other student. Communication Disorders
Counseling Needs of Academically Talented Students with Learning Disabilities By: Sally M. Reis and Robert Colbert (2004) 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). The primary function of the professional school counselor is to work individually and collaboratively with others to implement a comprehensive developmental school counseling program(ASCA, 2003).
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.
Strategies for teaching students with behavioral disorders Introduction Behavioral disorders also known as conduct disorders are one of the most common forms of psycho pathology among children and young adults and is the most frequently cited reason for referral to mental health services. The appearance of behavioral disorders is increasing dramatically in our K-12 classrooms.
Accommodations & Modifications For students with exceptional needs. Students follow on grade level QCCs. Students are assessed on the same curriculum material as the rest of the students. For students with significant disabilities. Students follow off grade level QCCs.