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Written by

Scott L. Crouse, Ph.D.

Illustrations (detective and brain) by

Kristin N. Crouse (age 10)

 

Copyright © 2009 Scott L. Crouse

 

 

Introduction

 

'Hello. My name is detective Learner. I have been sent by Scotland Yard to help you solve the many mysteries of your learning disability.'

detective

 

'On this very interesting case we will uncover clues about how your brain works and how you can help yourself learn better.'

 

'You never know what you might discover on such an intriguing mystery. So keep your eyes and ears open for any possible clues.'

 

 

'Follow me . . . . . . . . . . . .' detective

 

Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1 - What is a Learning Disability?

Famous people with LD

Review Questions

 

Chapter 2 - What Causes Learning Disabilities?

Review Questions

 

Chapter 3 -Discrepancy = Underachievement

Underachievement Worksheet

 

Chapter 4 -Processing: The Sensory Channels

Visual Processing

Auditory Processing

Review Questions

 

Chapter 5 - Processing: The Cognitive Channels

Sequential Processing

Conceptual Processing

Processing Speed

Review Questions

 

Chapter 6 - Processing: Sensory + Cognitive

Haptic Processing

Review Questions

Processing Worksheet

 

Chapter 7 - LD Jargon

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia

Nonverbal LD (NLD)

Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Executive Functioning

Review Questions

 

Chapter 8 -Using Accommodations

Know your strengths

Visual disability

Auditory disability

Sequential disability

Conceptual disability

Processing Speed disability

What about Learning Style?

Review Questions

Accommodations Worksheet

 

Chapter 9 -Other Issues Related to LD

Low Self-esteem

Social Confusion

Communication

Attention

Review Questions

Other Issues Worksheet

 

Chapter 10 -Intelligence vs IQ

Seven Intelligences

Review Questions

 

Chapter 11 -Exercising Your Weakness

Visual Processing Disability

Auditory Processing Disability

Sequential Processing Disability

Conceptual Processing Disability

Processing Speed Disability

 

Chapter 12 - LD and the Law

Americans With Disabilities Act

Section 504

IDEA

Your Assessment Report

Your IEP

Your responsibilities

Review Questions

 

Chapter 13 -Becoming an effective Self-Advocate

Ten steps to self-advocacy

Meeting with your teacher

Review Questions

 

Chapter 14 -Planning for Your Future

High School

After High School

Planning Career Choices

 

Chapter 15 -The Summary

Seal of approval

 

References 

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Learning disabilities - what is a learning disability (LD or SLD)?

Dyslexia: Dyslexia is a reading disability or reading disorder

Dysgraphia Dysgraphia is a writing disability or disorder

Dyscalculia Dyscalculia is a math disability or disorder

What is an attention deficit disorder (ADD, AD/HD, ADHD)?

Gifted LD: Can a student be gifted and LD?

Emotional/Behavioral issues and LD: Do LD students experience behavior problems or depression?

Section 504: What is a Section 504 plan?

What is special education?

What is processing?

What is a severe discrepancy?

What is a nonverbal learning disability (nonverbal LD or NLD)?

What is a central auditory processing disorder (CAPD)?

What is IDEA?

 

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  • Chapter 2 - What Causes Learning Disabilities?
  • Chapter 3 - Discrepancy = Underachievement 
  • Chapter 4 - Processing: The Sensory Channels
  • Chapter 5 - Processing: The Cognitive Channels
  • Chapter 6 - Processing: Sensory + Cognitive
  • Chapter 13 - Becomming an Effective Self-Advocate

 

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