Dyspraxia – What is it?

Dyspraxia is often seen and referred to as generally clumsiness or poor balance. Simply described – it is the inability to perform learned movements accurately. Dr. Robin Pauc of The Carrick Institute, Cape Canaveral, USA is an expert on dyspraxia and many other learning disabilities. She provides a comprehensive explanation...
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What Are The Symptoms of Dyslexia

This article was provided courtesy of Prof. John Stein and the Dyslexia Research Trust About Dyslexia What are the symptoms of Dyslexia? Difficulty learning to read despite normal intelligence, adequate teaching, and parental support. Family history of similar problems. Commoner in males. Childhood ‘milestones'(crawling, walking, speaking, throwing) are often delayed....
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What is Dyscalculia

DYSCALCULIA – Explained simply Every once in a while a really great brochure comes along that is easy to read and is really useful for parents and teachers. This is one of those. I was given a copy of this brochure by a colleague Ann Williams who is studying dyscalculia...
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Autism and Aspergers

Asperger’s Syndrome Provided with the assistance of The University of Newcastle, NSW Australia – You will find more great information sheets on their website. Overview Asperger’s Syndrome or (Asperger’s Disorder) is a neurobiological disorder where there is normal intelligence and language development, but also where there are autistic-like behaviours and...
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KPrep – 3

The seemingly intelligent child who struggles to learn to read, write and spell is a mystery to many teachers and their parents. How can a child be so verbally comprehensive, capable in hands-on classroom activities, often able to excel in music, art, drama, science, certain areas of math and sport,...
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Auditory Processing Explained

Auditory Processing Difficulties Listening DifficultiesHow Our Brain Processes What We Hear What Is Auditory Processing Difficulty www.thetenminutetutor.com Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) (CAPD) represents an inability to attend, discriminate, recognise, understand or analyse auditory information. This can adversely impact on a person’s ability to listen, comprehend and learn – Specifically in...
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Attention Deficit Disorder ADD

The International Dyslexia Association has excellent downloadable resource sheets on their website. – I often refer to them.Here is a great one on ADD and ADHD. ADD – stands for Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD – is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) and Dyslexia AD/HD and dyslexia are distinct...
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