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Let us learn the Facts about Asperger’s syndrome

Asperger’s syndrome is a behavioral developmental disorder commonly found in the children. This disorder is mistaken to be autism in most of the cases. Asperger’s syndrome can be clubbed under a form of autism but there are numerous differences between the two. It is estimated that nearly 0.024% – 0.36% of the children worldwide are affected with this disorder. It is believed that this disorder can be diagnosed at a very early age of 2 years. It is believed to be a genetic disorder though the actual cause of it is unknown. Let us learn about various facts of Asperger’s syndrome Facts of Asperger’s syndrome: The children with Asperger’s syndrome do not have any learning disabilities as they show average or above average intelligence. Their physical development is absolutely normal and the children are capable of performing routine tasks. The … Continue reading

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Let us learn about the Bipolar disorder

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Activities for special kids

Children with disabilities also need to be taught and have to learn the important skills to move out in the world on their own. Their learning is much slower and fraught with difficulties that come with their disability. The important thing to do is to provide adequate coaching to the kids. To plan activities for the kids who have special needs you have to be sensitive to their abilities and their limitation. Design some simple yet engaging work to follow such as: When you wish to make a child work on a certain piece of work, make sure you are discussing what it is about and communicate to the child using pictures and words repetitively until he or she understands the task. Demonstrate to the child the idea of coloring and ask them to express their own creativity. These children … Continue reading

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Cope with your child’s learning disability

It is not uncommon to find difficulties in learning or performing in certain subjects. Especially when it comes to math, many children have problems and tend to look for other options. Many parents tend to believe that math is simply a difficult subject and their child just isn’t smart enough to tackle the issues with learning the subject. Mathematical difficulty is a kind of learning disability that is known by the name of dyscalculia. This condition which is otherwise known commonly as math blindness can severely hamper the academic performance of an individual and is a neurological condition. There are several conditions that can alert a parent and the child should be tested immediately for early intervention. Some of the signs of this learning disorder are: • Difficulty in dealing with numbers • Confusion in math symbols • Reversing and … Continue reading

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Role of teachers and parents in learning disability

Learning Disability or Learning Disorders (LD) is a very real problem in the country and sensitivity to it has been rising all over India. Learning disability is a very real problem and a stumbling block in schooling and achievement for many kids as it had been ‘non-existent’ and ‘mishandled’ for many years because people were unaware. It is a problem that afflicts over 13-14 percent of Indian population and is not an affliction but a lifelong condition that has to be coped with. With support and training such children have emerged winners and achievers in thei field. When considering the situation in India, the actual incidence of learning disabilities is still not very clear and the causes also remain a little obscure due to difficulties in assessing, identifying and defining the condition under the existing socio-cultural conditions. In addition to this, … Continue reading

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