Learning Disabilities

This paper discusses various types of learning disabilities and the law that promotes education for people with such disabilities.

This paper explains that, since students with disabilities need to develop adult skills that will enable them to live, work, and interact in integrated community settings, the educational system guarantees they are provided with an appropriate educational experience. The author points out that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is very specific in its wording that children with disabilities should be educated along with children without disabilities; however, inclusion does not mean that students with disabilities must have the same curriculum or the same educational goals. The paper relates that Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), with or without hyperactivity, is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem and that these children are at higher risk for learning, behavioral, and emotional problems.

Table of Contents
Free and Public Education (FAPE)
Due Process
Learning Disabilities
Behavior Disorder: ADD
Mental Retardation
“Accommodations should be made to enable and enhance the learning experience of the disabled student. Services should be provided that allow the student to participate in as many aspects of the classroom activities as possible. Personnel are to be provided, based on the needs of the student. Staff development and training will be given to all that have need, in order to provide the disabled student with a quality education.”