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Importance of Understanding Academic Development

Once students are identified with a learning disability, this label typically stays with them throughout their lifetime. In order to ensure that students receive the best support services throughout their school years, why is it important for educators to understand what typical academic development? Why is it important for general educators to understand the differences between typical academic development and academic development with students with LD? Please include references.

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It is important for educators to understand typical academic development, because doing so allows teachers to set appropriate and reasonable expectations for their students. Although students will not all achieve milestones at exactly the same time, knowledge of typical academic development allows educators to have a baseline from which to gauge their expectations and knowledge of student growth. (The Importance of Understanding Child Development by Paula Kay Glass, September 25, 2013, available at ...

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The importance of teachers understanding academic development in both the general classroom environment and for students with learning disabilities.