Teaching Strategies and Tips for a Math-related Learning Disability

If you’re a teacher, then this week’s article will be of particular interest to you. It was found on the DO IT website (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) and gives some helpful, proven tips in What are strategies for teaching a student with a math-related learning disability? Dyscalculia (a math-related learning disability) can challenge even the most eager of learners and change how they view math in the future so getting it right is important. … Continue reading Teaching Strategies and Tips for a Math-related Learning Disability

ADHD Symptoms in Adults: ADD Checklist & Test

Have you ever wondered if you have ADHD? Has someone ever asked if you’ve been tested?  If you get bored easily, are easily distracted, procrastinate or have trouble staying organized, you may want to read this article from ADDitude magazine, ADHD Symptoms in Adults: ADD Checklist & Test . They have put together a list of questions to test yourself and if you feel that ADHD may be a possibility, you should start a conversation … Continue reading ADHD Symptoms in Adults: ADD Checklist & Test

Apps for Kids with Learning Disabilities

When it comes to apps, our kids have a pretty good handle on things. Especially if they are looking for a great game to play. But are there any entertaining and educational apps out there that can help kids with learning disabilities? Andrew Heinzman writes about the apps available and the ones that are sure to win over young hearts and minds.  The Best Apps for Kids with Learning Disabilities offers an extensive list including: … Continue reading Apps for Kids with Learning Disabilities

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Do You Know What Dyslexia Is?

Let’s get straight to the point. Dyslexia is a learning disability. Someone with dyslexia may have challenges in reading, comprehension, spelling and writing but that doesn’t mean that they have challenges with intelligence.  Understood.org understands that there are a lot of myths that surround dyslexia, a few include: Myth #1: Reading and writing letters backwards is the main sign of dyslexia. Myth #2: Dyslexia doesn’t show up until elementary school. Myth #3: Kids with dyslexia … Continue reading Do You Know What Dyslexia Is?

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Supporting the Emotional Needs of Kids with Learning Disabilities

When a child is diagnosed with a learning disability, it’s not unusual to worry about the academic struggles that the child may be facing but what about the emotional struggles? Rachel Ehmke, managing editor at the Child Mind Institute, has written a wonderfully insightful piece about how to support the emotional needs of kids with learning disabilities. Children with learning disabilities often have anxiety, stress, sadness and low self-esteem. They need you and they need … Continue reading Supporting the Emotional Needs of Kids with Learning Disabilities