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1 PRESENTED BY LORI LEININGER AND WENDY SWEENEY ABE DISABILITY SERVICES IN MINNESOTA CEA REGIONAL IV CONFERENCE BLOOMINGTON, MN APRIL 8-9, 2010 What Adults with Disabilities Wish All Teachers Knew

2 Session Goals Useful information and video clips of: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Acquired Brain Injury Learning Disability (LD) ADHD Instructional Strategies Disability Resources

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4 What is a Traumatic Brain Injury? A blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts a function of the brain Causes: Falls Motor Vehicles Assaults Sports Injuries Domestic Violence Child Abuse

5 Normal Brain Brain Spect Brain Spects 15 year old male with a serious head injury Top, front down, surface view

6 HELPS Brain Injury Screening Tool Developed by M. Picard, D. Scarisbrick, R. Pauluch. For complete form see, www.mnabedisabilities.org www.mnabedisabilities.org H - Have you ever Hit your Head or been Hit on the Head? E -Were you ever seen in the Emergency room, hospital, or by a doctor because of an injury to your head? L -Did you Lose consciousness or experience a period of being dazed or confused because of an injury to your head? P - Do you experience any of these Problems in your daily life since you hit your head? S -Any significant Sicknesses?

7 Mary Jimmy

8 What is an Acquired Brain Injury It is NOT caused by trauma but by internal complications. It occurs after birth, is not hereditary, congenital, or generative Causes: Strokes Seizures Toxic Exposure Lack of Oxygen Metabolic Disorders Neurotoxic Poisoning

9 38 year old, 17 years of heavy weekend alcohol use One year drug and alcohol free Acquired Brain Injury Spects

10 Traumatic/Acquired Brain Injury Symptoms Difficulty with: Memory Behavior regulation Speech and language Balance, coordination and mobility Organization Fatigue Attention and concentration

11 STROOP TEST RedBlue YellowGreen PinkBlack BlueRed OrangeBlack RedBlue GreenYellow BlueGreen GreenBlue YellowRed

12 Aphasia Literacy Group

13 What is a Learning Disability? At least average intelligence Significant information processing deficit(s) Significantly lower than expected academic performance in one or more areas Life long learning difficulties

14 These are not Learning Disabilities… Physical or sensory disabilities Low ability Severe emotional difficulties Lack of academic opportunities Cultural differences

15 Common Learning Disabilities: Dyslexia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia

16 Dyslexia Inbeqenbence is comsidered a civic virtue, for self relaicne means puling you own thgiew, paying your taxes and not deing a durben on your fellow citnzs. The enphasis in almost lla rehabilitation is to retrane the disblaed persn for probuctive work. If siht qroves unfeasdle, they nay de comsidered useless and left to hsiugnal apart from the mainstreen.

17 Learning Disability Symptoms Strengths along with some weaknesses Lifelong academic difficulties Not working up to potential Frequently needs instructions repeated Appears distracted or forgetful

18 Mea John

19 What is ADHD? ADHD Predominantly Inattentive Type Predominantly Hyperactive- Impulsive Type Combined Type

20 Symptoms of ADHD Difficulty: Paying attention to detail Listening Organizing Starting and completing tasks Focusing Prioritizing

21 QuotesQuotes I prefer to distinguish ADD as attention abundance disorder. Everything is just so interesting…remarkably at the same time. Frank Coppola, MA, ODC, ACG As I sit here and talk to you in a relatively calm conversation, theres an amusement park going on in my head. Robert Tudisco, Attorney

22 May score within normal limits (IQ) but show uneven cognitive skills Benefits from similar intervention strategies May regain pre-injury information and skills quickly, but have difficulty learning and retaining new information Similarities Brain Injury and Learning Disabilities Differences

23 Traumatic Brain Injury and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Impulsive, inattentive behavior Responds to similar intervention strategies Reduced energy, memory problems, decreased initiative Less responsive to cues Less responsive to insight oriented strategies More severe and diffuse neurological condition Similarities Differences

24 Universal Teaching Strategies Link material to prior knowledge Concise, clear, simple and specific Thinking time Allow frequent breaks Use multi-sensory instruction by saying, seeing, hearing, reading, tracing, writing Break information down into small steps

25 Review information frequently Give extended time for assignments and tests Allow alternative learning; such as projects instead of writing papers Use visual aids whenever possible Use meaning and contextual materials that relate to the students interests Consider use of assistive technology Universal Teaching Strategies continued…

26 Minnesota ABE Disability Website www.mnabedisabilities.org Interested in content of this website for your state? Contact Lori Leininger at 763-504-4093 or lori_leininger@rdale.org

27 Video Summary

28 courage doesnt always roar. sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow. maryanne radmacher-hershey 98

29 Lori Leininger Wendy Sweeney PANDA New Hope Learning Center 8301 – 47 th Avenue North New Hope, MN 55428 763-504-4093 lori_leininger@rdale.org PANDA New Hope Learning Center 8301 – 47 th Avenue North New Hope, MN 55428 763-504-4095 wendy_sweeney@rdale.org Contact Information


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