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This Powerpoint was used with Freak the Mighty to teach what Max's disability was.


  • 1. Designing Multimedia Presentations Robin Lytton EDU 5300 Learning Disabilities What is wrong with Max?

2. bilding me a fewchr

  • Dear Teachr,
  • Today mommy cryed. Mommy asked me Jody do you realy kno why you are goin to school. i sed i dont kno why ? She said it is caus we are going to be bilding me a fewchr i said what is a fewchr wats one look like ? Mommy said i dont kno jody no one can really see all your fewchr jest you. dont worry caus youl see you see. Tats when she cryed and sed oh jody I love you so.
  • Mommy says every one need to work realy hard for us kids to make our fewchrz the nicest ones the world can ofer.
  • Teacher can we start today to bild me a fewchr? Can you try espeshly hard to make it a nice pretty one jest for mommy and me ?
  • I love you teachr.
  • Love,
  • Jody
  • xxooxxoo

3. What do you think a learning disability is? 4. Common myths about LD

  • Low intelligence/ Stupid
  • People with LD are just lazy.
  • They cant read.
  • They learn slower.
  • They are retarded.
  • It only affects reading.
  • You are not normal.

5. Scissors Activity

  • Take a pair of scissors in the opposite hand you write with.Cut out the Christmas tree. You have two minutes.Use only the hand that you do not write with.

6. What is a learning disability?

  • A learning disability results from a difference in the way a person's brain is "wired." Children with learning disabilities are asSMARTorSMARTERthan their peers. But they may have difficulty reading, writing, spelling, remembering and/or organizing information.

7. More Facts About Learning Disabilities

  • People have difficulties concentrating and focusing
  • Can cause your mind to wander
  • Nearly 4 million students have a learning disability
  • Students usually have more than one learning disability, whether it be reading, writing, spelling, or math

8. If you have a LD, you may see this.

  • Dyslexia is a learning disability whose first symptoms are:
  • Difficulty in learning to read,
  • Later erratic spelling,
  • Understands speech rather than writing

Shared from http://www.etni.org.il/etninews/inter2d.htm 9. Other examples Shared from http://www.etni.org.il/etninews/inter2d.htm 10. Famous People with LD

  • Magic Johnson
  • Carl Luis
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Nolan Ryan
  • Pete Rose
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Walt Disney
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Albert Einstein
  • Will Smith
  • Tom Cruise
  • Harrison Ford
  • Agatha Cristie
  • Avi
  • Shared by http://www.greatschools.net/cgi-bin/showarticle/2258

11. Max and his Learning Disability

  • How does Max view himself because of his disability?
  • How do other people view him?


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