Learning Disabilities

20 Symptoms Commonly Associated with Dyslexia (3:35)

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This presentation wants to show that dyslexia is more than not being good at reading and spelling. It was put together by Katie Stanbridge based on her own experiences with dyslexia.

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ADHD – A Difference in Cognition, Not a Disorder (13:36)

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In this Ted Talk Stephen Tonti, a student at Carnegie Mellon University, discusses his experiences and views related to ADHD. He was recognized as the Ted Talk Student Speaker Competition Winner (2013) for this presentation.

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Dyslexia Action

A UK national charity that aims to improve the lives of those with dyslexia and literacy difficulties.

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ADDitude Magazine.com

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Offers lots of information for adults with ADD to successfully navigate college, work and many other parts of their lives.

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Being Dyslexic

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This website offers a wealth of information for understanding dyslexia. It includes specific resources for dyslexic adults and how to deal with dyslexia in the workplace.

Created by: Being Dyslexic (a privately developed website located in the United Kingdom)

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Understanding Dyslexia for Students in Higher Education

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A resource  that helps students with dyslexia navigate the college or university experience. Its goal is to help them gain more independence and enjoyment with their studies.

Created by: Jill Hammond and Fabian Hercules. It was funded by the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council.

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Assistive Technology Tools, Tips and Tricks

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A resource that offers great insight into using assistive technology for learning. It helps students with a wide range of learning disabilities or cognitive challenges explore possible tools and solutions for their learning needs.

Created by: James Roy, Coordinator of the Technical Resource Centre of Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre in Waterville, Nova Scotia.

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Autism/Asperger’s Quiz

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This is a simple screening test made up of 50 questions. It can help you determine if its worth seeing a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of autism or Asberger’s.

Created by: Psych Central. The website is privately owned and operated by Dr. John Grohol, who is a psychologist.

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CNIB – Living with & Support for Vision Loss

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CNIB is the main source of support, information and hope for all Canadian affected by vision loss. The organization’s website includes practical information on: eye conditions, living with vision loss, support services and assistive technology.

 

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Learning Disabilities and Assistive Technology

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A place to get practical advice for reading and attention disabilities. Help is offered in eight categories: 1) Organization, 2) Test Taking, 3) Study Skills, 4) Note Taking, 5) Reading, 6) Writing, 7) Math, 8) Advanced Thinking.

Created by: The Special Education Program at James Madison University.

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