Tag Archives: Disabilities

Dyslexia: Understanding Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, are neurological disorders that can keep children and teens from reaching their full academic potential. Dyslexia makes it very difficult for people to acquire the language skills they need to complete their education. Through alternative learning methods, many people with learning disabilities are overcoming academic difficulties to achieve their life’s

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Types of Learning Disabilities

Sometimes it seems like we hear a lot about learning disabilities, those who are afflicted with them as well as what to do about them. Unfortunately, the problem often begins before these kinds of questions: What are they? Simply stated, learning disabilities are an umbrella term for a number of different problems experienced by those

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The National Autistic Society

As a non-profit organization, the United Kingdom’s National Autistic Society, or NAS, is currently the largest entity operating as a charity for the purpose of helping people with autism. A primary focus of the organization is the help those who are autistic find a place in the world that allows them to lead a life

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Hearing Impaired

A hearing impaired person is no different than anyone else, except for their inability to hear. A hundred or more years ago, being blind, deaf and mute could have meant spending one’s life in an institution. Today individuals’ who are deaf, blind and mute do not have to live in a world of silent seclusion.

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The World of an Autistic Child

An autistic child can be extremely difficult to figure out. Their behavior is perplexing and challenging. The thing to remember is that they are children just trying to figure out the world while learning to live with this handicap. Autism Spectrum Disorder The first thing to learn as a parent of an autistic child is

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Dysarthria, Diagnosis, Treatment and Therapies

Dysarthria, Not Aphasia Dysarthria is a medical term for the speech disorder that is often caused by damage to the tongue and muscles involved in speech, or nerves that control them. It is a common feature of many conditions affecting the nervous system such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease or cerebral palsy. Dysarthria may result

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Your Child and Pervasive Developmental Disorder

When it comes to developmental disorders there are a wide range of issues to contend with. Generally, developmental disorders are the hardest to deal with because they often effect children and are easy to detect at a young age. That being said, there is a ton of information out there about pervasive developmental disorders and

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Understanding Down Syndrome

Down syndrome (also called Down’s Syndrome or trisomy 21) is a genetic disorder affecting infants who have a defect in chromosome 21. Instead of the normal two copies of the chromosome, Down Syndrome people have three copies of the chromosome. Thirty years ago, mothers of Down Syndrome babies did not know their child had trisomy

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Understanding the Disability Discrimination Act

The UK Disability Discrimination Act was passed to protect individuals with disabilities from being treated unfairly when it came to employment, housing and important life basics. It offers disabled individuals a way to protect their rights through legal action. It also allows them the opportunity to prove themselves as valuable and productive members of society.

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Discovering Aspergers Symptoms in Children

Asperger’s Syndrome was first identified in the 1940s as a disorder that existed on the high end of the autism scale. An Austrian pediatrician noticed what he termed Asperger’s Syndrome in children, mostly boys, who had some symptoms of autism (problems with socialization, communication, and delayed motor development), but possessed normal intelligence and speech development.

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Definitions & Applications

There are many childhood problems that kids face these days-bullying, peer pressure, media influence, school issues. And sometimes kids have difficulties figuring out what to do to get along. This is normal and the childhood years are all about learning how to follow rules, adjust to conflict, and resolve problems. But when behavior problems become

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Managing the Effects of Adult ADD

Many people have the impression that attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a condition that only affects children. However, there are thousands of adults around the world who have a problem with ADD today. Attention deficit disorder is a result of a chemical imbalance in the brain. Mostly all cases of ADD begin in childhood, with

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