Learning and Learning Disabilities

Learning and Learning Disabilities

Week 3 – Journal

Learning and Learning Disabilities

Chapters 7 and 9 of the course textbook discuss theories of learning and information processing as well as various methods of assessing intelligence and testing achievement.

Based on the required textbook readings and references, address or respond to each of the following:

· Briefly summarize the key components of the IDEA, NCLB, and ESSA legislation regarding learning disabilities, including the types of disabilities meant to be covered under these laws.

· Reflect on whether and/or how these laws are informed or supported by theories of cognitive development, learning, and intelligence discussed in the course textbook.

Add graphics, tables, diagrams or additional sources that help emphasize your points and enhance your personal learning experience.

Required Text

Mossler, R. A., & Ziegler, M. (2016). Understanding development: A lifespan perspective. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

· Chapter 7: Cognitive Development

· Chapter 8: Language Development

· Chapter 9: Intelligence

Required References

Perry, B. D. (2009). Examining child maltreatment through a neurodevelopmental lens: Clinical applications of the neurosequential mode of therapeutics. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 14(4), 240-255. doi: 10.1080/15325020903004350 (PsychINFO: 2009-10040-002). Full text article available at http://childtrauma.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/TraumaLoss_BDP_Final_7_09.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Recommended References

Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. (2013, Oct 31). InBrief: The science of neglect [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF3j5UVCSCA (Links to an external site.)

University of the Rockies. (2006). Observational learning: The research of Albert Bandura (Links to an external site.) . [Video file]. Intelecom Online Resources Network.

University of the Rockies. (2006). Use of reinforcements and punishment in shaping a child’s behavior (Links to an external site.) . [Video file]. Intelecom Online Resources Network.

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