Learning Disability Report

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Disabilities affect hundreds of millions of people and families all over our world. According to, the 2010 United States of America Census around 56.7 million people live with a type of disability, which has increased by 2.2 million since 2005. The types of functional and activity limitations can be classified into three domains, communicative, mental or physical disability. “Disability is often called a social construct”, meaning that the disability is best understood in terms of how society perceives disability. The moral, medical and minority models have perspectives on what the issue or problem is, who holds or causes the problem and how is it best to address the problem of disabilities in the classroom. According to The Learning Disabilities …show more content…
Children can start showing symptoms between the ages of three (3) and six (6) years old and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms can be mistaken for an emotional or disciplinary problem, which can cause a delay in diagnosis. Children need to be evaluated by any primary care physician and/or any mental specialist. A child must display behavior from one of the three subtypes (hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention), these behaviors must last for at least six (6) months to be considered and diagnosed and a child must react in this way in at least two settings of a child’s life (i.e. school, home, childcare). The parent and child will be asked many questions about the development, behaviors, problems and difficulties the home is going …show more content…
Under Individualized Education Program (IEP) it falls under the category “Other Health Impaired” not under “Specific Learning Disabilities”. An Individualized Education Program is a document that is developed for each public school child who needs a special education; this IEP is created through a team effort that is reviewed periodically, usually at the beginning and end of a school year. Each Individualized Education Program must be designed for one student and must be a truly individualized document. The IEP creates an opportunity for students, teachers, school administrators/personnel and parents to work as a team to improve the child’s educational results for a child with any

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