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Learning Disorders

  • Brain briefings : dyslexia and language brain areas - This is one of the Brain Briefing newsletters produced by the Society for Neuroscience, aimed specifically at a lay audience. The aim of these patient-oriented documents is "to explain how basic neuroscience discoveries lead to clinical applications".

  • Connects : the mental health and learning disabilities portal - Connects: the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Portal is owned and run by the Mental Health Foundation, incorporating the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. "Connects" is a 'worldwide, interactive, personalised forum for the sharing of information by people interested in mental health problems and/or learning disabilities'. 

  • Dyscalculia (or dyscalcula), What it is and what it isn't - The word "dyscalculia" means difficulty performing math calculations. In other words, it just means "math difficulty". And specifically, it means a learning disability which affects math.

  • Dyscalculia.Org - Dyscalculia Symptoms - A Compilation By: Dyslexia & Dyscalculia Support Services Of Shiawassee County (517) 729-9108 Renee Newman, Ms, Director.

  • eMedicine, Learning Disorder: Written Expression - Synonyms and related keywords: learning disability, writing disability, writing disorder, written language disorder, written expression difficulty 

  • Health evidence bulletins, Wales : learning disabilities - Learning Disabilities is one of the full-text Health Evidence Bulletins published on the Web by Wales University. The bulletins "act as signposts to the best current evidence" in the subject area.

  • Language-Based Learning Disabilities - Language-based learning disabilities interfere with age-appropriate reading, spelling, and/or writing. This disorder does not impair intelligence; in fact, most people diagnosed with learning disabilities possess average to superior intelligence. This document has been produced by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

  • Learning Disabilities (National Institute of Mental Health) - Imagine having important needs and ideas to communicate, but being unable to express them. Perhaps feeling bombarded by sights and sounds, unable to focus your attention. Or trying to read or add but not being able to make sense of the letters or numbers.

  • Mathematical Disabilities: What We Know and Don't Know - Over the past several decades important advances have been made in the understanding of the genetic, neural, and cognitive deficits that underlie reading disability (RD), and in the ability to identify and remediate this form of learning disability (LD). David C. Geary Professor of Psychology, University of Missouri at Columbia.

  • NINDS Learning Disabilities Information Page - Learning disabilities are disorders that affect the ability to understand or use spoken or written language, do mathematical calculations, coordinate movements, or direct attention. Although learning disabilities occur in very young children, the disorders are usually not recognized until the child reaches school age.

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