Dowwnload Here: learning disabilities
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What is an Invisible Disability?
According to the Invisible Disabilities Association, the term invisible disability refers to symptoms such as debilitating pain, fatigue, dizziness, cognitive dysfunction, brain injuries, learning differences, mental health disorders, as well as hearing and visual impairments. They are not always obvious to the onlooker, but can sometimes or always limit daily activities range from mild challenges to severe limitations and vary from person to person
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder characterized by a pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that disrupts functioning in both children and adults typically, a person with ADHD, the difficulties lies in the part of the brain that allows people to perform higher level task known as the executive function. 90% of people with ADHD also have an executive function disorder. This is the part of the brain that engages in goal-direction and self-regulations.
Type 1: Inattention Without Hyperactivity
Type 2: Hyperactivity Without Inattention
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts social, speech, behavioral and motor skills. It is a spectrum disorder meaning it varies from person to person. No two people have the same symptoms. It is estimated that 1% of the population is diagnosed with autism.
Dyslexia is also known as a language-based disability. It is defined as difficulties with accurate and word recognition and by poor spelling which can affect reading fluency, reading comprehension, recall, decoding, writing, spelling, and sometime speech. Signs of dyslexia in adults include:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) according to the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome describes the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These affects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with lifelong implications.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is not a diagnosed rather, it is a term that is used to describe a wide-range of effects on a person whose mother drank alcohol during her pregnancy. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, show in three areas: abnormal facial characteristics, slowed growth and the central nervous system.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders affects each person differently. Signs and symptoms include the following:
Sensory Processing Disorder
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD, formally known as sensory integration dysfunction) is a condition in which the brain has difficulty in receiving information from the senses.
Signs and symptoms may include:
· Common sounds may be overwhelming
· Hard to engage in conversation or play
Written by: Amanda Morin
Published by: Understood
Have you ever gone to a parent-teacher conference and felt like the teacher’s comments meant something more than what she actually said? Or that she was vague about a concern she has? Sometimes a teacher isn’t as direct as she could be—or would like to be.
There are many possible reasons for that. She might be bound by official (or unofficial) school policies that limit what she can say to parents. She might not know much about how special education works and may worry she’s going to give incorrect advice. Or she might be uncomfortable saying something negative about your child. Read the rest of the story here.
Welcome to the August article links. These are articles that I tweeted and or received from viewers during the month of August on special needs and developmental disability topics.
9 best toys for toddlers with autism (The Mom Kind)
10 best sports for kids with sensory processing disorders (Health Basics)
ADHD and Dyslexia (News Medical Life Science)
ADHD symptoms in children vs. adults (Medical Daily)
Autism and difficulty in gauging time (Autism Speaks)
Getting your child on the spectrum ready for the school year (Livanis Behavioral Consulting)
How embracing my ADHD makes me a better entrepreneur (Entrepreneur)
How my husband and son are teaching strangers about autism (Autism Speaks)
Program teaches people with autism how to swim (Autism Speaks)
Recognizing the signs of learning disabilities (Komo News)
Ten things I’ve learned in my ten years as an autism mom (Autism Speaks)
Top ways a gluten free diet can help kids with autism (Autism Parenting Magazine)
Ultimate guide to weighted blankets for kids and adults (Growing Hands on Kids)
Welcome to the March article links. These are articles that I tweeted and or received from viewers during the month of March on special needs and developmental disability topics. Enjoy!
3 key lessons no one told about dyslexia (The Pavlovic Today)
11 signs of autism in girls (Very Well)
Helping Asperger’s teens transition to college (My Asperger’s Child)
Helping your ADHD child with homework (Healthy Place)
Is sensory processing disorder the same as sensory processing sensitivity? (The Highly Sensitive Person)
Organization and attention challenges related to sensory processing disorder (The O.T. Toolbox)
Parents: Don’t hide your children’s autism diagnoses from them (Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism)
Sensory processing disorder at home ideas (Kids Activities Blog)
Sleep strategies for kids with autism and sensory needs (And Next Comes L)
What an autistic shutdown is like for me (The Mighty)
What teachers should know about ADHD and ASD (Edutopia)
Welcome to the February article links and resources. These are articles that I tweeted during the month of February on special needs and developmental disability topics. I tweet articles and links everyday.