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Learning Disabilities Dr. Leilani Brown
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Did You Know? Fifteen percent of the U.S. population, or one in seven Americans, has some type of learning disability, according to the National Institutes of Health. Learning disabilities should not be confused with other disabilities such as mental retardation, autism, deafness, blindness, and behavioral disorders. None of these conditions are learning disabilities. As many as 80% of students with learning disabilities have reading problems. Learning disabilities often run in families. Attention disorders, such as ADHD and learning disabilities often occur at the same time, but the two disorders are not the same.
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What You Should Know about LDs Learning disabilities are neurological, brain- based disorders. They are not curable and they do not go away. Children with learning disabilities are as smart or smarter than their peers. But they may have difficulty reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, recalling and/or organizing information if left to figure things out by themselves or if taught in conventional ways.
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How Does it Feel? Count from 1-20 out loud. You know that you know the numbers. You know that you have the ability to use the numbers. Now write the numbers in order from 1-20 with the hand you normally do not use for writing. Even though you know the numbers you struggle to get them down on paper. Now imagine that you are a child being graded on
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course FAMR 230 taught by Professor Brown,l during the Spring '08 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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