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What is a Learning Disability?

A Boy Struggling with Reading

Is your child struggling in school? Do you suspect a possible learning disability? If so, you're not alone. Learn more about learning disabilities, how to recognize them, and where to get help for your child.

Learning Disabilities Spotlight10

The Dangers and Downsides of Playing Video Games

A growing number of children and adolescents are playing video games. Many parents and teachers are concerned about the impact that video games can have on a child’s overall well-being.

The Educational Benefits of Playing Video Games

Playing video games has become a normal part of childhood for many children. Recently, much attention has been focused on the downsides and potential dangers of video games.

Auditory Processing Disorders

An auditory processing disorder (APD), also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), is a decreased ability in processing information that comes through the ears.

Visual Processing Disorders

A visual processing disorder refers to a decreased ability in processing information that comes through the eyes.

Fats and a Child's Brain Development

The human brain makes up two percent of our total body weight, yet consumes 20 percent of our energy. It requires the right kind of nutritional commitment early in the prenatal stages.

The Genetic Link to Learning Disabilities

There are many possible causes of learning disabilities including environmental, genetic, or a combination of both. Researchers suggest that at least 50 percent of children with learning disabilities have them as a result of their genetic code.

Nutritional Therapy for Children with Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) appears to be on the rise with no definitive cause or cure. However, studies being done continue to unfold possibilities in nutritional therapy for helping treat this condition.

Diet and Autism Prevention

Diet plays a vital role in preventing illness, maintaining good health, giving birth to a healthy child, and treating conditions in infancy.

The Importance of Music for Learning

Musical educational mnemonics have been used successfully over the years to enhance content retention. It has been shown that people remember things better when there is a meaning behind it.

Gender Differences in Learning Disabilities

At first sight, learning disabilities appear to be more common among school-aged boys than girls. About two-thirds of school age students identified with learning disabilities are males.

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