Tag Archives: Disabilities

Section 504

What is Section 504? All bullying stems from discrimination of some sort or another. Section 504, and all of which it is attached, prohibits systemic bullying of persons with disabilities. If you or your child suffers the dilemma of a disability that severely impairs or impedes a lifestyle that most people would consider acceptable, then you

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How to Deal With A Child With A Speech Impediment

Children who have difficulty with speech can have physical deformities or delays that alter how they form words. A speech impediment can cause a child to be the butt of jokes or a target for bullies. Both parents and children must learn to deal with the impediment as well as the social repercussions. Even though

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Dysphasia: The Learning Disability on the Rise

Reports coming in from all over the world show that learning disabilities are on the rise in developed countries. National Public Radio (NPR) in the United States interviewed Dr. Amy Houtrow who was one of the main researchers conducting a study on learning disabilities in America. Dr. Amy Houtrow reports that about six million children

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Mental Retardation and The United Kingdom

There are a huge range of intellectual disabilities that millions of people and their families have to deal with every day. Knowing a bit about these disabilities is just one way that you can truly start to understand what these families and individuals go through on a daily basis. Mental retardation, as it was once

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Awareness Months: Ribbons to Save Lives

Knowledge is power, especially when the enemy can sneak up on you, completely unexpected, with you, completely unprepared. Often, humans are very fragile. You go on with your life never considering the possibility of a life-changing event, and not the good type of life change. The vessels that carry our human consciousness, our bodies, are

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Why Choose Charter Schools?

Charter schools are becoming a much more widely accepted alternative to traditional public schools for parents and children across the nation. What are Charter Schools? According to NEA.org, charter schools are privately managed, taxpayer-funded schools exempted from some rules applicable to all other taxpayer-funded schools. They were initially offered so public education could be offered

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Response to Intervention: All You Need to Know

Children are the investment of every society; they are the hope of a better and happier future. That is why children’s education is a very vital matter and a lot of effort and time are regularly spent to ensure that the process is smooth and successful. Response to intervention (RTI) is one method that comes

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What is Depersonalization?

Depersonalization is a mental disorder belonging to the category of dissociative disorders. It is characterized by making people no longer aware of who they are. They act as if they have no feelings and look like they are out of it. This disorder is more common in elderly people. However, it can strike a person that has had an

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The Effects of Dyslexia

Dyslexia, Who? Imagine being the mother of a third grader and your child’s teacher tells you that your child is in danger of repeating the third grade because he or she is not meeting reading gains, or reading below grade level. As a parent, one of the first questions asked is, “What do you mean

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Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities are real problems that millions of children struggle with every day. There are a few learning disabilities that you should know about. Understanding the different types of learning disabilities can help you to notice them easier in your child or even just to teach your children about them in a better way. What

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Dyscalculia: Indications, Treatment and Strategies

If your child has difficulty understanding mathematical concepts, such as identifying numbers, adding and subtracting and estimating time, it can be a real challenge in school and in daily life. Some children, it seems, cannot get those maths facts right, regardless of the number of hours spent with flashcards and skill and drill worksheets. If this frustration is familiar to

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What You Should Know About Children with Special Needs

Although every child is special, children with special needs are unique and require greater attention and care. Special needs children can be found in countries all over the world. They come from all social, ethnic and economic backgrounds. Despite being of different races, colors and creeds, these children have one thing in common – they

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