Chapter 6 Quiz

Question 1 (1 point)

The “wait-to-fail” model waits until the gap between IQ and achievement is wide enough to be noticeable.

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Question 2 (1 point)

The U.S. Department of Education’s definition of learning disabilities presumes that such a disability is a result of cultural, or economic disadvantages.

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Question 3 (1 point)

Andrew is a student who is reported to be “twice exceptional.” This indicates that he can be labeled both gifted and learning disabled.

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Question 4 (1 point)

Learning disabilities may manifest themselves in a child’s imperfect ability to listen, speak, and think.

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Question 5 (1 point)

Although they may share some common characteristics, children who have learning disabilities represent a wide range of needs and abilities.

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Question 6 (1 point)

The RTI approach. allows for early intervention based on the child’s needs.


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Question 7 (1 point)

Kirk was the researcher who coined the term learning disabilities in 1962.

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Question 8 (1 point)

The category “learning disabilities” was originally conceived of as a heterogeneous group of students who shared in common learning problems stemming from  a neurological basis.



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Question 9 (1 point)

Dyslexia is a problem in the area of math calculations.

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Question 10 (1 point)

Students identified as having a learning disability who do not have a clear neurological basis for their disability are said to have explained underachievement.



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