Tag Archives: Learning Disabilities

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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A Link Between Autism and ADHD

A new study claims that about one-third of children with Autism also have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and that the combination of the disorders cause symptoms to be more severe. The study found that children affected by both disorders … Continue reading

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What are learning disabilities?

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) define learning disabilities (LD) as “conditions that affect how a person learns to read, write, speak, and calculate numbers. They are caused by differences in brain structure … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrating Hispanics with Disabilities

As Hispanic Heritage Month continues, we highlight two more Hispanics with disabilities: Edward James Olmos and Luis Buñuel. Luis Buñuel           Born almost with cinema itself, Luis Buñuel was a singular figure in world cinema. His work ranges from surrealist experimentation … Continue reading

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