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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
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
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
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
Posted in Weekly News Roundup Tagged 3D printed prosthesis, Alzheimer's Disease, Asperger Syndrome, assisted living, autism, autism spectrum disorders, brain computer interface, computer exercise game for upper limb impaired, dementia, disability legislation, early childhood programs, Learning Disabilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin, sick leave, thalidomide, veterans, Wounded Warriors, Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act Leave a comment
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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