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Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

A Learning Disability -

These comments are developed from the Learning Disabilities Adaptations/ Accommodations Guide, developed by the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center, and available online. Note especially Section E: Matching Adaptations/Accommodations to Learner Needs.

Identifying a Possible Learning Disability

Signs of a reading disability:

Signs of a writing disability:

Signs of a numerical disability:

Teaching Techniques

With appropriate accommodations and teaching strategies a person with learning disabilities can learn to take advantage of their strengths and minimize weaknesses, and thus increase the potential of success. Being familiar with a student's preferred learning style and incorporating many different modalities into lesson plans provides a greater likelihood of progress.

Suggested auditory techniques:

Suggested visual techniques:

Suggested tactile or kinesthetic techniques:

For more suggestions ask a literacy coordinator.

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