Articles for tag: Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia, Learning Disability

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Types of Learning Disabilities

A Learning Disability is characterized as a brain-based processing problem. This means that children or adults with a learning disability do not process information the same as children without a learning disability. This processing problem can interfere with a child’s ability to learn in reading, math and writing, and other classes. It can also interfere ...

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What Are the Most Common Learning Disabilities?

A learning disability (LD) may be any of a number of conditions that make the process of learning difficult, because of the way an individual brain learns and functions. It is believed that 10% of students presently in school have some type of learning disability. For most people, their disability becomes recognizable early in their ...

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Does Your Child Have Messy Handwriting? He Might Have Dysgraphia

The most common learning disability is one that most people have never heard of – dysgraphia. According to the DSM-IV, its main symptom is “writing skills (that) …are substantially below those expected given the person’s …age, measured intelligence, and age-appropriate education”. The word dysgraphia itself means “writing difficulty,” and that is dysgraphia in a nutshell ...

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Do Gifted Children Have Special Needs?

When my daughter was born, my mother commented to me, “She’s going to be smart.” I smiled and agreed with her– high IQs run prevalently on both sides of my daughter’s family. While I would love my daughter unconditionally regardless of her intelligence, I fully anticipated that she would be gifted. “I hope she won’t ...