Essays Tagged: "Learning disability"


ved from the Greek "dys" (meaning poor or inadequate) and "lexis" (word or language). Dyslexia is a learning disability characterized by problems in expressive or receptive, oral or written language. ... ems in expressive or receptive, oral or written language. It is characterized by extreme difficulty learning and remembering letters, written or spoken words, and individual letter sounds. Extremely p ...

(4 pages) 172 0 4.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Down syndrome

at 40, her odds are 1 in 34.(Graves, 1990)People with Down's syndrome all have a certain degree of learning disability . This means that they develop and learn more slowly than other children. Howeve ...

(11 pages) 302 0 4.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Ethical & Legal Issues Pertaining to Physical Restraint - A Critical Analysis

of destructive and aggressive behaviors towards his environment, himself and others. He has a mild learning disability, challenging behaviour and is diagnosed as having schizophrenia and autism. A co ... t (1983).Care ManagementAlthough all of the clients who are admitted to this service have a form of learning disability, a majority of them, like David, also have mental health needs. For this reason ...

(14 pages) 675 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

stress managment

ls of pressure placed upon them and not the pressure itself.In my work supporting adults who have a learning disability, and/or mental health problems, stress and its effects are common. I am currentl ... live in "mainstream" society are often quite hostile to people with mental health problems, and/or learning disabilities living in the same street or local as them. All these factors cause my clients ...

(5 pages) 252 0 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

This is an outline of an essay about dyslexia.

troductionA.About five to six percent of American public school children have been diagnosed with a learning disability; eighty percent of the diagnoses are dyslexia-related. But some studies indicate ... yslexia, what is it?2.Causes and Symptoms3.TreatmentII.First Main Point:A. Dyslexia is defined as a learning disability marked by impairment of the ability to read. In essence, it is a disability in w ...

(3 pages) 121 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

This essay is about Meningitis. It Has answers to everthing you need to know about meningitis its effects, causes, giving very in depth infromation.

nt, while bacterial meningitis can be quite severe and may result in brain damage, hearing loss, or learning disability. For bacterial meningitis, it is also important to know which type of bacteria i ...

(4 pages) 84 2 3.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

An outline for strageties for teaching those suffering from Dyscalculia, a form of math dyslexia.

Dyscalculia (or dyscalcula)"Dyscalculia" is a lesser-known learning disability that affects mathatical calculations. It is derived from the generic name "mathe ... eric name "mathematics difficulty."There are rigorous criteria used to determine if a student has a learning disability as it is defined by special education criteria. When a student's mathematics dif ... d. May have difficulty grasping concepts of formal music education. Difficulty sight-reading music, learning fingering to play an instrument, etc.*May have poor athletic coordination, difficulty keepi ...

(6 pages) 116 2 3.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

(ADHD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

a few minutes (Understanding the...). Timothy has Attention Deficit Disorder or ADHD.ADHD is not a learning disability but a behavioral problem. ADHD affects 3% to 5% of all school-aged children and ...

(5 pages) 122 0 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Learners with Exceptionalities

e special education and there are many different types of learners with exceptionalities, including learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, mental retardation and gifted stude ... ional limitation that interferes with a person?s mental, physical or sensory abilities. (Slavin 1)A learning disability is a neurological disorder that affects the brain?s ability to receive, process, ...

(11 pages) 262 0 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


is a good doggie." This is what a dyslexic would see if given that sentence to read. Dyslexia is a learning disability that directly affects one's ability to read but flipping words or letters around ...

(2 pages) 96 1 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Education for children with learning difficulties

This essay is concerned with education for children with learning difficulties. The opening paragraphs look at the responsibilities of current education serv ... nsibilities of current education services and their role in educating children with difficulties in learning. Thereafter the essay will focus upon research carried out by the education Support Service ... However there are disabilities that we cannot see, nor we can realize that they are disabled like a learning disability.Over the recent years many organisations have been set up to provide provision f ...

(9 pages) 244 0 4.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Attention Deficit Disorder

st signs of ADD often, but not always, show up in early childhood. ADD may also be accompanied by a learning disability. ADD also affects behavior in specific, yet very different ways. Some people wit ... e all, what the families need to know is that it isn't their fault. Kids benefit from counseling by learning how ADD affects them and their loved ones. Coping skills can also be taught to them to help ...

(10 pages) 172 3 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Hotel New Hampshire.

her was a prof of russian history and his mother was a nurse-He was dyslexic before that particular learning disability had been identified by name. He says that he was an underdog and that he had to ...

(12 pages) 27 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The New Zealand Government's Failure to Recognise Dyslexic Secondary Students.

"The New Zealand Government's failure to recognise dyslexia as a Special Learning Disability (SLD) seriously disadvantages a large number of New Zealand secondary school stu ... average or above average intelligence, characterised by a significant delay in one or more areas of learning." (Selikowitz, 1998). In this definition, a 'significant delay' refers to either more than ... below the mean, or 2 or more years behind the expected level for their chronological age. 'Areas of learning' covers the group of basic academic skills of, amongst others, reading and writing.In 18 ...

(10 pages) 44 0 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Feeding a client who has cerebral palsy

d 26, who suffers from cerebral palsy and quadriplegic spacsicity epilepsy.Due to client-x's severe learning disability, he is only able to communicate non-verbally (i.e. hand gestures and body langua ... vide him with what he requires.I assessed the client and formatted a care plan. I noticed his serve learning disability restricted him from fulfilling the activities of living.I analysed twelve differ ...

(6 pages) 130 0 0.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

My experience with a learning disability

I am a fighter who never gives up. There are many reasons for failure in school; a common one is a learning disability. I was diagnosed with a learning disability in the second grade. School did not ... p program at school which teaches you techniques to learn in a different way that is geared to your learning disabilities. I found out that I was not stupid but needed to learn and study in a differe ...

(1 pages) 35 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Euthanasia: Argumentative essay, example text from "Of Mice and Men"

the great depression where two friends are struggling to find jobs. The character Lennie, who has a learning disability, is always getting into trouble for things that he doesn’t realise are wron ...

(3 pages) 33 0 3.0 May/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Fragile X Syndrome

velop typical physical characteristics during their lifetime. Mental impairment may range from mild learning disability and hyperactivity to severe mental retardation and autism. This genetic syndrome ... ng more than 200 repeats. In that case, most males are impaired and 50 percent of females show some learning disabilities. However, there are exceptions, including individuals with enormous numbers of ...

(6 pages) 12 0 3.7 Jan/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


eople, and have normal contact with the outside world. In its simplest form, autism may seem like a learning disability. The more severe forms of autism involve strange behavior that can even cause in ...

(2 pages) 84 0 5.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Research paper on autism: The paper was to be on any field in psychology.

. It also touched very little on the sensory problems. In its simplest form, autism may seem like a learning disability. The more severe forms of autism involve strange behavior that can even cause in ... e other hand it might be much less overt, such as refusing to respond to interaction (especially in learning settings where this might have a destructive effect), using others as objects and refusing ...

(7 pages) 89 0 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology