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ADHD & Learning Disabilities
ADHD & Learning Disabilities
ADHD is commonly confused as being a type of learning disability. This article explores how ADHD can cause learning difficulties, and ways to tackle the challenging…...
All About Cerebral Palsy and Learning Disabilities
All About Cerebral Palsy and Learning Disabilities
It is a common misconception that children with cerebral palsy will also have a learning disability - however, this is not always the case....
All About Dyslexia
All About Dyslexia
Dyslexia is perhaps one of the most widely known of all learning disabilities. This article summaries the causes, effects and approaches to this learning difficulty....
Autism (Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
Autism (Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
This article describes the symptoms and affects of autism, particularly in children....
Down's Syndrome
Down's Syndrome
Down's Syndrome children may require special educational needs - here is a brief overview of Down's Syndrome....
Fragile-X Syndrome
Fragile-X Syndrome
People with Fragile-X may have difficulty with certain skills such as mathematics. This article gives some insight into the causes and effects of Fragile-X....
How Dyspraxia Affects Learning
How Dyspraxia Affects Learning
Dyspraxia is a disorder that affects motor skill development, and can have a knock-on effect on learning ability....
How Epilepsy Affects Learning
How Epilepsy Affects Learning
There is a high incidence of epilepsy amongst people with learning difficulties - but are the two connected?...
How Tourette's Syndrome Effects Learning
How Tourette's Syndrome Effects Learning
The link between learning difficulties and tourette's syndrome is not yet known. But a child with Tourettes may still struggle to realise their full academic potential....
Quick Guide to Rett Syndrome
Quick Guide to Rett Syndrome
Rett Syndrome is a developmental disorder that effects around on in 12,500 female births. This article looks at the symptoms and manifestations of this syndrome....
Quick Guide to Semantic Pragmatic Disorder
Quick Guide to Semantic Pragmatic Disorder
Semantic Pragmatic Disorder, now more commonly known as Semantic Language Impairment, is a developmental verbal and comprehension learning difficulty associated with…...
Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome
Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome
Velo Cardio Facial Syndrome can manifest itself in many ways, both physically and mentally. As a result a child with VCFS may also have learning difficulties....
What is Angelman Syndrome?
What is Angelman Syndrome?
This article explains the basic fundamental aspects of the rare genetic disorder, Angelman Syndrome...
What is Asperger's Syndrome?
What is Asperger's Syndrome?
Asperger's Syndrome is known as a 'hidden disability' - for a person with this condition, the world can seem like a very confusing and frustrating place....
What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder?
What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder?
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is a condition that can cause learning disabilities, but can also be misdiagnosed. This article describes the signs, symptoms and…...
What is Klinefelter's Syndrome?
What is Klinefelter's Syndrome?
This article describes some of the most fundamental symptoms of Klinefelter's Syndrome....
What is PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Disability?
What is PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Disability?
The term 'profound and multiple learning disability' is often used to classify the degree of learning disability in an individual. Here is a quick look at the meaning…...
What is Prader-Willi Syndrome?
What is Prader-Willi Syndrome?
Prader-Willi Syndrome occurs in around 1 in 15,000 births in the UK. This article gives a brief overview of the syndrome....
What is Turner Syndrome?
What is Turner Syndrome?
Turner Syndrome is a condition that affects around 1 in 2500 female live births each year. The presentation of the condition can vary greatly between each individual....
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