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Learning Disabilities Overview

Learning disabilities can come in many forms and degrees of severity. Read on to learn the facts about some common learning disabilities, the misconceptions, the warning signs, and what you can do as the parent of a LD child to make sure that your child gets the education he or she deserves.

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  • 11.

    Types of Learning Disabilities

    What are learning disabilities? Learning disabilities are caused by a difference in brain structure that is present at...

    Source: National Insititute of Child Health and Development
  • 12.

    Syntax and Semantics

    Semantics refers to the knowledge and comprehension of words. Semantic skills may be measured by various receptive...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 13.

    Bullying and the Special Needs Child

    Emerging research indicates that a child with a disability is more likely to be physically or verbally bullied than his...

    Source: Education.com
  • 14.

    Learning Disability Reading Resources

    When your child's special education journey begins, make sure the right reading resources are in place so they can get...

    Source: Education.com
  • 15.

    How can Students with Learning Disabilities Succeed in College?

    More students with learning disabilities than ever before are attending college (Shapiro & Rich, 1999; Westby,...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 16.

    Can Special Ed Help Your Child?

    It happens a lot: everything seemed fine in preschool and kindergarten, and even first grade, but then it's time to read...

    Source: Education.com
  • 17.

    Components of Self-Determination

    Behavioral Autonomy—progression from dependence to self-care and self-direction Choice-making skills: select from...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 18.

    Causes of Learning Disabilities

    In most cases, the cause (etiology) of a child’s learning disability is unknown. Many causes have been proposed, a...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 19.

    Differing Perspectives on Disabilities

    Different disciplines, cultures, and individuals do not agree about what "disabilities" are and how to explain them...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall