You have noticed that you child is struggling when it comes to their reading, but what about their speaking, listening and writing? Are you noticing some delays or frustration in these areas? Are you concerned it may be a language-based learning disability? Patricia W. Newhall has put together an excellent article for LDOnline that discusses the difference between a language-based disability or a language difficulty and the signs that can help determine the need for
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Since we are still fresh into a new year, it seems like a great time to go back to the basics and examine what a learning disability is and the signs and symptoms that different learning disabilities can display. The article “Learning Disabilities and Disorders” from Helpguide.org, shares helpful and precise information about learning disabilities and the problems they can cause. They also share some terrific tips on support, how you can help and where
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A diagnosis of ADHD can be an ‘Ah-ha’ moment for some and strike an overwhelming sense of worry for others. Figuring out the next steps can seem like a monumental task. But living successfully with ADHD is possible and many can even thrive, given the right tools and resources. Keith Low wrote ‘Strategies for Living Well with ADHD’, as shared on the Very Well Mind website. He discusses what ADHD is, how it feels to
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A new year is almost here and at the Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County, we are celebrating with a list of great workshops and events! We have our Peer Support Network, a free, virtual event where we exchange ideas, thoughts and challenges, resources, supports and successes. As parents, it is helpful to gather with each other and share our journeys. This is a monthly meeting and we look forward to you joining in. In
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If your child has access to a computer, tablet or phone, the odds are pretty good that they have played a game or two on it. If you are worrying about how much time they spend in front of the screen, why not add a little (dare I say it) education to their time?   Apps (applications) have come a long way. More than just games, now your child can learn skills like numbers, letters, sight
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