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Information Processing and Learning Disabilities for childre

Discuss the following topics:
1. Explanation of information processing
2. Comparison of information processing in students with and without learning disablities.
3. How Learning strategies address information processing problems
4. Learning strategies to address information processing developments of students with disabilities.

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Although these toptics are massive, I offer notes and research for you to employ and create your own assignment.

1. First of all, as you define what information is processing, this topic is so huge. However, the definition itself is embodied within the words. In other words, please note how it involves our senses and how the human body obtains the data. Research from the National Center for Learning Disabilities further suggests that information processing is "The act of using those senses is only the first step towards being able to use the data they've collected. The information the body collects is sent to the brain which recognizes it, understands it, responds to it and stores it; repeating this pattern hundreds and even thousands of times each day" (http://www.ncld.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=470).

Please note that this type of skill or ability is essential for all life skills.

2. When you then compare what it's like for someone with and without an information processing disorder, "non identified" people (since I hate the words "normal" "abnormal) are able to complete "all the tasks that are required in a given day, from brushing teeth to grocery shopping to watching TV" (http://www.ncld.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=470). Conversely, you might contrast that people with information pressing disorders typically either have visual processing problems or auditory processing problems.

The chart from http://www.ncld.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=470 offers a clear dichotomy for you to see:

"Visual Processing
Visual Discrimination
Visual Sequencing
Visual Memory
Visual Motor ...

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Information Processing and Learning Disabilities in children are briefly highlighted.

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