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People with learning disabilities need to have a say in the government policy that rules their lives.
Planning is important for any teen on their way to college – but for those with disabilities, it’s absolutely imperative.
Numerous measures are in place to help young disabled children thrive, but the transition beyond school can be a difficult one. Here are some tips for families to help their children prepare for life beyond.
Though challenges like dyslexia can make learning difficult, these disabilities shouldn’t define who you are – or what you can do.
The story of a six-year-old boy with dyslexia who, with support from friends and teachers, became a successful professor. Now he teaches teachers how to help children like him.
Whether you have a physical disability, mental illness or learning challenge, there are strategies to help you earn your degree.
For many disabled students, college is the first time that they're put to the test of making their own way. The experience can be challenging, but there are strategies to help ease the way.
Private companies are building new inpatient units – the state has been trying to reduce them for the last five years.
They've been deeply affected by austerity, so it's more important than ever for people with learning disabilities to have their say on June 8.
Left-handedness is no longer seen as an abnormality.
The development of 'handedness' and language are closely linked.
A child with nonverbal learning disability may struggle to make decisions, solve problems and interact socially.
Non-verbal learning disability is a complex neurological learning disability that becomes more obvious with age. Here are the signs to look out for.
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Why it's harder to find love with a learning difficulty.
Those with learning or other disabilities need someone to back them up in the legal system to avoid injustices.
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The most shocking moments of the true crime documentary Making a Murderer depict two police officers gently coaxing a softly spoken teenager to recount his role in a vicious crime. Warning: spoilers ahead.
Early intervention and diversion away from the criminal justice system can enable Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities to live with dignity.
The predictable path into prison for Aboriginal people with disabilities is preventable. Here are some solutions.
Much more needs to be done to tackle negative attitudes to people with a learning disability.
There is a double standard in public attitudes towards people with a learning disability.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allowed access to special education for people with disabilities.
On July 26, America celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This law and its predecessors changed the lives of those with disabilities. This is Jim's story.
Slow progress for people with learning disabilities.
A new report into progress made since the Winterbourne View abuse scandal says despite call for radical change, not much has been happening.
The majority of women stop drinking in their second trimester.
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Around 40% of Australian women drink alcohol while pregnant, despite medical guidelines recommending they don't.
Could dysmusia be to reading music what dyslexia is to reading text, and dyscalculia is to math?
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If the brain processes words and mathematical symbols differently, why not musical symbols too?
About 14% of intellectually gifted children also have a learning disability.
Mention the terms "intellectual giftedness" and "learning disability" and there is a general understanding of what each term means. However most people are unaware that in many circumstances the two can go hand in hand.
Learning disabilities may make life more of a challenge, but a diagnosis is not a life sentence.
For some children, despite having no known physical or mental disability, learning to read, write, spell, do maths, dress, throw and catch a ball, or organise themselves presents significant challenges…
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In the summer of 2010 as England was being knocked out of the World Cup in South Africa, something all together more hopeful was happening in London. A group of scientists, social researchers, parents…
Parents often know best how to help their kids overcome barriers to learning.
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How schools should support students with special educational needs and disabilities is a controversial area of research. Debates continue over whether certain conditions exist or not, or if they are “over…