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  • Dyslexia Online
    Provides a selection of articles on dyslexia. Learn about the symptoms, possible causes, and ways to prevent this learning disorder.

  • Learning Disabilities
    If your child is not doing as well in school as they have the potential to, they may have a learning disability. Having a learning disability means having a normal intelligence but a problem in one or more areas of learning. Find out how to tell for sure if your child has a learning disability, and how to get help. Includes lots of information about reading problems (dyslexia), speech/language delay, and non-verbal learning disabilities--plus, how to work with the school system, and what are your child's legal rights to special education.

  • MyLittleSteps - Online Early Intervention Program
    Children with developmental and learning disabilities (even severe ones) can learn like other children. Appropriate developmental stimulation in the early years is crucial. In fact it is known that early intervention programs in the early years of a child's life can show dramatic results in helping children develop many important foundation skills. mylittlesteps makes it possible for parents to run their own early intervention program from home. Just click on the link to find out more:

    A newborn child is seen as an addition into the family and is always a cause for celebration. The parents take pride and joy in watching their child take its first steps and say its first words. But what if the child has a disability? Do families feel any 'less' proud of their child? To most parents of children with disabilities it is absurd to even ask such a question. "Hannah is Hannah, and I wouldn't trade her in for the world," states Mary-Anne Burke, president of VIEWS Ottawa, in Canada. VIEWS is a parent-support group for families with children who are visually-impaired.

  • About Dyslexia & Reading Problems
    Developmental dyslexia is a condition related to poor reading. Children with dyslexia have difficulty learning to read due to one or more information processing problems such as visual perceptual or auditory perceptual deficits.

  • About Learning Disabilities - From The CDI
    Learning disabilities are present in at least 10 percent of the population. By following the links on this page you will discover many interesting facts about learning disabilities as well as uncover some of the myths. You will also be provided with practical solutions to help children and adolescents with learning disabilities greatly improve their academic achievement as well as their self-esteem.

    The term "mental retardation" is often misunderstood and seen as derogatory. Some think that retardation is diagnosed only on the basis of below- normal intelligence (IQ), and that retarded persons are unable to learn or to care for themselves. Actually, in order to be diagnosed as mentally retarded, the person has to have both significantly low IQ and considerable problems in adapting to everyday life. However, most children who are retarded can learn a great deal, and as adults can lead at least partially independent lives. (American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

    Parents are often worried when their child has learning problems in school. There are many reasons for school failure, but a common one is a specific learning disability. Children with learning disabilities usually have a normal range of intelligence. They try very hard to follow instructions, concentrate, and "be good" at home and in school. Yet, despite this effort, he or she is not mastering school tasks and falls behind. Learning disabilities affect at least 1 in 10 schoolchildren.

  • eHow to Create Reading Games for Students With Dyslexia
    Using games to teach reading is a great way to break the monotony of some reading programs. There are several games available to buy, but making them is easy and allows you to meet the specific needs of students with dyslexia.

  • eHow to Find the Latest Research on Dyslexia
    If your child is diagnosed with the reading disability called dyslexia you'll have lots of questions. What is it? What can you do to help your child succeed in school? What are your rights as a parent? There are plenty of techniques and research on how to deal with and overcome dyslexia. Now, where do you start?

  • eHow to Help a Child Who Has a Learning Disability Succeed in School
    Success in the classroom is the biggest challenge for children with learning disabilities. Help your child succeed by teaching skills at home that your student can apply in the classroom.

  • eHow to Help a Student Who Has Dyslexia
    For a student with dyslexia, reading common words and letter combinations is as foreign to them as trying to read in another language. The key to helping a student with dyslexia is to break reading into its basic elements: letter sounds, letter combinations, words in isolation, and finally, sentences and stories

  • eHow to Identify if Your Child Has Dyslexia
    Like most learning disabilities, dyslexia is composed of several symptoms and warning signs. Most students suffering from dyslexia will not exhibit all of the warning signs and each student's symptoms will differ.

  • General Information about Learning Disabilities - From National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
    In this article from the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY), you'll learn more about learning disabilities - incidence, characteristics, educational implications. Included is a list of resources for additional information.

  • Gifted Children with Learning Disabilities
    Many people have difficulty comprehending that a child can be gifted and also have learning disabilities. As a result, children with special needs that result from both their high abilities and their learning problems are rarely identified and are often poorly served.

  • Learning Disabilities
    Explains the differences between learning problems and disabilities. Chart shows language and reasoning skills to watch for at different ages and more.

  • Learning Disabilities Assdociation of Massachusetts
    A helpful resource for children, families and professionals involved with learning disabilities. Articles, books, videos and links to other LD related sites.

    Although different from person to person, these difficulties make up the common daily experiences of many learning disabled children, adolescents, and adults. A person with a learning disability may experience a cycle of academic failure and lowered self-esteem. Having these handicaps--or living with someone who has them--can bring overwhelming frustration.

  • Learning Disabilities: Glossary of Some Important Terms
    This article provides parents and educators with definitions of terms commonly used in discussions regarding learning disabilities.

  • Learning Strengths in the Midst of Learning Disabilities
    The more we discover about learning disabilities in children, the more we know they don't have to limit children at all. Simply stated, learning disabilities are troubles children might have with skills such as listening reading, writing, spelling or speaking. These skill impairments have little to do with a child's intelligence - in fact, most learning- disabled children have normal or higher intelligence, and some who are gifted.

  • Prayatna Web Page
    Prayatna, Centre for Educational Assessment & Intervention, conducts remedial classes for children experiencing difficulties in reading, writing or arithemetic.The innovative educational aids developed here can be used to enhance these skills in all children

  • Social Competence and the Child with Learning Disabilities
    Playing with friends is a daily ritual for most children. But kids with learning disabilities are often isolated and rejected. Their problems making and keeping friends are compounded by their poor social skills.

  • Solutions for Learning Problems
    We have over forty years experience helping parents help their children diagnosed with learning problems. Parents from all over the world have helped their children perform at peer level-and above.

  • Special Needs for Special People
    SNSP is a non-profit organization dedicated to implementing musical therapy programs on a global scale.

    Dyscalculia is a term meaning "specific learning disability in mathematics." People who suffer with a poor memory for all things mathematical have many other symptoms and characteristics. Taken as a whole, these coexisting conditions comprise what this author terms "the dyscalculia syndrome."

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