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Anniversary


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What is ADHD?


Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by three core areas of difficulty: inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. In order to obtain a diagnosis of ADHD, a range of symptoms must be present in all settings (school, home Read more

What is Dysgraphia?


Dysgraphia is neurological difficulty characterised by the inability to write properly, despite being of average or above cognitive ability. The symptoms include barely legible handwriting; difficulty with simple writing tasks; difficulty in following a straight line and keeping to Read more

What is Dyspraxia?


Dyspraxia or, as it now known, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, is an impairment of the organisation of movement. It affects up to 10% of the population and is an immaturity in the ways the brain processes information. This results in Read more

What is Dyscalculia?


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Anniversary

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Another year under our belts! Here’s to a sixth year of  success. . .


Left from write – a documentary about dyslexia

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A great documentary showing the strengths and challenges of being dyslexic, by  Feargal o Lideadha at leftfromwrite.net

There are some fantastic interviews with people who are dyslexic and with people who research and understand dyslexia. And the recurrent theme was that not having your dyslexic thinking and learning style recognised, acknowledged and celebrated has detrimental affects on self-confidence and self-belief.

See the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPhV9SyVmwA


Research

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Well, so far, so good. The data have been collected and we are in the process of analysing it, ready to present findings.

Many thanks to all who kindly agreed to take part.


What is ADHD?

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ADHD Blog
Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by three core areas of difficulty: inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. In order to obtain a diagnosis of ADHD, a range of symptoms must be present in all settings (school, home and social environments) and will have existed for more than six months and would have emerged before seven years of age. These difficulties will affect both academic achievement and social relationships, and therefore careful management and specialist support is essential.

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What is Dysgraphia?

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Dysgraphia is neurological difficulty characterised by the inability to write properly, despite being of average or above cognitive ability. The symptoms include barely legible handwriting; difficulty with simple writing tasks; difficulty in following a straight line and keeping to a margin; letters having different sizes and different size spacing between letters. People with dysgraphia may experience pain in their hand when writing. It is important that dysgraphia is recognized as early as possible, before the difficulties with handwriting have a chance to impact upon a person’s self-esteem. They can then receive appropriate support at home, in the classroom or workplace.

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What is Dyspraxia?

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What is Dyspraxia
Dyspraxia or, as it now known, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, is an impairment of the organisation of movement. It affects up to 10% of the population and is an immaturity in the ways the brain processes information. This results in messages from the brain not being fully transmitted, affecting both movement and organisation processes. Associated difficulties may be problems with language processing and speech production, perception and thought. These difficulties will affect the person’s social relationships and academic progress. Symptoms will be evident from an early age and, if not diagnosed, problems will persist and may affect self-esteem, leading to frustration and anxiety.

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What is Dyscalculia?

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What is Dyscalculia
Dyscalculia is a difficulty with the most basic aspects of numbers and arithmetic. It is characterized by difficulty in understanding simple number concepts, problems learning number facts and procedures, and often reversals when writing numerals. Unlike dyslexia, little is known about its prevalence or causes and there is no formal diagnostic assessment specifically for dyscalculia. However, it is possible to screen people for dyscalculia, using Professor Brian Butterworth’s Dyscalculia Screener; this assess numerical potential independently of other abilities, and also takes into consideration the time taken to answer each question, in comparison with the average for that age group.

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What is Dyslexia?

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What is dyslexia
Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that can be characterized by difficulties in areas such as reading, spelling, short-term memory, visual processing, sense of direction, time-keeping, organsiation and language processing. Its is termed a ‘specific’ learning difficulty because, like the other SpLDs, there is no evidence of low cognitive ability. For this reason, dyslexic people often suffer from a sense of frustration and lowered self-esteem, as they are aware that they are not able to achieve their full potential.

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