Learning Differences - Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia and ADHD
Autism and Aspergers
What are learning differences?
Dyslexia is a broad term defining a learning difference that impairs a person's fluency or accuracy in being able to read, write, and spell, and which can manifest itself as a difficulty with phonological awareness and difficulty in sequencing.Dyscalulia is is a specific learning difference involving innate difficulty in learning or comprehending mathematics. It is akin to dyslexia and can include confusion about math symbols.Dyspraxia is generally recognised to be an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement. Associated with this may be problems of language, perception and thought. Many people with dyspraxic tendancies may also have been referred to as Clumsy Child Syndrome; Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD); Minimal Brain Dysfunction: Motor Learning Difficulty.ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or may also be known as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and refers to a range of problem behaviours associated with poor attention span.
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What is Autism and Aspergers?
Autism is a disorder of neural development characterised by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior.
Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder that is characterised by significant difficulties in social interaction, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development.
Many famous people have been thought to have Autistic Tendencies, and many have also been diagnosed with learning differences.
These include Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates and Stephen Speilberg, geniuses in their fields and area's of interest.
Other famous people with Dyslexic tendencies include Tom Cruise, Richard Branson and Whoopi Goldberg
Has a member of your family been diagnosed as being on the Autistic Spectrum (including Aspergers) or have they been diagnosed as having Learning Difficulties?
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