Learning Disabilities. By Jonathan Lyon. Agenda. 1#Hello 9#Testing 2#What Is It??? 10#Famous People 3#Different Types 11#Never Give Up 4#Dysgraphia 12#Bibliography 5#Dyslexia 6#Dyscalclia 7#ADD/ADHD 8#Signs. Hello,.
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By Jonathan Lyon
2#What Is It??? 10#Famous People
3#Different Types 11#Never Give Up
There are 6 billion people in the world. They come in all sizes, shapes and colours, with different backgrounds, beliefs and values. Despite all our differences, we are bound by one gift, the gift of a mind, and the ability to think and formulate concepts. Just because we have the ability to think, doesn’t mean we all think the same way. We all think differently but some people have extreme difficulty with certain things. When a person is born this way, they are labelled learning disabled.
Being learning disabled is not necessarily a bad thing, infact many famous politicians, scientists, mathematicians, philosophers and even actors are learning disabled. People with learning disabilities are often gifted in other areas.
Since learning disabled people perceive things differently they often contribute unique and valuable ideas to society.
If you are or think you maybe learning disabled you probably know how difficult it is to participate in school and live up to the standards set by your teachers, but giving up is the first step on the road to failure. You have to stay focused, determined and knowledgeable about how your mind works. View the rest of the slide show and you will learn all about your disability and how to get treatment and to achieve personal success.
A learning disability is something that effects part of your brain. People with learning disabilities struggle with tasks that appear simple for the general public, such as reading, writing, calculating and focusing.
A learning disability has nothing to do with intelligence, infact, people who have learning disabilities have gone on to be successful and important people in history, such as Einstein, Napoleon and George Washington.
In the past, learning disabilities were often mistaken for stupidity and many great minds went to waste because of a lack of understanding of disabilities. Modern times have brought a new understanding of learning disabled students but we still have a long way to go. It all comes down to the determination of the parents, teachers and you.
There are various types of learning disabilities. The most common areas occur in the areas of reading, writing, and math.
The three most common disabilities are Dysgraphia ( Writing ), Dyslexia ( Reading ) and Dyscalclia (Math).
Although it is not considered to be a “learning disability” ADD and ADHD are both common in children who have learning disabilities and the occurrence of ADD/ADHD has triple over the last few years.
Dysgraphia is a writing disorder that affects a person’s ability to write. Some signs that may indicate this disorder are:
Having dysgraphia does not indicate that there is no future in writing for the the person, it simple means using a computer instead of printing.
George Washington, a famous American President has severe Dysgraphia, but still manage to become a famous and successful dent in the side of all modern day textbooks!
Dyslexia is a reading disability that effects a person’s ability to proccess information as they read. This disability not only effects a person in school, but in the real world as well, when it comes to reading things like signs, price tags, directions, menus and bus schedules. Some symptoms of dyslexia are
Thomas Edison had dsylexia and he still managed to become a famous inventor. He is proof that dyslexia can be overcome.
Dyscalclia is a disability that affects the ability to comprehend math concepts. It affects the part of the brain that deals with memory of numbers and patterns. People with dyscalclia often show these signs:
Albert Einstein had great difficulties in the areas of math but he still went on to become an important part of the 20th century. With determination disabilities can be beat!
ADD stands for Attention Deficit Disorder and is a disability that affects a person’s ability to focus. ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Although not always considered to be a learning disability, Add and Adhd are both very common in the youth of today. Infact the percentage of people with it has nearly tripled in the past 20 years. These disabilities can cause trouble for people emotionally and socially. They can make it harder to make friends, focus in school, and make good impressions at job interviews.
Some signs of ADD/ADHD:
Millions of people take ritalin to help them have a normal life. With support, determination (and drugs ) ADHD/ADD can be beat.
If you experience any of the following problems you may have a learning disability and you should seek help.
Getting tested for a learning disability is the most important step towards acheiving a happy and successful life. Once you are diagnosed for your disability you can aquire special aids in school or at work. You may be given extra time on tests, the use of a computer, a scribe, someone to read the test to you and even an accomidation for spelling and editing errors.
Private testing can be expensive so if money is an issue you can use the school testing facilities. It may take longer but it would be worth it. If you could not pay attention during this presentation should should consider testing for ADD/ADHD.
Succeeding in life is hard work, why make it harder, be an advocate for yourself, get tested.
A exceptional testing center located in Vancouver has a Website at http://www.eatonlearning.com/
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Throughout history there are many successful people who have had learning disabilities. Even today there are thousands of people who have overcome their disability. Such as:
To learn more about learning disabilities visit this web page at http://www.ldanatl.org/ or go to http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=learning+disabilities&meta=
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