Kathie F. Nunley, EdD
student labeled as LD, or learning disabled has difficulty with
language, memory, listening, speaking, reading, writing, spelling,
math and/or motor skills. They have a problem with storing,
processing and producing information. The problems range from
mild to severe. It affects about 10% of the general student
be categorized as learning disabled, the student must have AT
LEAST average intelligence, yet be underachieving in one or
more academic areas. Some may be gifted students in one or more
areas. These students CAN learn, but may need material presented
in a different modality or form than the traditional classroom
to include students with Learning Disabilities
offering assignments in a variety of forms.
extra space and extra time to process.
content and effort in addition to writing skills.
students to work in pairs.
visual progress charts.
F. Nunley is an educational psychologist, author, researcher
and speaker living in southern New Hampshire. Developer of the
Layered Curriculum® method of instruction, Dr. Nunley has
authored several books and articles on teaching in mixed-ability
classrooms and other problems facing today's teachers. Full
references and additional teaching and parental tips are available
at: http://Help4Teachers.com Email her:
Kathie (at) brains.org