SPE-226 Educating the Exceptional Learner
Instructor Crystal McCabe
Life Long Learning
Lifelong learning is something that everyone achieves whether they try to or not. People learn something different everyday even though they may not pay attention to the lesson. People take education for granted as well as continuing to become more educated over the course of life. People with disabilities thrive at the chance to learn because the odds are against them. What most people take for granted is what people with disabilities wish they could accomplish as easy as those without disabilities. When disabilities are discovered as early as possible more things can be done to help the student and parents learn as effective as possible. Diagnosis of developmental disabilities, early intervention priorities, assessments, educational programs, services for transitional programs and procedures for young students with disabilities.
“Learning disabilities, or learning disorders, are an umbrella term for a wide variety of learning problems. A learning disability is not a problem with intelligence or motivation. Kids with learning disabilities aren’t lazy or dumb. In fact, most are just as smart as everyone else. Their brains are simply wired differently. This difference affects how they receive and process information” (HelpGuide, 2013).
Children with disabilities show that there is some type of delay more than just educational wise. Some characteristics include, but are not limited to, dependency, learning patterns, mobility, being able to care for self physical, emotional, and mentally. Different types of disabilities are Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, Mental Retardation, Down syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Hearing Loss, and Visual Impairment (DiscoveryFit&Health, 2013). Many of these disabilities are caused by brain injuries, using drugs while baby is in the womb, poor nutrition, and...