What is dysgraphia?

Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing, which requires a complex set of motor and information processing skills. Dysgraphia makes the act of writing difficult. It can lead to problems with spelling, poor handwriting, and putting thoughts on paper. This fact sheet from the National Center for Learning Disabilities looks at warning signs of dysgraphia, what strategies can help, and how to approach writing assignments. (posted May 3, … [Read more...]

LD in Your Classroom: 7 Tips for Teachers

by Kori Hamilton National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)Profile of LD at SchoolStudent has difficulty reading. Struggles to connect letters to sounds. May also have messy penmanship or a hard time spelling . Confuses math symbols. Mixes up details of a story, or the sequence of events. Cannot get organized. Has unexpected problems learning to read, speak, write, or do math.Does this sound like someone in your class? … [Read more...]

Assistive technology for students with LD

This article from LDonline gives an overview of assistive technology that's helpful to students with learning disabilities. (posted September 7, 2012) http://www.ldonline.org/article/33074 … [Read more...]

Learning disabilities FAQ

This multi-part series of information and guidance comes from PBS. Section by section, you can learn the basics of LD, what types of LD there are and how they affect a student's school work and learning, and how to manage LD. Assistive technology, communication strategies, and teaching strategies are also covered. Additional sections emphasize special education, IEPs, and inclusive education. An excellent, comprehensive resource! (posted January 4, … [Read more...]

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