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Title: Do you know these celebrities

Do you know these celebrities?
How well do you really know them?
  • Tom Cruise
  • Successful actor who starred in such films as Top
    Gun, Rain Man, Minority Report in spite of
    having dyslexia.
  • Robin Williams
  • Successful actor and comedian who has starred in
    such films as Mrs. Doubtfire Hook, who with all
    his success, has a learning disability and
    Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Star of the Rocky and Rambo movies who shares the
    same type of disabilities as Robin Williams (LD
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What about these women celebrities
Women Celebrities
  • Audrey Hepburn, star of such classics as The
    African Queen and Breakfast at Tiffanys, had
  • Erin Brockovich, woman who inspired a movie for
    her work on the environment in the southern US,
    has dyslexia.

Whats the point?
  • Having a disability WILL NOT prevent you from
    obtaining success! YOU have to know your
    disability and make the appropriate
    accommodations that will generate your success.
  • Youre not alone. There are thousands and
    millions of students with the same types of

Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
  • Federal Definition Specific Learning Disability
    (SLD) means a disorder in one or more of the
    basic psychological processes involved in
    understanding or in using language, spoken or
    written, which may manifest itself in an
    imperfect ability to listen, speak, read, write,
    spell, or do mathematical calculations (Hallahan
    Kauffman, 2003).

Specific Learning Disability (SLD) cont.
  • Dyslexia, for example, is considered one SLD.
  • Over half (50.8) of the students with
    disabilities in the US have a SLD.
  • The number of students with a SLD is close to 3

Speech Language Disabilities
  • Speech disorders include disorders of voice,
    articulation, fluency.
  • Language disorders affect the students ability
    to use language (phonology, morphology, syntax,
    semantics, pragmatics).
  • Over a million students have a speech or language

Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD)
  • Difficult to define Behavior that is
    unacceptable because of social or cultural
    experiences that goes to an extreme and that is
  • Includes Conduct Disorders, Affective Disorders,
    and Anxiety Disorders.
  • Close to half a million students have an EBD, but
    the numbers are on the rise.

Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD) (cont)
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Behaviorally based
  • Typically, the person has problems with peers
    authority figures.
  • Manifests behavior with aggression
  • Behavioral management program psychotherapy
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  • Affective Disorders
  • Something in the body is affected.
  • Example Bipolar Disorder.
  • Cause Genetics
  • M.D. will place bipolar patients on medication to
    help stabilize chemicals in the body (brain)
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  • A pervasive developmental disability
    characterized by extreme withdrawal, cognitive
    deficits, language disorders, self-stimulation
    and the onset is before the age of 30 months.
  • Sometimes regarded as PDD or Pervasive
    Developmental Disorder.
  • Runs a spectrum
  • Over 50,000 students are autistic but the numbers
    rise steadily every year.

Other Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Disabilities
  • Visual Disabilities
  • Audio or Hearing Disabilities
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Multiple Disabilities (MD)

Activity Time!!!!!
  • Take about 7 minutes to fill out the Student
    Disability Worksheet
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