Helpful Information and Resources
The web is saturated with information, but not all information found on the web is accurate or up-to-date. Here, I will provide resources on topics related to learning and attention problems from reputable sources that are based on current scientific research.
© Copyright 2017. The International Dyslexia Association (IDA).
"Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction.”
What is ADHD?
© 2018 by Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD).
"Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 11 percent of school-age children. Symptoms continue into adulthood in more than three-quarters of cases. ADHD is characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity."
Common Signs of Learning Disabilities
©2018 WETA - LD OnLine works in association with the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD)
" A learning disability is a neurological disorder. In simple terms, a learning disability results from a difference in the way a person's brain is "wired." Children with learning disabilities are as smart or smarter than their peers. But they may have difficulty reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, recalling and/or organizing information ....Fifteen percent of the U.S. population, or one in seven Americans, has some type of learning disability, according to the National Institutes of Health."
Math Skills: What to Expect at Different Ages
Copyright © 2014 Understood.org USA LLC
By Amanda Morin
"Your baby begins learning math the moment she starts exploring the world. Each skill—from identifying shapes to counting to finding patterns—builds on what she already knows. Here’s how math skills typically develop at different ages."
Positive Parenting Tips
© Copyright 2018.
Division of Human Development and Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"As a parent you give your children a good start in life—you nurture, protect and guide them. Parenting is a process that prepares your child for independence. As your child grows and develops, there are many things you can do to help your child. These links will help you learn more about your child’s development, positive parenting, safety, and health at each stage of your child’s life."