Learning Disabilities

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Learning Disabilities - Quiz

This quiz was created to assess teacher candidates' basic knowledge of learning disabilities.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    IDEA defines a learning disability as a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or using ______________.
  • 2. 
    The previous definition of a learning disability applies to language that is either  _____________ or ______________. (separate answers with a space only)
  • 3. 
    A learning disability may manifest in an imperfect ability to... (choose all that apply)
    • A. 

      Think

    • B. 

      Listen or speak

    • C. 

      Read, write, or spell

    • D. 

      Behave

    • E. 

      Do mathematical calculations

  • 4. 
    Approximately what percentage of today's students have a learning disability?
  • 5. 
    A language learning disability in ______  ______  ______ affects a person's ability to use sound/symbol associations to learn phonics in order to comprehend text.
  • 6. 
    A language learning disability in ___________  ____________ affects a person's ability to use spoken language to communicate ideas.
  • 7. 
    Being able to understand logical relationships between mathematical concepts and operations is called ____________  _____________.
  • 8. 
    Being able to process numerical symbols to derive results is called __________  _________.
  • 9. 
    A person can have a dual exceptionality, meaning that they have a learning disability along with another condition. Which of the following is NOT an example of a condition that could accompany a learning disability to qualify as a dual exceptionality?
    • A. 

      Giftedness

    • B. 

      Language differences

    • C. 

      Lack of opportunity

    • D. 

      Another primary disability such as sensory impairment or emotional disorder

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    The ability to understand spoken language at a level commensurate with the student's age and ability levels is called...
    • A. 

      Listening comprehension

    • B. 

      Oral expression

    • C. 

      Reading comprehension

    • D. 

      Written expression

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Which of the following are strategies that a teacher can employ when assisting students with learning disabilities. (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Assist with organization

    • B. 

      Call attention to their difficulties in front of others so they are more conscious of them

    • C. 

      Provide extra time for transitions and responses

    • D. 

      Give directions orally and in written format

    • E. 

      Know the student's IEP goals and objectives

  • 12. 
    A language learning disability in ___________  ____________ affects a person's ability to understand the meaning of written language
  • 13. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of a psychological process used in information processing?
    • A. 

      Long-term memory

    • B. 

      Short-term memory

    • C. 

      Physical activity

    • D. 

      Attention

    • E. 

      Perception

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