student labeled as LD, or learning disabled has difficulty with
language, memory, listening, speaking, reading, writing, spelling,
math and/or motor skills. They have a problem with storing, processing
and producing information. The problems range from mild to severe.
It affects about 10% of the general student population.
be categorized as learning disabled, the student must have AT
LEAST average intelligence, yet be underachieving in one or more
academic areas. Some may be gifted students in one or more areas.
These students CAN learn, but may need material presented in a
different modality or form than the traditional classroom once
to include students with Learning Disabilities
offering assignments in a variety of forms.
extra space and extra time to process.
content and effort in addition to writing skills.
students to work in pairs.
visual progress charts.
Dr Kathie Nunley is an educational psychologist, researcher and
author of several books on parenting and teaching, including A
Student's Brain (Brains.org) and the best selling, "Differentiating
the High School Classroom" (Corwin Press). She is the developer
of the Layered Curriculum® method of instruction and has worked
with parents and educators around the world to better structure
schools to make brain-friendly environments. In addition, her
work has been used by the Boeing Corporation, Family Circle Magazine,
the Washington Post, and ABC television.
her: Kathie (at) brains.org