The Kind Of Classroom Necessary For A Child With A Learning Disability

1910 Words Nov 10th, 2016 8 Pages
The kind of classroom necessary for a child with a learning disability displaying behaviors that negatively affect their social and organizational skills requires repeated practice, limited number of directions, reteaching, and the teacher must keep the child close to assure safety. In the 1950s the term “minimal brain damage” was used for symptoms such as inattention, overactivity, and impulsivity. I diagnose the child in this scenario with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder. James is already 5 years old and this tells me that his symptoms must have been persistent for more than 6 months. James is impulsive, has difficulty staying on task, and is inattentive. Since James does have the ability to learn, he does not meet the criteria for special education services under IDEA (1990), but may be eligible for accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-112) which is a federal civil rights law to stop discrimination against people with disabilities. This law improved how children with disabilities were recognized and educated. Public Law 93-112 provides due process protections for children and families. Children can meet the criteria of this law for “other health impairments” or can receive services if they have emotional disturbances. Children might receive services as children with emotional disturbances or meet the criteria for “other health impairments.” The criteria is, “If the ADD or ADHD is determined to be a chronic health…

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