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  • Labor Market Information
    Data on jobs and workers, including labor force, employment and unemployment, industrial growth, occupational trends, and wage rates for a specific locality, state, region, or country.
  • Language Disorders (Aphasia/Dysphasia)
    Refer to a speech and language impairment that manifests itself in difficulty understanding spoken language or expressing language as a result of congenital or acquired brain damage. Aphasia/dysphasia often impacts reading comprehension.
  • Late Adolescence and Young Adulthood
    A stage of human development, from approximately age 16 to age 24 when youth emerge from childhood and enter adulthood.
  • Learning Disabilities
    Processing disorders related to any of several areas: language and reading, arithmetic and mathematics, writing, motor coordination, memory, non-verbal learning, visual perception, or spoken language.
  • Learning Styles
    Different ways of or approaches to learning including: visual, auditory, or kinesthetic/tactile
  • Least Restrictive Environment
    According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), to the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities, including children in public or private institutions or other care facilities, are educated with children who are not disabled, and special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular educational environment occurs only when the nature of severity of the disability of a child is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily.
  • Lifelong Learning
    The interest and skill to maintain education, formal or informal, beyond the basic requirements for academic achievement or vocational attainment.

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