Compare and Contrast: LD and CD. Consider the characteristics of a student with a learning disability (LD) and a student with a communication disorder (CD). Compare and contrast the following aspects of LD and CD:
a. Definition of each disability
b. Characteristics of each disability
c. Evaluation of each disability area
d. Research-based effective instructional strategies, supports, and services
What are your experiences with working with a student or individual with a learning disability or communication disorder? Have you found the characteristics discussed in the readings to be accurate? What further suggestions might you have for teaching students with LD?