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Learning Disabilities and Adaptive Behavior

Learning disability is not uncommon these days. Both neuro-typical and special children may have learning disability. But adaptive behavior can go a long way to help children with such disabilities to do well in life. Adaptive behavior, in simple terms, refers to age-appropriate behaviors people without or with learning disabilities require to live independently. Various…

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    Communication Boards for Special Needs Children

    Communication boards, as the name suggest, are an apparatus having pictures and symbols that are used in facilitating communication among children who have limited ability to express in language. pictures and symbols. If your child has learning difficulty or any similar problem which limits Such children can communicate using the board by gesturing, gazing, or…

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    Developmental Disabilities among Children

    Developmental disabilities in children usually includes a group of complex disorders that lead to speech disorders, intellectual underdevelopment, physical impairments, and various medical conditions. Developmental disabilities, in most cases, are present at the time of birth. Some disorders, however, are usually not apparent before the child turn 3-6 years of age. Developmental disabilities usually range…

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    Teaching Strategies for Special Education Classes

    Special education classes provide targeted services for uniquely-abled children. An ideal special education classroom should provide quality instruction to its students. The purpose of these classrooms is to extend individualized and more intensive education to those who need it the most. Here are some strategies that you can adopt in special education classes. Physical Challenges…

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    Physical Challenges of Uniquely-Abled People in Developing Countries

    Uniquely-abled people in developing countries face several physical challenges in life. They face difficulties to access various facilities. For instance, they are often not able to maneuver buildings because of the discriminatory manner in which these structures are built. Even in buildings that have the uniquely-abled friendly equipment, these people require extra assistance to maneuver….

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    Increasing Awareness about Unique Abilities in the Workplace

    People with unique abilities live with mental and/or physical impairments that restrict many of their life’s activities. As an employer, you have to educate your employees about each uniquely-abled person being different from one another. Employees having unique abilities usually face major obstacles and discrimination every day, largely because people around them don’t properly understand…

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    Academic Underachievement of Children with Learning Disabilities

    Children having learning disabilities are often at risk of academic underachievement in their schools in more number of ways than we may expect. Many children with learning disabilities struggle in some specific areas of academic weakness and are below-par performers even in subjects where the disability is not a factor. Academic underachievement in school often…

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    What it Means if Your Child has Special Needs

    Special needs is an umbrella term which includes a wide array of diagnoses. Special children may have profound cognitive impairment or mild learning disabilities. The condition often includes allergies to certain foods or terminal illness. They may also have developmental delays that remain entrenched. Psychiatric problems and panic attacks are also not uncommon. Physical Challenges…

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    Helping an Uniquely-Abled Child with Learning Difficulties

    Is your uniquely-abled child suffering from learning disability? Are you worried about how he/she would cope in school? It’s natural for you to want the best for your child. But academic success, while it’s important, should not be the end goal. Your child should have a happy and fulfilling life. With proper support and encouragement,…

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    Economic Challenges Faced by Uniquely-Abled People

    Being uniquely-abled is usually viewed by different people in different ways because of their socio-economic positions. For instance, in Africa, unique abilities are considered as a spiritual curse regardless of what scientific and medical explanations say. In the West, being uniquely-abled is viewed as a natural phenomenon which is explained by scientific theories. The outbreak…

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