Students with learning disabilities (LD) have difficulty acquiring basic skills or academic content due to difficulty using or understanding spoken or written language.
These difficulties may impact a student’s ability to read, write, spell, think, speak, listen, or do mathematics. Learning disabilities do not include those difficulties that are primarily due to a student’s intellectual, physical, or emotional disabilities, nor those that are due to a student’s environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantages.
Common learning disabilities include dyslexia, dysgraphia, perceptual disabilities, and developmental aphasia. It is estimated that approximately 6-8% of school-age children have some sort of LD. Some experts believe that lack of and differences in screening protocols have resulted in LD being underreported.
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Implementing Functional Assessment–Based Interventions in Secondary Settings: Strategies for Overcoming Barriers
At GoManda, we are passionate about teaching for neurodivergent learners, like autistic learners. Neurodivergent learners process information differently, especially when it comes to vocabulary comprehension. To help neurodivergent learners, teaching for the way they process information is key. We at GoManda do that by with our app that uses:
- Minimalistic design to reduce distractions. That means no distracting animations and components that take away from learning
- Photorealistic images and videos - no cartoons or other unrealistic representations of objects
- More variations of each
Perkins School for the Blind is the worldwide leader in education services for children and young adults with visual impairments, CVI, deafblindness and more from birth through age 22. Since 1829, we have been preparing children and young adults with the education, confidence and skills they need to reach their full potential. We believe every child can learn and learning is for life.
Everyday at Perkins is about connection, possibility and opportunity. On our beautiful 38-acre campus just outside of Boston, we offer an environment where students are able to develop strong social skills
Scanning Pens is a global award-winning assistive technology company founded in the UK by two enthusiastic tech lovers - Toby Sutton and Jack Churchill - in 2003.
With Jack having dyslexia, he wants to ensure all adults and children have the tools to read confidently.
Our collection of text-to-speech technology allows users of varying reading abilities to improve their literacy and gain independence.