Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 7, you should be able to:

  • Summarize the key components of the IDEA definition of learning disabilities.
  • Discuss the three phases of the development of the field of learning disabilities.
  • Identify possible causes of learning disabilities.
  • List representative learning and social/emotional characteristics of individuals with learning disabilities.
  • Explain the concept of response to intervention.
  • Describe the following instructional approaches: cognitive training, direct instruction, and learning strategies.
  • Summarize educational services for persons with learning disabilities across the life span.