Tag Archives: Learning Disabilities

Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community on Learning Disabilities for May 2021

This month’s Answered Questions focuses on research, resources, and news related to learning disabilities. Continue reading

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Invisible or Hidden Disabilities: What are they?

According to the Invisible Disabilities Association, invisible disabilities are physical, mental, or neurological conditions that are not visible from the outside, “yet can limit or challenge a person’s movements, senses, or activities.” These disabilities include symptoms or limitations that may … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinxs/Hispanics with Disabilities, and Disability-Related Research

Hispanic Heritage Month begins today and the theme for this year is “Hispanic Americans: A History of Serving Our Nation.” Hispanic and Latinx Americans have served and contributed to the history of the US since the beginning.  In honor of … Continue reading

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How does dyslexia compare to other learning disabilities?

According to the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), learning disabilities (LD) are “neurologically-based processing problems.” They “can interfere with learning basic skills such as reading, writing and/or math” and “can interfere with higher level skills such as organization, time … Continue reading

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What is Fragile X Syndrome?

According to MedlinePlus, Fragile X syndrome is the most common form of inherited developmental disability and is caused by a change to a specific gene that makes a protein needed for brain development. This change causes a person to make … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 31 – Friday, September 4

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Education: For students with learning disabilities, real life often is more satisfying than high school, study suggests (Seattle Times) For some students with learning disabilities, finding their niche in the real world is … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, February 2 – Friday, February 6

Living: The Dutch village where everyone has dementia (The Atlantic) The isolated Dutch village of Hogeway lies on the outskirts of Amsterdam. It is a cutting-edge elderly-care facility, roughly the size of 10 football fields, where residents with dementia are … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 4 – Friday, August 8

Education: Numerical learning disability: Dyscalculia linked to difficulties in reading and spelling (Science Daily) Between three and six percent of schoolchildren have an arithmetic-related learning disability, known as dyscalculia. Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich, Germany, now show that these … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 16 – Friday, June 20

Human Interest: StoryCorps looks to record disability experience (Disability Scoop) An effort known as the Disability Visibility Project has been launched to encourage people within the disability community to share their stories. The project is a partnership with StoryCorps, a … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 31 – Friday, April 4

Human Interest: Snowboarder’s traumatic brain injury inspires awareness for other survivors  (Fox News) A snowboarder, whose chance to participate in the 2010 Winter Olympics ended when he sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) shortly before the games, has launched a … Continue reading

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