|Mrs. Bailey's Webpage|
I work with students who have Learning Disabilities, (I like to think of it as Learning Differently) , as well as students with various other needs such as Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Mentally Challenged, and Health Impairments . I have been at Lincoln for seven years and I love working here. It is a great school with wonderful students and staff. I have been teaching special education for twenty-three years and hold a Bachelor of Education and Masters of Education from the University of Oklahoma. In addition, I obtained National Board Certification in 2002. I live in the country by Noble with my husband and two daughters, Mitch, Sarah, and Katy.
My schedule varies daily but I can usually be reached at school between 7:30 and 8:30 or 2:30-3:15.
Learning Disabilities Defined
Learning Disabilities have been defined by many sources, including federal law (P.L. 101-476). A Learning Disability is characterized by average or better overall intelligence paired with a significant difference in the child's achievement in one or more of seven areas: Basic Reading, Reading Comprehension, Written Expression, Listening Comprehension, Oral Expression, Mathematics Calculation, Mathematics Reasoning. In the Norman district we look at a -23 discrepancy ,in expected ability and actual achievement in one of these areas, as being a benchmark showing a learning disability. We also consider a child's classroom performance, his or her organization skills, possible processing problems, and any other factors.
A Learning Disability Is NOT caused by mental retardation, emotional disturbance; visual, hearing, or motor disabilities; environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantages.
Learning Disabilities may include: perceptual disabilities, dyslexia, dysgraphia, or minimal brain dysfunction.
TIP:Self-esteem is a valuable asset to your learning disabled child. Treat your child as a whole person. Help your child understand his or her disability and put it in perspective.
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