What are Learning Disorders?
Learning Disability Facts
Common Learning Disabilities
Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities
Your state yellow pages has many resources
National Disabilities Organizations & Information Groups
To be an effective advocate, you need to learn about your child's disability and how the disability
affects your child's ability to learn. These organizations and groups provide information and answer questions.
Directory of Legal and Advocacy Resources
Links to legal sites; contact info for attorneys who represent parents of children with disabilities.
A neurological disorder that leads to lifelong impairments in a child's ability to speak, respond
to others, share affection and learn. At this time there is not a cure for autism, early intervention, the sooner the better,
has shown success.
Autism and PDD Fact Sheet
Executive functions are the higher-order processes that enable us to plan, sequence, initiate, and sustain
our behavior towards some goal, incorporating feedback and making adjustments along the way. Some of the neurobehavioral conditions
discussed on this web site such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Depression
have been associated with Executive Dysfunction.
Previously known as manic depression is characterized by changes from one
extreme mood to it's opposite.
A problem with the writing process.
Strategies for Dealing with Dysgraphia
Adhd conditions can only be managed; not cured and although sometimes these children's symptoms subside with age,
often they remain into adulthood.
There are often other problems associated with ADD/HD.
Learning Disorders (LD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Touretts Syndrome, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and
Dyscalculia among others.
If you think there is a presence of another problem, it needs to be evaluated.
Talk to your doctor, teacher, counselor, and / or find
a support group.
LD Pride Online
Learning Disabilities Association of America
All About LD's
Prevent and Dissolve Learning Disabilities
The Hidden Handicap
Diagnosing and Treating Learning Disabilities leads to Academic Success
Co-Morbid conditions is when one or more conditions occur at the same time.
Many individuals with ADHD have additional diagnoses, such as
There are 3 categories of learning disabilities:
Developments speech and language disorders
Academic skills disorder
Feeling Sad or Empty
In children can be irritable
Diminished interest in all or almost all activities
Weight loss without dieting
Decrease in appetite
Insomnia or hypersomnia
Loss of energy
Thoughts of suicide
Rages & Explosive Temper
Tantrums (lasting up to several hours)
Frequent Mood Swings
Silliness, Goofiness, Giddiness
Depressed Mood Lethargy
Difficulty Getting Up in the
Oversensitivity to Emotional
or Environmental Triggers
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Argumentative with adults or authority figure
Deliberately annoys others
Blames others for misbehavior
Defiance of rules
Has difficulty in accepting authority figures
Bullies, threatens or intimidates others
Initiates physical fights
Physically cruel to people or animals
Forces someone into sexual activity
Destruction of property
Stealing, Lying, Deceitfulness
Runs away from home
Truant from school
Stays out at night, despite parental objections or punishment
Worry about everything, big and small
Headaches or other aches and pains for no apparent reason
Trouble concentrating on one thing
Trouble falling asleep or wake up often during the night
Have hot flashes
Feel nauseous when worried
Substance Abuse or other disorders.
COMMON CHARACTERISTS OF A CHILD WITH A LD
WARNING SIGNS OF AN LD
Dyslexia-Difficulty with reading and understanding written words.
They may see the words distorted, upside down or backwards.
Dysgraphia-Difficulty with producing readable handwriting.
Dyscalculia-Difficulty with numbers and math calculations.
OCD-When a person focuses on certain thoughts
or behaviors persistently so that it affects the normal
living and working environment.
Contamination from shaking hands
Doubt as to whether something was turned
Tourette Syndrome- A disorder characterized by
facial and vocal tics and involuntary movements.
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High -tech assistive, adaptive and accessibility aids for children and adults
with disabilities and special needs
TIMEX DATA LINK WATCH
Programable watch with 10 alarms
Watch designed by a doctor for ADD / ADHD patients
has 16 different alarms
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