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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

8. Asperger's Disorder Information

Asperger's Disorder is a mild form of autism in which the person is not very social and tends to focus extremely strongly on a single topic of interest, excluding others.

First described in 1944 by Hans Asperger, the disorder is fairly rare, hitting only 5 out of 10,000 people. It favors males, with up to four times as many males having this disorder as females.

Doctors are not yet sure exactly what causes Asperger's disorder, but it is definitely a disorder of the brain, and not caused by parenting styles or nutrition after the child is born. A child simply has this brain makeup while they are growing in the womb, and it is up to parents and teachers to properly give the child the best chance of growth, learning and happiness given this disorder exists.

Asperger's Disorder cannot be "cured" through surgery or other means. The symptoms of Asperger's Disorder can be helped, so the person can lead a more comfortable life. These might include mood stabilizers to help them deal with awkward social situations and antidepressents to help with anxieties.

Mostly, a person with Asperger's needs to learn that they have special ways of reacting to certain stimuli, and that they need to handle those reactions in a socially appropriate manner. If they feel anxious when at the mall, they have to learn coping mechanisms to deal with their stress, for example.

Here is a link to if you wish to order this book on Asperger's and autism:

Women From Another Planet? by Jean Kearns Miller

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.