Developmental, Intellectual, and Learning Disabilities

* Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. About one in six children in the U.S. have one or more developmental disabilities or other developmental delays. Some developmental disabilities include- autism, language and learning disorder, cerebral palsy, vision impairment, hearing loss, and down syndrome. These students all have feelings, thoughts, interests, hopes and usually know what they want from life just like we do. They are successful with lots of support, so I would make sure they always get the encouragement and praise when needed.

* Intellectual disability is usually a score between 70-75. These students are going to struggle with conceptual, social, and practical skills. Reading, writing, following rules, how to interact with others, and day to day routines. These things can be difficult at times, the things we take for granted everyday, but just being patient and teaching the student these everyday activities will gain success.

* Learning disability also known as LD is a very common disability and affects many. We have 5 senses and when some or all of those senses don't communicate with the brain then there could be a learning disability. Some students are visual learners and some need the repetitive action. I, myself am a visual learner. I would work with each student to find what works best for them to be a successful learner.

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