The Brain

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The Brain
2013-09-17 12:48:24
Learning Disabilities 780

Notes about brain functions
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  1. Define LD and who defined it
    NJC (nat'l joint commission on LD)

    Heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities.
  2. What is the difference between a learning disorder and a learning disability?
    Difference between learning disorder and learning disability. Disorder is a medical term, while disability is a legal term that identifies when a child can receive additional services in school.
  3. What is a developmental disorder?
    Developmental disorder - umbrella term for mental impairments, including language disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum disorders
  4. WHat is pervasive developmental disorder?
    Pervasive developmental disorder - refers to several specific disorders characterized by delays in communication and socializing
  5. What are the 3 types of ADHD?
    ADHD predominantly inattentive - mostly poor concentration and easily distracted

    ADHD predominantly hyperactive - mostly restless

    ADHD combined
  6. What's aphasia?
  7. What is VAKT?
    4 major learning modalities (VAKT) visual, auditory, kinesthetic, tactile
  8. What are the 4 domains of the brain?
    • Frontal Lobe
    • Parietal lobe
    • occipital lobe
    • temporal lobe
  9. What are 6 origins of the frontal lobe?
    • 1) motivation
    • 2) controlling attention
    • 3) controlling emotion
    • 4) social behavior
    • 5) judgment/problem solving
    • 6) voluntary movements
  10. What are 2 jobs of the parietal lobe?
    tactile perception/touch

    spatial relations
  11. What does the occipital lobe do?
    Visual perception, recognize what you see
  12. What does the temporal lobe do? 4 things

    expressive/receptive language

    language comp

    musical awareness
  13. What connects the left and right hemispheres?
    Corpus callosum
  14. What is the tissue that covers the brain?
    cerebral cortex
  15. What are two injuries regarding the brain?
    SCI - spinal cord injury

    TBI - traumatic brain injury which is cumulative
  16. What does the left side do? 3 things
    language spoken or understanding

    verbal memory

  17. Right side? 3 things
    visual spatial

    creativity and music

    visual memory