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    • How Learning Disabilities Can Affect Behavior Created: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Education has long considered the effects of behavior on learning. But what if a child lacks the necessary skills to perform expected tasks and displays behaviors that help him avoid or escape these undesirable tasks?
    • Early Warning Signs of Learning Disabilities Created: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Does a child enjoy listening to a story? Can he recall the events in correct sequence? Is he distracted by ambient sounds or sights as you speak with him? Children who have significant trouble with absorbing information, recalling events, speech, letters, or numbers may have a learning disability.
    • Gender Differences in Learning Disabilities Created: Monday, June 23, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      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.
    • Causes of Learning Disabilities Created: Friday, June 13, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Having a child with a learning disability is a reality that parents often struggle in accepting and fully understanding. Learn about the possible causes in this article.
    • Nutritional Therapy for Children with Autism Created: Friday, July 04, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      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.
    • Fats and a Child's Brain Development Created: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      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.
    • Visual Processing Disorders Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      A visual processing disorder refers to a decreased ability in processing information that comes through the eyes.
    • Auditory Processing Disorders Created: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      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.
    • The Educational Benefits of Playing Video Games Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      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.
    • The Dangers and Downsides of Playing Video Games Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      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.
    • History of Learning Disabilities (Part 1) Created: Monday, June 16, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Do you ever wonder what it was like back in the 1990s, 80s, 70s, 60s or beyond to parent or teach a child with a learning disability?
    • Visual Thinking Games Created: Thursday, February 01, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Learn how to use common childhood visual games to build attention, concentration, listening, and communication skills in your child.
    • Coping with Alzheimer’s – What to Do when a Family Member is Diagnosed Created: Sunday, June 23, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, coping with the pain, the struggles, and the demands of day-to-day care can be overwhelming. Find tips to help you cope." i--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" --...
    • Sight Word Reading Strategies Created: Friday, December 23, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      There are two lists of commonly used high-frequency sight words that are taught to new readers. The Dolch List and the Edward Fry List." itemprop="description" Thursday, December 28, 2006 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Discover strategies and ideas for teaching elementary students and high school students with Dyslexia and other Learning Disabilities. These tips can be used at home by parents with children or in...
    • Recognizing Learning Disability Symptoms Created: Sunday, June 11, 2006 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
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    • What is the Least Restrictive Environment? Created: Thursday, January 11, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Learn about special education placement decisions and the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). Find out what LRE means, how it is determined, and learn about alternatives available to support your...
    • How To Improve Your Essay Writing Skills Created: Friday, August 17, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Whether you are a student with learning disabilities in writing, just looking for ways to improve your writing grades on classroom papers and assignments, or studying for upcoming written exams, le...
    • Learning Disability in Reading Comprehension Created: Sunday, June 25, 2006 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Do you suspect a learning disability in reading? Learn about learning disabilities in reading comprehension.
    • What is Abstract Reasoning? Created: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      If your child has a learning disability and also has difficulty understanding how to approach learning tasks, he may have weaknesses in abstract reasoning. Learn about abstract reasoning, what it ...
    • Free Multiplication Flash Cards You Can Download and Print Created: Thursday, April 09, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Download these free multiplication flash cards for teaching multiplication skills from one through twelve.
    • The Genetic Link to Learning Disabilities Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      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.
    • Diet and Autism Prevention Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Diet plays a vital role in preventing illness, maintaining good health, giving birth to a healthy child, and treating conditions in infancy.
    • Special Education in Collaborative Classrooms Created: Thursday, January 04, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Learn about common collaborative teaching models used in public schools to provide instruction for special education students.
    • Special Education - The Special Education Process in Six Steps Created: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Understand the special education process from referral to services in just six steps." itemprop="description"> Saturday, January 27, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Learn about behavior plans, what they are, and how they are used reduce problem behaviors and increase desired behaviors in schools.
    • Disability Claims: Reasons Yours May Have Been Denied Created: Sunday, July 21, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      You may have your disability claim denied for any number of reasons. Some will make sense and some will leave you scratching your head." itemprop="description" Sunday, June 25, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      A learning disability in applied math affects the learner's ability to use math skills to correctly solve problems. Learn more about this disorder, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated.
    • Learning Styles - What are Learning Styles? Created: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Learning Styles with Learning Disabilities - Most children have a preferred way of learning, called a learning style. Learn more about learning styles and what they are. Find out why knowing your...
    • Organic Mental Disorder - What are Organic Mental Disorders Created: Friday, October 10, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Learn about organic mental disorders. Find a definition of organic mental disorders, and explore their causes.
    • Managing Learning Disabilities in Your Classroom: Tips for Teachers Created: Sunday, September 16, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Find tips and encouragement for classroom teachers of students with learning disabilities." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Are you the parent of a struggling reader? Learn about the KWL strategy and how it is used in schools. Learn how to use KWL to improve your child's reading comprehension and retention of details.

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