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Finding more and better ways of helping students who have difficulties accessing and communicating information through assistive and adaptive technologies
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Types of Tests to Assess Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders

Types of Tests to Assess Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders | Overcoming Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
What tests are used to assess learning disabilities and related disorders like ADHD? Learn about types of tests to evaluate LD in those who struggle to learn.
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How pioneering biomedical engineer helped Hong Kong's disabled - South China Morning Post

How pioneering biomedical engineer helped Hong Kong's disabled South China Morning Post Five years ago the rehabilitation centre began working on assistive technology, bringing together doctors, speech and occupational therapists and other...
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4 Steps For Helping Teens With Learning Disabilities | Friendship ...

4 Steps For Helping Teens With Learning Disabilities | Friendship ... | Overcoming Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
Here are four simple steps that can help a teen with learning and behavior issues.
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Assistive Technologies That Help Elderly Seniors Stay At Home - Western Queens Gazette

Assistive Technologies That Help Elderly Seniors Stay At Home - Western Queens Gazette | Overcoming Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
Assistive Technologies That Help Elderly Seniors Stay At Home Western Queens Gazette If you want to make sure your mom is keeping up with her medications, there are medication management devices you can now rent, that will dispense her medicine on...
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Why do students with learning disabilities excel in opera? - CBC.ca

Why do students with learning disabilities excel in opera? - CBC.ca | Overcoming Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
CBC.ca Why do students with learning disabilities excel in opera? CBC.ca Researchers at UBC are studying why learning-disabled students in the university's demanding opera program excel.
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Educational Activities For Children With Learning Disabilities

Educational Activities For Children With Learning Disabilities | Overcoming Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
Learning disabled children need educational activities that are multisensory. Simple tips and ideas for teaching these unique children are presented here.
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Executive Skills and Your Child with Learning Disabilities - NCLD

Executive Skills and Your Child with Learning Disabilities - NCLD | Overcoming Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
Executive functioning skills - Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects written expression. Individuals with dysgraphia can have difficulty organizing letters, numbers and words on a line or page.
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Course correction for dyslexics - gulfnews.com

Course correction for dyslexics - gulfnews.com | Overcoming Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
gulfnews.com Course correction for dyslexics gulfnews.com “There are mainly three types of learning disabilities identified,” says Stockling, an Australian teacher and psychologist who has worked with children with learning disabilities for over 20...
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Assistive Communication Kit for Therapists and Teachers Designed by AbleNet ... - PR Web (press release)

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Assistive Communication Kit for Therapists and Teachers Designed by AbleNet ...
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NAMC Montessori Teacher Training Blog: Dyscalculia and the ...

NAMC Montessori Teacher Training Blog: Dyscalculia and the ... | Overcoming Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
Recent research suggests that up to 7% of students are affected by severe learning disabilities in math (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2012). Dyscalculia goes beyond math anxiety. Children with Dyscalculia may have difficulties ...
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Physician group adds weight to warnings of Wi-Fi in schools - Toronto Sun

Physician group adds weight to warnings of Wi-Fi in schools - Toronto Sun | Overcoming Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
Physician group adds weight to warnings of Wi-Fi in schoolsToronto SunOTTAWA - Schools should not install wireless Internet systems because the technology is linked to learning disabilities, headaches and immune system deficiencies, according to an...
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50 Best iPad Apps for Users with Reading Disabilities | TeleRead ...

50 Best iPad Apps for Users with Reading Disabilities | TeleRead ... | Overcoming Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
Whether you're the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator who works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you're undoubtedly.
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Private schools that turn around troubled teens - Globe and Mail

Private schools that turn around troubled teens - Globe and Mail | Overcoming Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
Globe and MailPrivate schools that turn around troubled teensGlobe and MailTheir son, Steven, who had a learning disability, was floundering in Grade 9. His grades had dropped, he was defiant and angry, and he was getting into trouble.
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About learning styles and learning disabilities - dyscalculia - Dyscalculia Headlines

difference between learning style and learning disability for dyscalculia (About learning styles and learning disabilities - dyscalculia - Dyscalculia: News from the...
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New mechanism for learning disability in Down's syndrome - PHG Foundation

New mechanism for learning disability in Down's syndrome - PHG Foundation | Overcoming Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
New mechanism for learning disability in Down's syndrome PHG Foundation Researchers have reported a novel molecular mechanism through which triplication of chromosome 21 could cause deficits in learning and memory in Down's syndrome patients.
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When Parents Became a Force for Change - ADDitude (blog)

When Parents Became a Force for Change ADDitude (blog) In his speech, Kirk used the term “learning disabilities,” which he had coined a few months earlier, to describe the problems these children faced, even though he, himself, had a strong...
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Untreated Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of ADHD, Learning Problems in Children - Parent Herald

Untreated Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of ADHD, Learning Problems in Children - Parent Herald | Overcoming Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
Untreated Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of ADHD, Learning Problems in Children Parent Herald The prevalence of a common type of sleep-disordered breathing among children, obstructive sleep apnea, may play a major role in the recent surge of ADHD...
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Creating school dedicated for children with developmental disabilities ... - News-Medical.net

Creating school dedicated for children with developmental disabilities ... - News-Medical.net | Overcoming Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
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The Effective Teacher's Guide to Moderate, Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties - Michael Farrell

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Here you can find where to get The Effective Teacher's Guide to Moderate, Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties - Michael Farrell download.
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Six Important Facts to Know about Math Learning Disabilities - NCLD

Six Important Facts to Know about Math Learning Disabilities - NCLD | Overcoming Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
Get fast facts on dyscalculia, a math learning disability (LD), including learning strategies and how it relates to executive function.
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Digital devices help some with autism find more independence - Wicked Local

Digital devices help some with autism find more independence - Wicked Local | Overcoming Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
Digital devices help some with autism find more independence Wicked Local The program is part of a series Easter Seals is running thanks to a $12,000 grant from the Comcast Foundation.
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Band 7 Psychologist Child & Adolescent Learning Disabilities job

February 13, 2013. View the job posting for Band 7 Psychologist Child & Adolescent Learning Disabilities at Pulse Staffing in London, England.
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Junk-food Diet Makes Children Badly Behaved -- Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Junk-food Diet Makes Children Badly Behaved -- Omega 3 Fatty Acids | Overcoming Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
Stops the brain working properly, leading to underachievement and a host of disorders (Bad Behavior and Learning Difficulties in Children http://t.co/Jn8iGDCK #nutrition)...
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Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties: Jobs People Do

Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties: Jobs People Do | Overcoming Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
Welcome to my blog for teachers, lecturers and support staff working with students with learning difficulties 16+. If you are new to blogs: Clicking on this header will take you to the latest blog entry.
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How to Teach Writing to Children with Learning Disabilities

How to Teach Writing to Children with Learning Disabilities | Overcoming Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
Children with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, tend to find it hard to concentrate and organize their work. Breaking down the individual writing tasks and allowing plenty of time for children to practice before moving onto ...
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Sue Blough's curator insight, April 28, 2013 1:29 PM

Here are some step-by-step instructions that will help any child learn to write, but certainly those who struggle to develop this skill no matter their learning style.