However, just because a teacher uses technology in the classroom does not mean the SLD student will benefit.

In order for technology to truly function as an assistive devices, potential needs for accommodation must be considered when designing an activity/assignment.

Unfortunately these technologies are too rarely evaluated for how they might help "individuals with learning disabilities to compensate for specific cognitive deficits" (Day and Edwards).

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He stares at the books for a minute, turns to face the class, and announces, as if he had just awakened: "I just dropped my textbooks in the library return chute." He turns and runs back out again to few muffled titters from the class.

This was not the only disruption with Albert that semester.

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One of the children also need to do a rotation, but still preserve the scale).

These students can learn, and can excel in academics.

They just learn differently (Shaywitz, Davis 3, Levine qtd in Prescott 18-19, La Voie Understanding Learning Disabilities, Krantrowitz 72-74, 78).

One paper clearly stood out from the others: it was clear and artfully written, filled with specific support for a provocative idea. When measuring his academic abilities - the abilities to interpret assignments or negotiate the mechanics of college - Albert was incompetent. I think he had the potential to learn more in my class than he did, but the standard practices of education didnt work for him.

Students who, like Albert, do not learn well in traditional educational situations are often labeled learning disabled. Learning disabled literally means not able to learn and creates a stigma for learning disabled students.

UPDATE: Upon further investigation, this appears to not necessarily be a DOM updating issue but rather just an odd CSS cascade issue.