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Learning Disabilities 780
Notes about brain functions
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.
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.
What is a developmental disorder?
Developmental disorder - umbrella term for mental impairments, including language disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum disorders
WHat is pervasive developmental disorder?
Pervasive developmental disorder - refers to several specific disorders characterized by delays in communication and socializing
What are the 3 types of ADHD?
ADHD predominantly inattentive - mostly poor concentration and easily distracted
ADHD predominantly hyperactive - mostly restless
What is VAKT?
4 major learning modalities (VAKT) visual, auditory, kinesthetic, tactile
What are the 4 domains of the brain?
What are 6 origins of the frontal lobe?
2) controlling attention
3) controlling emotion
4) social behavior
5) judgment/problem solving
6) voluntary movements
What are 2 jobs of the parietal lobe?
What does the occipital lobe do?
Visual perception, recognize what you see
What does the temporal lobe do? 4 things
What connects the left and right hemispheres?
What is the tissue that covers the brain?
What are two injuries regarding the brain?
SCI - spinal cord injury
TBI - traumatic brain injury which is cumulative
What does the left side do? 3 things
language spoken or understanding
Right side? 3 things
creativity and music