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LDF402 Understanding Of Difficulties And Disabilities

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LDF402 Understanding Of Difficulties And Disabilities
LDF402 Understanding Of Difficulties And Disabilities
ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEF
Subject Code and TitleLDF402 Learning differences
AssessmentReflection: An understanding of Differences, Difficulties and Disabilities
Individual/GroupIndividual
Length1000 words
Learning OutcomesUnderstand and apply a person-centred approach to analyse and problem solve issues and challenges associated with learning differences.   Critique and reflect upon own and others’ biases, prejudices and assumptions associated with learning differences.   Demonstrate independent research skills drawing on a diverse range of relevant sources and demonstrate communication skills for professional and academic audiences.
SubmissionDue by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT on Sunday at the end of Module 2 (Week 4)
Weighting20%
Total Marks100 marks
LDF402 Understanding Of Difficulties And Disabilities

LDF402 Understanding Of Difficulties And Disabilities Context:

This assessment is prescribed for you to advance your analytic skills and your knowledge and understanding of the diversity of learning differences.

This assessment asks you to identify and reflect upon the views of learning differences and applying the person- centred approach, whilst understanding challenges and aspirations in an education and workplace environment.

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LDF402 Assessment One Brief

Learning Differences Student Podcast 1

Male, 16 years old, Year 10, with Dyslexia Podcast with Transcript. http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/kzw0n

Learning Differences Student Podcast 2

Male, 13 years old, Year 7, Diagnosed with ADHD and Possible ODD.

Podcast with Transcript. http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/odt5o

Learning Differences Student Podcast 3

Male, 14 years old, Year 8, Recent Dyslexia Diagnosis

Podcast and Transcript http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/rhge0

In your reflection you may wish to use a pseudonym for each of the podcast students to assist with person-centred writing.

Academic Integrity: All students are responsible for ensuring that all work submitted is their own and is appropriately referenced  and  academically  written according to the Academic  Writing  Guide. Students also need to have read  and  be  aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure and subsequent penalties for academic misconduct. These are viewable online. Students also must keep a copy of all submitted material and any assessment drafts.

Special Consideration To apply for special consideration for a modification to an assessment or exam due to unexpected or extenuating circumstances, please consult the Assessment Policy for Higher Education Coursework and ELICOS and, if applicable to your circumstance, submit a completed Application for Assessment Special Consideration Form to your Learning Facilitator.

Submission Instructions: Submit the reflection via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in LDF402 Learning Differences. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades. Referncing It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing in the Academic Skills webpage.

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LDF 402 Assessment 1 Explanation

Step 1. Listen to all 3 podcasts and write important information. Diagnosis, any characteristics or symptoms of their learning condition, experiences from their perspective, support provided( whether successful or not), emphasis of importance of a person-centred approach.

Step 2: As an introduction, you are required to write a reflection upon your personal responses to the materials and tasks from module one and module two. (250 words. Briefly write about how the information in modules 1 and 2 impacted your thinking about learning differences, disability and difficulties (write your understanding). Say how the resources especially in module 2 helped your understanding regarding person first experiences of individuals with ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia.

Step 3: Use your developing understanding of the terms learning differences, learning difficulties and learning disabilities listen to the Student Voices Podcasts.

Step 4: Write your analysis to each of the students in the podcast by critiquing each with your understanding of the terms learning differences, learning difficulty or a learning disability. (400 words)

Go back to information that you wrote in step 1 critique by saying whether each case is a learning difficulty, disability or difference, give your reason using examples from the case.

Step 5: Present your reflection as a commentary of your responses with your own understandings of learning characteristics. Present your view, from a person-centred approach discuss levels of support and/or complications that exist for individuals living with a learning difference, or condition. You are encouraged to research further to support your views (350 words).

Reflect by writing your views about the support and challenges that exist for individuals living with a learning condition; dyslexia, ADHD, dyscalculia etc, include the importance of person- centred approach. (give examples in your discussion).

