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  Learning disability - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United States and Canada, the term learning disability is used to refer to psychological and neurological conditions that affect a person's communicative capacities and potential to be taught effectively.
Learning disabilities are usually identified by school psychologists through testing of intelligence, academics and processes of learning.
Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Vision: A Subject Review A report from American Academy Of Pediatrics reporting the complete lack of evidence for a link between visual problems and learning difficulties.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Learning_disability   (1176 words)

 About Learning Disabilities
Learning disabilities are present in at least 10 percent of the population.
Interestingly, there is no clear and widely accepted definition of "learning disabilities." Because of the multidisciplinary nature of the field, there is ongoing debate on the issue of definition, and there are currently at least 12 definitions that appear in the professional literature.
The primary characteristic of a learning disability is a significant difference between a child's achievement in some areas and his or her overall intelligence.
www.childdevelopmentinfo.com /learning/learning_disabilities.shtml   (1732 words)

 LEARNING DISABILITY : Contact a Family - for families with disabled children: information on rare syndromes and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Learning disability (formerly known as mental handicap) and referred to increasingly as intellectual disability covers a wide range of intellectual impairments.
Mild learning disability (roughly equivalent to an IQ of fifty to seventy) is analogous to the educational term 'moderate learning difficulties'.
Learning disability may occur in isolation, in association with other sensory or physical handicaps, or as part of a recognisable genetic syndrome.
www.cafamily.org.uk /Direct/l21.html   (991 words)

 Learning Disability
Learning disabilities should not be confused with other disabilities such as mental retardation, deafness, blindness and behavioral disorders.
Children with learning disabilities are often highly intelligent, possess leadership skills, or are superior in music, arts, sports, or other creative areas.
Tests for learning disabilities are referred to as assessment tests because they evaluate and measure areas of strength and weakness.
www.coping.org /specialneeds/learndis.htm   (3765 words)

 Disabilities: Learning
The area of Learning Disabilities is quite broad, and here we've brought together the best articles we've found, including those on education and disabilities and speech and language development.
The Learning Disabilities Association of California describes the critical role that school plays in the child's social development and self-concept, whether the student has learning disabilities or is enjoying academic success.
Although providing early intervention to children with disabilities in an inclusive environment designed to meet the needs of all children is commonly regarded as best practice, concerns are sometimes raised about the ability of preschool programs to meet the needs of children developing normally as well as those with developmental delays.
www.kidsource.com /kidsource/pages/dis.learning.html   (4391 words)

 Learning Disability
Learning disabilities are neurobiological disorders that affect one's ability to read, write, speak, or compute math.
Until recently, it was not widely acknowledged that learning disabilities influence the lives of adults as well as children, especially those adults whose conditions were not diagnosed during early school years.
Individuals who exhibit signs of a learning disability such as dyslexia can be greatly assisted by receiving a comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation conducted by a psychologist.
www.bapta.com /learning_disability.htm   (794 words)

 Learning Disability Resources
The term does not include learning problems that are primarily the result of visual, hearing, or motor disabilities, of mental retardation, of emotional disturbance, or of environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage.
Such term does not include children who have learning problems which are primarily the result of visual, hearing, or motor disabilities, of mental retardation, of emotional disturbance, or of environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage.
Learning Disabilities Research and Practice is one of the premiere sources of research about learning disabilities.
curry.edschool.virginia.edu /go/cise/ose/categories/ld.html   (534 words)

 Disability Info: Learning Disabilities (FS7)
Learning disability is a general term that describes specific kinds of learning problems.
Learning disabilities tend to be diagnosed when children reach school age.
Learn about the different testing modifications that can really help a student with LD show what he or she has learned.
www.nichcy.org /pubs/factshe/fs7txt.htm   (2090 words)

 learning disabilities and practical LD information
Definition: A "learning disability" is a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding and using language spoken or written which may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, spell, or do mathematical calculations.
Second, having a learning disability causes a "discrepancy" between your ability and your achievement.
Learning disabled students struggle with certain kinds of learning because their brains have difficulty "processing" certain kinds of information.
www.ldinfo.com   (819 words)

