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How to Help Students With Nonverbal Learning Disabilities | Edudemic

How to Help Students With Nonverbal Learning Disabilities | Edudemic | Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
How to Help Students With Nonverbal Learning Disabilities by Leah Levy http://t.co/SFRieS66vj

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Five Misconceptions About Learning Disabilities

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Auditory processing disorder can be difficult to diagnose - Chicago Tribune (blog)

Auditory processing disorder can be difficult to diagnose - Chicago Tribune (blog) | Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Auditory processing disorder can be difficult to diagnose Chicago Tribune (blog) A: Here's what being diagnosed with auditory processing disorder means: While your son's hearing is fine, his brain has trouble understanding what he's hearing.
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Glossary on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences| LD OnLine

Glossary on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences| LD OnLine | Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it

LD OnLine is the leading website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences.

The education field is so full of acronyms and specialized words that it can seem like a confusing alphabet soup! Find out what AYP, IEP, 504, and many other abbreviations and words mean in this glossary of frequently used terms.


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New Learning Disability Resources Available for Spanish Speakers - NCLD

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LD.org has new Spanish-language resources on dyslexia, ADHD, executive functioning, and other learning disability content.
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How to Help a Child with Weak Working Memory | Executive Function - NCLD

How to Help a Child with Weak Working Memory | Executive Function - NCLD | Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Executive functioning skills - Does your child have a weakness with verbal (auditory) or visual-spatial working memory? If so, you may find that it is greatly interfering with academic achievement.
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Not all reading disabilities are dyslexia: Lesser-known reading disorder can be easily missed

Not all reading disabilities are dyslexia: Lesser-known reading disorder can be easily missed | Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
A common reading disorder goes undiagnosed until it becomes problematic, according to the results of five years of study.
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Assistive Technology For Learning Disabilities

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Having a learning disability does not mean that a person is not smart enough to do the work of an average person.  It is simply due to processing of information(...)
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14 Mental Health Tips for Children with Learning Disabilities

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A Mental health illness affects up to 40% of people with learning disabilities, compared to 25% of people in the general population. Social issues, such as lack of friends or fewer opportunities in...

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New & Noteworthy Book: A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function Impairments

Dr. Thomas E. Brown, one of the world’s leading authorities on ADHD, has just published a book that sheds new light on the condition for both parents and professionals.
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Traffic-Related Air Pollution Linked to ADHD

Environmental toxins have long been associated with learning disabilities, and now a new study adds fuel to the fire (pun intended).
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Voices may not trigger brain's reward centers in children with autism ... - EurekAlert (press release)

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Auditory Processing Disorder in Children | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets

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Children with auditory processing disorder (APD) often do not recognize the subtle differences between sounds in words because the disorder makes it difficult for the brain to interpret sound information.
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Apps for Students | Dysgraphia & Writing Difficulties - NCLD

Apps for Students | Dysgraphia & Writing Difficulties - NCLD | Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Apps can help students and adults who have learning disabilities like dysgraphia or dyslexia with their written expression. These are LD-friendly. (A learning disability can make it very difficult for students to express themselves through writing.
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Fertility link to learning disabilities - The Times (subscription)

The Times (subscription) Fertility link to learning disabilities The Times (subscription) Children born after IVF treatments in which the father also received fertility help are 50 per cent more at risk of suffering an intellectual disability,...
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Glossary on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences| LD OnLine

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LD OnLine is the leading website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences.

The education field is so full of acronyms and specialized words that it can seem like a confusing alphabet soup! Find out what AYP, IEP, 504, and many other abbreviations and words mean in this glossary of frequently used terms.


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Language-Based Learning Disabilities and Auditory Processing Disorders

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New research centering on the electrical brain signals picked up by EEG is clarifying the relationship between auditory processing and language learning.
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Is Your Child Ungifted? | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

Is Your Child Ungifted? | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
When Jay Leno asked Steve Carell how his kids were doing, he didn’t seem too concerned:
“I hate it when people talk about kids on talk shows. ... (Is Your Child Ungifted?

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This blogger is a bit glib in my view about what is a serious topic. Even though his tongue is stuck in his cheek, he speaks clearly and raises some important issues and surfaces concerns about how we categorize ourselves and our children. I will throw my hat in this 'ring'. I make no apologies, glib though I may also be!

