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Developmental Learning Disabilities

Severe developmental learning disabilities are complex and require comprehensive support from schools and community resources. Learn where to find support and resources to help you cope effectively.
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Developmental Disabilities - What Are Developmental Disabilities?
Developmental disabilities involve a complex range of needs. Find state level developmental disability resources for your state.

List Words for Community Life - Practical List Words for Buil…
List words are a great way to each sight words for kids and adults. These list words are helpful tools to teach common community and environmental survival words.

A Different Life Growing Up Learning Disabled and Other Adventures
Quinn Bradlee's A Different Life is a memoir giving insight into the life of a young man living with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS), a rare disorder affecting less than one percent of the population.

Assistive Communication Devices - Communication Bracelets Speak Volumes
Assistive communication devices help people with communication disorders communicate more effectively. Learn about communication bracelets as low-tech assistive communication devices.

Clinical Anaplastology Practice Helps Patients of All Ages
Clinical anaplastologist Robert Barron creates prosthetics that are strikingly realistic. Learn how his work changes lives.

Clinical Anaplastologist's Lifelike Prosthetics Change Lives
Lifelike prosthetics can change lives for people with physical impairments caused by injury, disease, or congenital conditions. Clinical anaplastologists like Robert Barron provide a life-changing alternative to corrective surgery.

Understanding Autism - Characteristics of Autism and Definition
Autism, also called pervasive developmental disorder, communication disorder, or spectrum disorder, can range from mild to debilitating. Learn more about autism.

Down Syndrome and College - Leading a Full Life with Disabilities
Down syndrome typically involves intellectual disabilities, weaknesses in adaptive behavior skills, difficulty learning, and differences in physical appearance. As with many learning disorders, Down syndrome can be mild, moderate, or debilitating.

Person First Language
Person first language is the politically correct way to talk about disabilities. Person first language is an alternative way to talk about children's disabilities that places the focus on the person and not the disability.

Mental Retardation - What is Mental Retardation?
The IDEA specifies mental retardation as one of the thirteen disability categories of eligibility for special education services.

Augmentative Communication
Augmentative communication is an alternative way to help students and adults with language disorders use expressive language or receptive language. Augmentative communication can be accomplished through assistive technology devices such as computers or hand held devices. Low technology such as picture communication systems can also be used as...

Augmentative Communication
Augmentative communication is an alternative way to help students and adults with language disorders use expressive language or receptive language. Augmentative communication can be accomplished through assistive technology devices such as computers or hand held devices. Low technology such as picture communication systems can also be used as augmentative communication.

Traumatic Brain Injuries - Traumatic Brain Injury Programs in Schools
Traumatic brain injuries are on the rise. Children with traumatic brain injuries in public schools present special challenges for parents and educators. Learn about program planning for traumatic brain injuries.

Improving Chronic Care Throughout the Life Span
One false step on a cellar staircase, an automobile accident, a stroke, and overnight, any of us could end up with disabilities that make us dependent on others for the simplest tasks.

What are Special Needs?
"Special Needs" is an umbrella underneath which a staggering array of diagnoses can be wedged.

Hearing Loss Plus Mental Disability
Often, the same conditions that cause deafness may also cause mental retardation. The rubella that caused my deafness is one of them. CMV (cytomegalovirus) is another. Infants who are shaken can become deaf and mentally retarded.

Mild Intellectual Disability, MID/ Mild Mental Retardation
Many of the characteristics of MID correspond to those of Learning Disabilities. The intellectual development will be slow, however, MID students have the potential to learn within the regular classroom given appropriate modifications and/or accommodations.

Ways to Prevent Learning Disabilities
A reader writes "How can learning disabilities be prevented?" Find ways to prevent learning disabilities.

What Is an Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Learn about autism spectrum disorders.

Tips for Coping with Sensory Integration Problems
Find tips for coping with sensory integration problems.

Learn About Autism with Free Online Courses from Autism Society
Learn about autism with free online courses from the Autism Society.

Improving Disability Access Makes Perfect Business Sense
A business owner in the United Kingdom shares his experiences in making disability accommodations in his new facility.

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