Encouraging Your Child to Succeed

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Encouraging Your Child to Succeed . Kathryn Jens Ph.D. Erica Adamiak M.A. Identifying the signs of learning disabilities and creating a plan for success. There are all types of disabilities. What is a learning d isability? . It has had different terms over the years. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<p>Encouraging Your Child to Succeed</p> <p>Encouraging Your Child to Succeed Identifying the signs of learning disabilities and creating a plan for success</p> <p>Kathryn Jens Ph.D.Erica Adamiak M.A.There are all types of disabilities</p> <p>What is a learning disability? It has had different terms over the years.Typically 10-15% of the student population have a learning disability. Typically its someone with average to above average intelligence.Students have difficulties in receiving, processing, storing, responding to, and communicating, information that gets in their way and almost masks their intelligence at times. Cognitive weaknesses are typically coupled with academic areas of weaknesses. </p> <p>What are the warning signs? Struggling with friendshipsDepression/anxietyHours on homeworkDisorganizationAfraid of disappointing othersFrustrating others (teachers and parents) </p> <p>Warning signs in the classroom OrganizationConfusion with directions/instructionsMisreading information Look noncompliant Struggling to stay on task, attention to details, abstract concepts, and slow work pace</p> <p>Understand the disability in common language Support groups SEACPromote positive peer relationships for childPromote role modelsPromote open communication with schoolSet limits on homework timeScaffold organization Know accommodations/modificationsModel advocacy </p> <p>What can parents do? </p> <p>How do students address their disability with their friends? Know the common language of their disabilityAdvocate their needs Share that they just learn differently </p> <p>What will the school do to support? IEP Case Manager </p> <p>Customized to meet the needs of every child.Reviewed annually/Eligibility every three years Signature PagePresent levels of ProgressEligibility? Determine classroom accommodationsServicesGoals</p> <p>Manage paperworkMonitor goalsAdvocate Provide communication </p> <p>Tiers of Intervention </p> <p>Universal LevelGeneral Education </p> <p>Targeted Intensive What will the school do to support? *Based on individual needsAccommodationsAlterations in the way that tasks are presented that allow students to complete the same assignments.Examples: audio tape, preferential seating, small group, extended time, assisted technology, frequent breaks </p> <p> ModificationsAlterations in the curriculum and content that do not require the students to complete the same assignments. Examples: Modified grading scale, altered multiple choice test, reworded questions, word banks, alternative books/materials for topics</p> <p>10Differentiation Content (teachers differentiate content by what the students learn as well as the materials, could occur through books on tape, readiness verses grade-level) Process (whole group, small groups, pairing, centers, personal agendas) Product (informal, formal assessments, rubrics, flexibility) Learning environment (quiet, set up of materials, structure, guidelines, different ways to ask for help) </p> <p>AdvocatingWorking as a team with parent, student, and teachers. </p>


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