 Learning Disability   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Learning disability: “…is usually described as a significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning acquired before adulthood.
As young people with learning disabilities move into adulthood, to ensure continuity of care and support for the young person and their family and to provide equality of opportunity in order to enable as many disabled young people as possible to participate in education, training or employment.
The objective of the Northumberland JIP for learning disability services is to promote the provision of integrated services that help adults with learning disabilities achieve and sustain maximum independence in their lives.
www.northumberland.gov.uk /LDspec.asp   (3434 words)

 Learning Disability
Learning Disability Devon - A new website specifically tailored for people with learning disabilities in Devon is one of the first in the country.
It is a one-stop information shop for people with learning disabilities, their carers, families and other people with an interest in learning disabilities..
The partnership aims to provide people with a learning disability and their carers with a "joined up" service and a single point of access.
www.devon.gov.uk /index/socialcare/learning-disability.htm   (156 words)

 Learning Disability
Learning disabilities can be lifelong conditions that, in some cases, affect many parts of a person's life: early development, school, work, daily routines, family life, and sometimes even friendships and play.
In some people—children or adults— many overlapping learning disabilities may be apparent.
Adults should be evaluated in a manner related to their age, experience, and career objectives when a learning disability is suspected.
www.bapta.com /learningprint.htm   (913 words)

 Learning Disability Institute,Successful approaches for best practices in academic teaching and the prevention and ...
Learning Disability Institute,Successful approaches for best practices in academic teaching and the prevention and remediation of Learning Disabilities.
By emphasizing the training of the trainers, we expect more persons who struggle with learning academic skills and/or have LD issues, to be appropriately and more speedily served.
Depending upon the extensiveness of a person's Learning Disabilities and how much appropriate testing has already been done, the testing to diagnose the exact nature of what areas need treatment/instruction can range from $500.00 to $1500.00.
www.ldinstitute.org   (920 words)

 :: Learning Disabilities UK :: LDUK ::
The exhibitions provide the ideal networking opportunity, for you to get together with thousands of your peers to learn, share and enjoy the latest developments, news, innovations and opportunities in learning disability care.
Other accounts of the lives of people with learning difficulties who have moved from an institution to a home of their own and their struggle for citizenship have been written.
Firstly, this is one of the very first, and possibly, the first example nationally, of people with learning difficulties moving from a hospital setting to a home of their own.
www.learningdisabilitiesuk.org.uk   (368 words)

 Untangling the Web--Disability Links
Working to ensure that people with disabilities are able to take their rightful place in schools, workplaces, and communities.
Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire.
Assists young adults with mild developmental disabilities to learn how to be independent through an educational, social and apartment living program.
www.icdi.wvu.edu /Others.htm   (7084 words)

 Esmerel's Collection of Learning Disability Resources
Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and Literacy Website This web site was created to disseminate information on the statistics, current research, recommended practices and resources for recognizing and treating learning disabilities and dyslexia.
LDA: Learning Disabilities Association The purpose is to advance the education and general welfare of children and adults of normal or potentially normal intelligence who manifest handicaps of a perceptual, conceptual or coordinative nature.
National Center for Learning Disabilities One of the foremost national not-for-profit organizations committed to improving the lives of those affected by learning disabilities.
www.esmerel.org /specific/learning.htm   (461 words)

 Learning Disabilities Resource Community - Home
The LDRC is a virtual information community open to anyone affected by learning disabilities either as an individual with a learning disability, a parent, teacher, researcher, or a concerned community member.
The LDRC is a place to gain knowledge about learning disabilities, discover new teaching and educational tools, share information and experiences, and contribute to a greater understanding of the "hidden disability".
Learn about the knowledge building and communications tools available to LDRC members.
www.ldrc.ca   (343 words)

 Learning Disabilities Association of America
If you are a parent or teacher of a child with a learning disability – or have learning disabilities yourself - you are not alone.
Typical learning difficulties include dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia –; often complicated by associated disorders such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
LDA believes that every person with learning disabilities can be successful at school, at work, in relationships, and in the community -- given the right opportunities.
www.ldanatl.org   (494 words)

