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Learning disabilities (The Basics)

What are learning disabilities?Learning disabilities are problems that cause a child to have trouble learning. For example, a child might have problems learning to read, write, or do math. Learning disabilities do not have anything to do with how smart a child is. Children with learning disabilities can be just as smart or smarter than other children their age. But they have brain differences that make it hard for them to learn, remember, and use information.


What is dyslexia?Dyslexia is a problem that makes it hard for a child to learn to read. Dyslexia has nothing to do with how smart a child is. Children with dyslexia can be just as smart as or smarter than other children their age. But they have brain differences that affect the way they process written words. They have trouble understanding the connection between letters (or groups of letters) and sounds.

ADHD and Diet

Study: Poor Diet Does Not Elevate ADHD Risk in Children Children with ADHD, particularly those with severe symptoms, are more likely to eat a diet high in sugar and low

Teachers and ADHD

Be That Teacher Who Breaks Through Students with ADHD learn differently. This presents a challenge and an opportunity — for more visual, collaborative, interactive, positive lesson plans. Not to mention

ADHD in Adults

ADHD in Adults: Your Guide to Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Adult ADHD causes problems with memory, focus, organization, and time management in nearly 5 percent of American adults. Though ADHD

Daily Schedule for Kids with ADHD

The Importance of a Daily Schedule for Kids with ADHD: Sample Routines and More Children with ADHD need routine. Reliable schedules for mornings, after school, and bedtime make a tremendous

On-Demand Parenting Webinars

On-Demand Parenting Webinars If your child has ADHD, you know that standard parenting strategies don’t always work. Listen to these expert webinars to learn ADD-tested discipline tips, positive parenting techniques,

Learning Disabilities

Personalized Learning and Students with Disabilities Educators, parents, and others have struggled for decades to find the best ways to teach and support students with disabilities. These students can achieve at


The Secret to No-Shout, No-Tears Discipline Spanking and yelling don’t help kids with ADHD learn better behavior — in fact, harsh punishment can lead them to act out more in

Depression associated ADHD

Depression: Parents’ Medication Guide Depression Parents’ Medication Guide Work Group CHAIR: Graham J. Emslie, MD MEMBERS: Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, Representative from National Alliance on Mental Illness Meredith Chapman, MD

Individualizing Education Programs

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) What’s an IEP? Kids with delayed skills or other disabilities might be eligible for special services that provide individualized education programs in public schools, free of