Make sure you use APA 7 writing style

  • Title page (also known as a cover page).
  • Font options: sans serif fonts such as 11-point Calibri, 11-point Arial, or 10-point Lucida Sans Unicodeo serif fonts such as 12-point Times New Roman, 11-point Georgia, or normal (10-point) Computer Modern (the default font for LaTeX)
  • Double-spaced. The entire document including the title page and reference list.
  • References page always starts on a new page.
  • Page numbers. The title page is your first page. The number one (1) should be located in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
  • Margins. APA guidelines specify: one-inch margins at the top, bottom, right and left of every page. Default margins in Word are one inch.
  • Citations and reference list. Include both in-text citations and a reference list.

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Learning Rubric: Assessment One

Assessment AttributesFail (Unacceptable)Pass (Functional)Credit (Proficient)Distinction (Advanced)High Distinction (Exceptional)
                Grade Description (Grading Scheme)      Fail grade will be awarded if a student is unable to demonstrate satisfactory academic performance in the subject or has failed to complete required assessment points in accordance with the subject’s required assessment points.      Pass is awarded for work showing a satisfactory achievement of all learning outcomes and an adequate understanding of theory and application of skills. A consistent academic referencing system is used and sources are appropriately acknowledged.        Credit is awarded for work showing a more than satisfactory achievement of all learning outcomes and a more than adequate understanding of theory and application of skills. A consistent academic referencing system is used and sources are appropriately acknowledged.Distinction is awarded for work of superior quality in achieving all learning outcomes and a superior integration and understanding of theory and application of skills. Evidence of indepth research, reading, analysis and evaluation is demonstrated. A consistent academic referencing system is used and sources are appropriately acknowledged.High Distinction is awarded for work of outstanding quality in achieving all learning outcomes together with outstanding integration and understanding of theory and application of skills. Evidence of indepth research, reading, analysis, original and creative thought is demonstrated. A consistent academic referencing system is used and sources are appropriately acknowledged.
LDF402 Understanding Of Difficulties And Disabilities
Knowledge and understanding 30%Limited understanding of required concepts and knowledge   Key components of the assignment are not addressed.The response identifies key issues associated with learning differences experiences.The response demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the breadth of learning differences in school and workplaces.The response demonstrates a high order analysis of learning differences.Comprehensive reflection and coverage of the range of terms referring to learning differences, integrating a wide range of perspectives about the importance of lived experience understanding and knowledge development.
Critical reflection 30%Specific position (perspective or argument) fails to take into account the complexities of the issue(s) or scope of the assignment.   Makes assertions that are not justified.The reflection demonstrates a capacity to critique and analyse their own views of learning differences.There is clear identification and understanding of learning differences in education through the lens of own personal reflection.Effective and thorough demonstration of the shift in thinking of the continuum of learning differences in educational and workplace contexts.Specific perspective is presented imaginatively and accurately, taking in to account the complexity of learning differences. Limits of position are acknowledged.
Capacity to apply person centred approach 30%Limited synthesis and analysis.   Limited application/recommendat ions based upon analysis.The relationship between the shift of the student understandings about learning differences breadth is demonstrated through a person- centred approachThe use of critical analysis of both the student knowledge of learning differences and those of others is included in relation to the person-centred approach..The response demonstrates a highly developed capacity to integrate person- centred approach the impacts and shifts in community knowledge.The reflection demonstrates a creative, innovative synthesis of ideas.
Academic conventions 10%Poorly written with errors in spelling, grammar.   Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas.   There are mistakes in using the APA style.The reflection is written according to academic genre. The reflection demonstrates a consistent use of credible and relevant research sources to support ideas, however these are not always well developed.   There are only minor mistakes in using the APA style.Is well-written and adheres to the academic genre (e.g. with introduction, conclusion or summary).   Demonstrates consistent use of high quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop ideas.   There are no errors in using the APA Style.Is very well-written and adheres to the academic genre.   Consistently demonstrates expert use of good quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop appropriate arguments and statements.   There are no errors in using the APA Style.Expertly written and adheres to the academic genre.   Demonstrates expert use of high-quality, credible and relevant research sources to support and develop arguments and position statements. Shows extensive evidence of reading beyond the key reading.   There are no errors in using the APA Style.

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