Mrs. Bailey's Webpage

 

Introduction

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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