Liberty School's EC Corner

monthly EC tidbits designed to help you in the classroom

September 2015

Accommodations and Modifications

IEPs have been given to classroom teachers by the EC department. If you do not have a copy of an EC student's IEP, please see Emily Hendricks or Anissa Lowe immediately. Within this IEP you find student goals, accommodations and modifications for the school year. Please make sure you are providing accommodations/modifications according to their IEP. This includes testing as well as classroom activities/assignments and even homework. Do not hesitate to contact the EC Department if you have any questions.

Symptoms of Learning Disabilities from LDA

The symptoms of learning disabilities are a diverse set of characteristics which affect development and achievement.

Some of these symptoms can be found in all children at some time during their development. However, a person with learning disabilities has a cluster of these symptoms which do not disappear as s/he grows older.

Most frequently displayed symptoms:

  • short attention span,
  • poor memory,
  • difficulty following directions,
  • inability to discriminate between/among letters, numerals, or sounds,
  • poor reading and/or writing ability,
  • eye-hand coordination problems; poorly coordinated,
  • difficulties with sequencing, and/or
  • disorganization and other sensory difficulties.

Other characteristics that may be present:

  • performs differently from day to day,
  • responds inappropriately in many instances,
  • distractible, restless, impulsive,
  • says one thing, means another,
  • difficult to discipline,
  • doesn’t adjust well to change,
  • difficulty listening and remembering,
  • difficulty telling time and knowing right from left,
  • difficulty sounding out words,
  • reverses letters,
  • places letters in incorrect sequence,
  • difficulty understanding words or concepts, and/or
  • delayed speech development; immature speech.
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Struggling Students?

Contact Sharon Clark, MTSS chair. The MTSS team is happy to help suggest strategies that may benefit your student. This includes academic struggles as well as behavioral. x150

We Need Your Help

Please let us know what information would best support you this school year. Email us any suggestions for future newsletter articles or any other way we can support you in the classroom.