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Medical Xpress: Study finds differences in brains of children with nonverbal learning disability

Medical Xpress: Study finds differences in brains of children with nonverbal learning disability | The World of Disabilities | Scoop.it
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To Read or not to Read: Reducing the barriers to computer use for a Dyspraxic student ( Not a dyslexic student)

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Closing the Low-Expectations Loophole for Students with Disabilities

Closing the Low-Expectations Loophole for Students with Disabilities | The World of Disabilities | Scoop.it
Whether or not you think it is smart policy to measure schools' effectiveness using standardized tests, there is one thing on which we all should be able to agree: school districts should not decide which students that they are accountable for...
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Treatment Options for ADHD in Children and Teens

Treatment Options for ADHD in Children and Teens | The World of Disabilities | Scoop.it
This summary discusses the different types of treatment for ADHD. It explains what research says about how each treatment improves symptoms and the risks involved with each treatment. It can help you talk with the doctor ...
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Have a story to tell? – ADHD, Tourette’s, OCD, Schizophrenia, Autism, Epilepsy, Bipolar, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, etc. | Conditional Publications

As part of our ongoing effort to raise awareness about neurological conditions, we are always looking for new personal stories about your lives with these (RT @NeuroBooks: Schizophrenia, Autism, Epilepsy, Bipolar, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, etc.)...
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Transition Portfolios

Transition Portfolios | The World of Disabilities | Scoop.it

Planning for life after IEPs is complex. It’s an ongoing multi-year process that involves every aspect of our child’s life.

So much information to sort through!

What steps to take now? What info to save? How to organize it all?

The answer? A transition portfolio.

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P.A.N.S. - Dramatic Mood Swings, Extreme Anxiety Sigs of OCD

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health are studying an aspect of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) they say is separate from a form of OCD ...
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Troubling CDC Report Opens Autism Awareness Month - Patch.com

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Sarasota Herald-TribuneTroubling CDC Report Opens Autism Awareness MonthPatch.comA recent report from the US Centers for Disease Control finds that autism is now diagnosed in 1 out of every 88 American children.
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A Boy, Some Bullies and Autism - Patch.com

A Boy, Some Bullies and Autism - Patch.com | The World of Disabilities | Scoop.it
A Boy, Some Bullies and AutismPatch.comOne boy's story hits home about how a sharp rise in the incidence of autism means more knowledge, funding—and kindness—is needed. By Heather Borden Herve I'd like you to meet my nephew, Jessie*.
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CDC Features - New Data on Autism Spectrum Disorders

CDC Features - New Data on Autism Spectrum Disorders | The World of Disabilities | Scoop.it
CDC estimates 1 in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Track your child's development and act early if you have a concern.
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Dear Kids with Autism, Prompt Dependency is Not Your Fault

I can’t even count how many times I’ve heard teachers say, “This child is so prompt-dependent!” They say it as if to imply it is the child’s fault, and it is a nuisance to have to deal with a child who is purposefully waiting for prompts (cues, assistance, help) in order to respond to directions, to begin tasks, or to make initiations. Well, here’s the news flash: Kids with autism can only become prompt-dependent if that is what we teach them.


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Camp Eye to Eye. Where LD/ADHD meets FUN

Camp Eye to Eye. Where LD/ADHD meets FUN | The World of Disabilities | Scoop.it
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What a great chance for your kids to meet a community just like them����

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Breaking Dishes: A Lifetime With a Lesser-known Disability

Breaking Dishes: A Lifetime With a Lesser-known Disability | The World of Disabilities | Scoop.it
It's hard to show others who you truly are, and to have them see your life through your eyes. Some people won't understand, and cannot hope to. It's not like I have ADD or another well-known learning disability.
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Another blast in the reading wars

Another blast in the reading wars | The World of Disabilities | Scoop.it
The war over how best to teach children to read continues.
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I usually make certain that my comments are professional but in this case all that is running through my head is "You go Steven Dykstra!!"  Thank you for writing this piece and thank you to each of the signing scholars.  Please keep fighting for the future of our children.

 

Tina Marie DeLong

Parent of two young boys with dyslexia

Co-founder of Decoding Dyslexia PA

Special Educational Advocate

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Orbital cellulitis - PubMed Health

Orbital cellulitis - PubMed Health | The World of Disabilities | Scoop.it
Orbital cellulitis is an acute infection of the tissues immediately surrounding the eye, including the eyelids, eyebrow, and cheek.
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ADHD Resource Pack | Fintan O'Regan

ADHD Resource Pack | Fintan O'Regan | The World of Disabilities | Scoop.it
This is a comprehensive package with a number of resources regarding the management of ADHD. It includes a full interview where Fin explains and answers a.
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What is A Special Needs Trust? Does My Child Need One?

What is A Special Needs Trust? Does My Child Need One? | The World of Disabilities | Scoop.it
Our child’s financial security is a key concern as we look toward the future. Your son or daughter may be eligible for Social Security and Medicaid benefits if employability is affected by disability.
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Autism science is moving 'stunningly fast' - USA TODAY

Autism science is moving 'stunningly fast' - USA TODAY | The World of Disabilities | Scoop.it
Autism science is moving 'stunningly fast'USA TODAYORG XMIT: DK 41605 AUTISTIC BRAIN 3/5/2012 3/5/12 11:49:46 AM -- Philadelphia, PA, USA Clinical Research Assistants Sarah Kauper (center) and Carley Gilman (right) help to ready Nicole and Nicholas...
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Doctors want to redefine autism; parents worried - BusinessWeek

Doctors want to redefine autism; parents worried - BusinessWeek | The World of Disabilities | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Doctors want to redefine autism; parents worriedBusinessWeekAutistic kids like these hate change, but a big one is looming. For the first time in nearly two decades, experts want to rewrite the definition of autism.
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Intellectual Disability under the ADAAA: A Widening Chasm of Problems? | Omega HR Solutions

Intellectual Disability under the ADAAA: A Widening Chasm of Problems? | Omega HR Solutions | The World of Disabilities | Scoop.it
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Asperger’s Is Over-diagnosed? You Try Getting Your Kid Evaluated

Asperger’s Is Over-diagnosed? You Try Getting Your Kid Evaluated | The World of Disabilities | Scoop.it

Although people with Asperger Syndrome can have severe delays in social and communication skills, they are verbal and “cognitively intact,” meaning that they are generally of average to above-average intelligence. Despite what Rain Man would have us believe, not all Aspies are savants, but many do excel in certain areas, especially with spatial reasoning.


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