 Your Child | Learning Disabilities
Having a learning disability means having a normal intelligence but a problem in one or more areas of learning.
A learning disability is a neurobiological disorder; people with LD have brains that learn differently because of differences in brain structure and/or function.
If a person learns differently due to visual, hearing or physical handicaps, mental retardation, emotional disturbance, or environmental, cultural or economic disadvantage, we do not call it a learning disability.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/yourchild/ld.htm   (2545 words)

 LD Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
LD Resources is a collection of 1009 entries on various aspects of learning disabilities with 736 comments from community members just like you.
When you click on the Learn to Use button you gain access to training videos on how to use Inspiration as well as new Curriculum Packets which show you how Inspiration 8 can be incorporated into the classroom with really wonderful examples of students work.
Highly structured mean that the language learning or literacy development classes are taught from an Orton Gillingham perspective, teaching reading and spelling by pattern recognition (of the English language) and “through the intellect” as opposed to visual or auditory memory dependent.
www.ldresources.com   (1712 words)

 NCLD - Home
As a Friend of the National Center for Learning Disabilities you can make it possible for us to support and increase the programs and services we offer...
Learn how to navigate the special education process with your school and more
Get suggestions and strategies for kindergarten through eighth-grade teachers who have students with learning disabilities in their classrooms...
www.ncld.org   (384 words)

 Learnng Styles take your free test.
Information about learning styles and Multiple Intelligence (MI) is helpful for everyone especially for people with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder.
This page provides an explanation of what learning styles and multiple intelligence are all about, an interactive assessment of your learning style/MI, and practical tips to make your learning style work for you.
Learning styles are simply different approaches or ways of learning.
www.ldpride.net /learningstyles.MI.htm   (810 words)

 Learning Disability
Specific Learning Disability refers to a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, which may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or to do mathematical calculations.
A child may also be deemed eligible if the child displays, through formal and informal assessment, evidence of a learning disability even though a severe discrepancy is not present as defined in B above.
In such cases, sufficient data must be presented in the evaluation report to document the existence of a specific learning disability.
www.ssd.k12.mo.us /Parents/disability_categories/learn_disability.html   (356 words)

 adolescent Learning disability - Intro
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members.fortunecity.com /learningdisability   (552 words)

 Nonverbal Learning Disability
NLD is a subtype of learning disability that has been the subject of intense scrutiny by Byron Rourke, a neuropsychologist at the University of Windsor.
It is possible that what is described in educational terms as nonverbal learning disability may be what we describe in speech-language terms as pragmatic language impairment.
Whether or not nonverbal learning disability becomes accepted as a distinct condition by our own and other professions, it is an emerging diagnostic category in clinical practice.
asha.org /about/publications/leader-online/archives/2002/q4/f021022.htm   (2349 words)

 Mencap - The UK's leading learning disability charity
Mencap horrified at abuse of people with a learning disability in Cornwall: Mencap is deeply concerned about the abuse and neglect of people with a learning disability in the care of Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust.
An investigation by the Healthcare Commission and CSCI into the physical and financial abuse of people with a learning disability in the care of the Trust was published today.
Athletes’ hopes dashed: the hopes of athletes with a learning disability have once again been dashed as the International Paralympic Committee voted to exclude them from the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008.
www.mencap.org.uk   (134 words)

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Nor, does it mean that the learning problem will be addressed as he or she advances to the next grade.
Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of learning problems is done outside of the private school program and the cost is in addition to the tuition you are already paying for at the school.
However, depending on the type and severity of the learning problem, it may be necessary to consider a "less competitive" school and receive outside help in the form of weekly tutoring or educational therapy.
members.aol.com /clinictest   (1492 words)

 www.learningdisability.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The site is primarily aimed at providing education information for people with learning disabilities, their carers, advocates, friends, professional carers, social and health care workers, students and those who have an active interest in promoting equality of opportunity for people with learning disabilities.
Training Courses for professionals working with adults with learning disabilities.
HILT supports adults with learning difficulties to live as independently as possible.
www.learningdisability.co.uk   (287 words)

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