Learning disabilities are due to genetic and/or neurobiological factors that alter brain functioning in a manner which affects one or more cognitive processes related to learning. These processing problems can interfere with learning basic skills such as reading, writing and/or math.
Wiki Number: W114
Diagnosis: Learning Disability-Learning Disorder
Brain Area: brain operates more slowly; heredity and genetics, family poverty
Symptoms: Differing ability to speak, liten, read, write, spell, reason, organize information and do math. Usually average or higher intelligence.
Causes: Low expectations by parents, teachers or others may stigmatize and worsen the problems. Self-esteem may be built aside of school.
Therapies: Schools are challenged by the mental difficulties many children go through. This is even more-prevalent with second-languages.
Youtube Video: Understanding Learning Disabilities
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Support Group: understood.org; 516-654-7684
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- Care-giving experiences of parents of young people with PMLD and complex healthcare needs in the transition to adulthood years: a qualitative poetic synthesisby Katharine Slade on November 29, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: Parents are concerned about the future care of their children. Training professionals in alternative and effective communication is fundamental to successful transition. Encouraging discussions about advanced care planning may also alleviate parental concerns and ensure good outcomes for young people with PMLD.
- A culturally and linguistically tailored Community-Engaged Dementia Education Program (CEDEP) for the Houston Vietnamese American communityby Christina E Miyawaki on November 29, 2023
Data from the Vietnamese Aging and Care Survey (VACS) showed the high prevalence of disability, depressive symptoms, and cognitive impairment in older Vietnamese immigrants and refugees. We proposed a Community-Engaged Dementia Education Program to examine the Houston Vietnamese American community's literacy on dementia and develop a one-pager educational material. This is a cross-sectional, qualitative study (interviews and focus groups) using the Cultural Exchange Model as a conceptual...
- Phonological discrimination and contrast detection in pupillometryby Julia S C Chiossi on November 29, 2023
CONCLUSION: Our findings demonstrate the complexity of pupil dynamics in the presence of acoustic and phonological manipulation. Pupil responses seemed to reflect higher-level cognitive and lexical processing related to phonological perception rather than low-level perception of acoustic cues. However, the incorporation of multiple talkers in the stimuli, coupled with the relatively low task complexity, may have affected the pupil dilation.
- Dyslexia and Stuttering: An Overview of Processing Deficits and the Relationship Between Themby Sami A Algaidi on November 29, 2023
Stuttering and dyslexia are two processing deficits that have an impact on a person's social and academic lives, especially as they usually affect the pediatric population more than adults. Even though they affect different domains, they have similar characteristics in their pathogenesis, epidemiology, and impact on life. Both disorders represent a considerable percentage of the population worldwide and locally in Saudi Arabia, and they have similar epidemiological trends. Family history,...