Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 7, you should be able to:

7.1 Summarize the key components of the IDEA definition of learning disabilities.

7.2 Identify possible causes of learning disabilities.

7.3 List representative learning and social/emotional characteristics of individuals with learning disabilities.

7.4 Explain the various procedures used to identify a learning disability.

7.5 Describe the following instructional approaches: cognitive training, direct instruction, and learning strategies.

7.6 Discuss how assistive technology may be utilized by students with a learning disability.

 7.7 Summarize educational services for individuals with a learning disability across the life span.