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Learning Disabilities Articles for Help with Kids by Susan Kramer


1. What Is Dysgraphia?
2. Dyslexia Information and Help
3. Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Symptoms
Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Explained
5. Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Managing Anger
6. What Is Childhood Disintegrative Disorder  - CDD?
Hyperlexia Information
8. Asperger's Disorder Information
9. TSC and Learning Disabilities
Living Harmoniously with Learning Disabilities
11. Cooperation and Learning Disabilities
12. Overcoming Stress
13. Dividing Time Between Your Kids
14. Helping Kids with Challenges Make Friends
15. Learning Difficulties or Disabilities?
16. Making Transitions and Learning Disabilities
17. Helping Kids Find New Solutions
18. Back to School Dress When Challenged
19. Showing Courage and Learning Disabilities
20. Teach Kids to Stay Close to Home
21. Feeling Fear and Learning Disabilities
22. Kids Learn Trustworthiness
23. Multitasking Ideas
24. Laziness or Learning Disabilities?
25. Helping Kids Reach Their Goals
26. Family Roundtable Discussions with Kids
27. Materialism Issues
28. Illness or Accident Leading to a Challenge
29. Vocational or Academics for Challenged Teens?
30. Expectations and Relating
31. Nurturing Kids of All Abilities
32. Our Roles in the Eyes of Society
Developing Self-Esteem
34. Changing Goals and Learning Disabilities
35. Shopping Trips Can Be Educational
36. Achievement with Learning Disabilities
37. Resolving Conflicts and Learning Disabilities
38. Teaching Kids Order and Organization
39. Family Life with Learning Disabilities
40. Backyard Motor Skills Games
41. Truancy and Learning Disabilities
42. Kids Learn About Playing Fairly
43. Looking for Equitable Resolves
44. Aerobic Activities for Stress Relief in School
45. Acceptance, Abundance and Learning Disabilities
46. Kids Learn About Sharing

2. Dyslexia Information and Help

Dyslexia is a learning disorder most commonly known as one that confuses d and b, p and q. But there are many other facets of this disorder.

In essence, research has shown that dyslexic people are very good with pictures, but not with symbols. Dyslexic people tend to become great artists, great architects, working with visual beauty. It is the symbols of the world -- the letters, the numbers, the charts of information -- which they have difficulty in deciphering.

Dyslexic children are often first diagnosed when they get into elementary school and hit the basic symbols of life -- the alphabet and numbers. They confuse similar-looking letters such as p and q, b and d. They write them backwards at times.

They're not good at reciting numbers in order, or days of the week. But they are often great with music, art and visualizations.

Dyslexia is a mental condition -- 1997 it was fully established as "a congenital and developmental condition". Dyslexia symptoms are not the person's fault for being "lazy" or "stupid".

It cannot be fixed with surgery or drugs. It is a part of a person's makeup, and can be accounted for and dealt with, just as with any other learning disorder, by proper teaching practices and supplemental activities.

Links: Dyslexia Institute Checklist of Symptoms

Article by Susan Kramer

Resources for parents, teachers and homeschooling families:

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Rhythms and Dances for School Age Kids

Rhythms and Dances for School Age Kids
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Rhythms and Dances for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Rhythms and Dances for Toddlers and Preschoolers
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Kinesthetic Math and Language Lessons

Kinesthetic Math and Language Lessons
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All articles copyright 2000-2011 Susan Helene Kramer
Susan Kramer has worked as a dance specialist with kids and adults of all abilities for more than 30 years,
and lives with her husband in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Click autobiography for details.