 

When Howard Gardener came out with his "Theory of Multiple  Intelligences" my first impression was "Why all the fuss about an explanation of the patently obvious?" Any teacher working in the SPED departments of our schools could have told you back in the early 80's that kids are smart in all kinds of ways that school generally either ignores, criticizes--or in some cases punishes! Good teachers--Genral Ed or SPED are all about "how are my students smart?" rather than "How smart are my students?"

 

What Gardener did was to over intellectualize, over generalize  and over complicate a fairly simple notion--that students and people are different and possess a range of capabilities and affinities.  The surprise for me was that anyone in education was surprised!

 

But there’s a dark side to Gardner's  MI theory: I call it Salza's MS Syndrome: Salza's Multiple Stupidities Syndrome.  SMSS sticks in my throat and interferes with my breathing when I hear educators generalizing about dyslexics—talking about how dyslexics are gifted spatially, or artistically. What if we are not? What if I am a student who is struggling to read and spell in school, but I don’t yet know what other abilities I may be able to develop as I grow? I get incorrectly labeled “learning disabled”? (And it’s a short hop from “LD” to ‘stupid’ because our schools and our parents incorrectly equate “learning“ with “reading” at the very start of the journey in first grade. ‘ Reading’ does not equal ‘Learning.’ Then to add insult to injury, someone comes up with a list of other things smart people are supposed to be able to do--and I don't find myself anywhere on that list, either!

 

The concept we call 'intelligence' is largely a manufactured set of conclusions based on the bigotry of the 1920's and flimsiest of intellectual constructs of the 40's and 50's. Don’t take my word for it --Check out:

The Mismeasure of Man - Stephen Jay Gould - Google Books

books.google.com › Social Science › Sociology › General‎ 

"When published in 1981, The Mismeasure of Man was immediately hailed as a masterwork, the ringing answer to those who would classify people, rank them according to their supposed genetic gifts and limits."

 

Read it and weep! Then ask why we are still trying to call any behavior an “intelligence.” Seems condescending when Gardner does it, bigoted when we do it in schools  to grant or deny access to learning services.--Lou

 

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"..When Jay Leno asked Steve Carell how his kids were doing, he didn’t seem too concerned: “I hate it when people talk about kids on talk shows. I hate it, because every person who talks about their kids, their kids are obviously the most intelligent and the cutest. They’re all very, very gifted children. Ask me about my kids. They’re alright. Are they the cutest? Meh… They’ll get by. I mean, they’re not going to freak anyone out. In terms of intellect— it’s like, Ehhh, you know. They’re not going to be at the back of the class, not going to be at the front of the class– they’ll be in the middle kind of looking out the window. They’ll get by.”

Worried that your own child is ungifted? Take a cue from Carell and relax. Thankfully for you and your child, there are many conceptualizations of giftedness– and therefore many ways to not be ungifted.

Where should we start? How about with the most traditional conceptualization of them all: high IQ. Does your child score above 130 on an IQ test? If so, congratulations! We can probably stop right here. Historically, giftedness has been defined as top 2-3% on an IQ test. While most gifted and talented programs these days no longer rely solely on this criteria, most programs in the United States do privilege the child’s IQ score above all other potential indicators of giftedness.** So if your child scores above the arbitrary IQ threshold set by the school district, you should have no trouble convincing your school that your child isn’t ungifted..."

 
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What Is Executive Function? | Executive Functioning - NCLD

What Is Executive Function? | Executive Functioning - NCLD | Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Executive Function is a set of mental processes that helps us connect past experience with present action.
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Important information for teachers - NCLD has many resources on this topic. See the related articles on this topic for additional information.

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Reading . Learning Disabilities . Education | PBS Parents

Reading . Learning Disabilities . Education | PBS Parents | Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Learn about the importance of reading, processes our brain must undergo in order to read, signs to watch for and reading and literacy strategies to help combat reading disabilities.
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The LD Navigator | by LD.org

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A resource for pediatricians and parents regarding learning disabilities .

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Issues and Controversies in Auditory Processing Disorders—2012


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Video Games Are Beneficial for Students—Especially Those with LD

It’s not often that we hear an education professional advocating that children play video games, but that’s what David Williamson Shaffer is suggesting in his paper, Video Games and The Future of Learning.
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Link between air pollution and learning disabilities - Investigative Post

Link between air pollution and learning disabilities - Investigative Post | Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Link between air pollution and learning disabilities
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What can be inferred from this study is that children who are exposed to black carbon may develop learning disabilities as a result.
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CAST: About UDL

CAST: About UDL | Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
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CAST has many resources to help you understand the priciples behind Universal Design for Learning

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