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  Autism Society of the Philippines

 
WHAT IS A LEARNING DISABILITY?
  1. A learning disability is a neurological disorder.

  2. A learning disability can't be cured or fixed; it is a lifelong issue. 

  3. Parents can help children with learning disabilities achieve such success by encouraging their strengths, knowing their weaknesses, understanding the educational system, working with professionals and learning about strategies
    for dealing with specific difficulties.

 

FACTS ABOUT LEARNING DISABILITIES:

  1. Fifteen percent of the U.S. population, or one in seven Americans, has some type of learning disability, according to the National Institutes of Health.

  2. Difficulty with basic reading and language skills are the most common learning disabilities. 

  3. Learning disabilities often run in families.

  4. Learning disabilities should not be confused with other disabilities such as mental retardation, autism, deafness, blindness, and behavioral disorders. 

  5. Attention disorders, such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities often occur at the same time, but the two disorders are not the same.


COMMON SIGNS OF LD:
  1. Speaks later than most children

  2. Pronunciation problems

  3. Slow vocabulary growth, often unable to find the right word

  4. Difficulty rhyming words

  5. Trouble learning numbers, alphabet, days of the week, colors, shapes

  6. Extremely restless and easily distracted

  7. Trouble interacting with peers

  8. Difficulty following directions or routines

  9. Fine motor skills slow to develop

 

See also : Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

 
RESEARCH
Effects of Modified Milieu Therapy Intervention on the Social Communicative Behaviors of Young Children with Autism
Methylphenidate Treatment of an Adult Aspergers Syndrome and a Comorbid ADHD
Gastrointestinal Symptoms in a Sample of Children with PDD
NEWS
Suggestions for Helping Teens with Autism Transition to Adulthood
Legos May Help Facilitate Communication in Kids with Autism
Toy Suggestions for Kids with Autism
Mom of Child with Autism Shares Haircut Adventures

 

 

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