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Learning Disabilities Articles for Help with Kids by Susan Kramer

Contents

1. What Is Dysgraphia?
2. Dyslexia Information and Help
3. Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Symptoms
4.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Explained
5. Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Managing Anger
6. What Is Childhood Disintegrative Disorder  - CDD?
7.
Hyperlexia Information
8. Asperger's Disorder Information
9. TSC and Learning Disabilities
10.
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
33.
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



6. What Is Childhood Disintegrative Disorder  - CDD?


Childhood disintegrative disorder, also called CDD, is one of the pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) and a rare condition. PDD are categorized as neurological disorders.

Children with CDD seem to develop normally the first couple of years, but by age 3 or 4 there is a permanent deterioration in both expressive and receptive verbal skills, loss of toilet training skills, motor skills and social withdrawal - not relating with peers. Speaking may become non-existent or reduced to one-word responses.

Though the cause is currently unknown it has been associated with seizure disorders and shows up on an EEG. It appears to be from some defect in the developing nervous system, and it is more common in males.

CDD has been mistaken for autism, which it resembles. But where there may be improvement with autism, the regression in CDD seems to be permanent and supportive care needs to be ongoing.

Parents, may I remind you to get the support you need to maintain your peace of mind and bodily health, to best take care of all your family!

Resource

Yale Child Study Center - Developmental Disabilities Clinic
http://medicine.yale.edu/childstudy/autism/index.aspx
Paper on criteria and clinical features, history, course and prognosis, etiology/cause, epidemiology and case illustration.

Article by Susan Kramer



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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.
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