RTI and Learning Disabilities

The Reading Instruction Show by Dr. Andy Johnson

Episode notes

A learning disability only exists within a school environment. Outside the narrow confines of school, I’ve seen many with identified learning disabilities being highly successful in their professional and personal lives. This was only after shaking off the stigma of the label that had been given to them by the educational system. How dare we define anybody’s potential. What is defined as a learning disability is really an educational disability. How about if we significantly down-size the special education system, create smaller class sizes, provide better working conditions, and give teachers the professional development opportunities they need to be able to include inclusive learning environments with differentiated instruction

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