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Understanding dysgraphia: Handwriting issues in the digital age

Handwriting skills are still important for cognitive development and academic success even in the digital age, so kids with dysgraphia remain at a disadvantage. Dysgraphia is a specific learning disorder (SLD) with many comorbid presentations.  Symptoms of dysgraphia include impairment in writing ability and writing skills as well as problems…

How does ADHD affect learning? Parents can help their child retain information and learn better

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopment disorder that affects the attention span, working member, impulses, and other functions. Symptoms, which include false perception of time and difficulty staying organized, impair daily functioning in children, at home and at school. Despite the obstacles a child with ADHD might face…

Dyscalculia: a math-based learning disability that affects basic calculations and bigger concepts

Dyscalculia is a learning disorder that affects how the brain understands basic calculations and internally processes numbers. This disorder is comparable to dyslexia: While people with dyslexia struggle with words and letters, people with dyscalculia struggle with numbers. In a world full of numbers, having a distorted understanding of math…

Learning disabilities appear differently in kids and teens: Here are the signs and symptoms for both age groups

Signs and symptoms of learning disabilities can change with age; it’s important we understand these differences in presentation among children and teens. Common learning disabilities among children include dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and processing issues. Those who struggle in these areas can struggle with reading, writing, working with numbers, and processing…

Autism is a developmental disorder that affects learning and necessitates individualized care in the classroom

Autism is a developmental disorder that can affect how one learns, but students with autism can still excel in school. Teachers can help their students with autism by first considering other developmental issues to best understand how the individual learns. Then, educators should offer individualized assistance to each student with…

Dyslexia affects areas of the brain that process language and makes reading difficult

Dyslexia makes reading difficult; those with this disorder might see words as backwards, upside down, or without spaces in between.  This disorder can cause an individual to become frustrated with learning, especially when they aren’t yet aware of their disability. Therefore, understanding the signs of dyslexia and receiving early diagnosis…

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