Can you work with learning disability?
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (RA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) provide that employers covered by either of these laws make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with impairments that substantially limit a major life activity, such as learning.
How do you teach someone with a learning disability?
Teachers who apply those kinds of intervention:
- break learning into small steps;
- administer probes;
- supply regular, quality feedback;
- use diagrams, graphics and pictures to augment what they say in words;
- provide ample independent, well-designed intensive practice;
How can a parent help their child with a learning disability?
Your job as a parent is not to “cure” the learning disability, but to give your child the social and emotional tools they need to work through challenges. In the long run, facing and overcoming a challenge such as a learning disability can help your child grow stronger and more resilient.
Can a woman with learning disabilities have a child?
My sister is now, like me, a woman of a certain age although, unlike me, she has never married. We are very close, although we live two hours apart. We speak on the phone at least once a day and recently she has begun to email me as well, with help from care workers.
When did people with learning disabilities not have children?
Whenmy little sisterwas a child in the 1960s, we never said to her that she was mentally handicapped; no one in our family would ever have considered doing so.
What are learning disabilities for children and adults?
Well-replicated research has demonstrated that a core deficit for children and adults with reading disabilities is phonemic awareness (the ability to understand sounds and sound patterns in language). Also check these sections of our site for general information about LD and effective teaching strategies: