Bringing together research on how the brain learns, this resource helps educators recognize, understand, and teach the growing numbers of children with more than one condition or disorder.
Chapter 2: The Brain, Developmental Disorders and Their Effects on Learning
The Brain, Developmental Disorders and Their Effects on Learning
This chapter covers:
- the nature of learning and the part that memory plays in the learning process
- how the brain develops and learns
- the aetiology of developmental disorders and how far they share the same neurological abnormalities
- what is known about the causes of neurodevelopmental disorders and their co-morbidity
- how particular difficulties are likely to impede a child's ability to learn.
The Nature of Learning
Learning is the process by which we acquire knowledge and skills. What can be learned, how much and how fast depends on the working of the brain. In the last few years, educators and brain scientists have become increasingly aware of the need to work together, but so ...