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Learning Disabilities
https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities (Types of Learning Disabilities)
http://eida.org/frequently-asked-questions-2/ (Frequently Asked Questions)
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/124/2/837 (American Academy of Pediatrics: LD, Dyslexia & Vision)
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/five-misconceptions-about-learning-disabilities/ (Myths About Learning Disabilities)
https://go.learningally.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Education-Guidance-on-Dyslexia-oct-23-2015-1.pdf
(USDOE Encourages Use of Terms "Dyslexia", "Dysgraphia", "Dyscalculia" in IEPs. )
 
Ask the Expert Video: What are the Different Types of Learning Disabilities
By the National Center for Learning Disabilities  (7 minutes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Types of Learning Disabilities
 
1. Dyscalculia (Math Disability)
http://www.dyscalculia.org/accessibility
http://www.smartkidswithld.org/getting-help/dyslexia/ld-math-struggles/
https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/dyscalculia/understanding-dyscalculia
https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/dyscalculia/5-common-myths-about-dyscalculia (Myths)
https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/math-issues/number-sense-what-you-need-to-know (Number Sense: What You Need to Know)
 
 
Ask the Expert Video: What is Dyscalculia?
By the National Center for Learning Disabilities (7 minutes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 















2. Dysgraphia (Writing Disability)
http://www.ldonline.org/article/12770/  (What is Dysgraphia? by National Center for Learning Disabilities)
http://www.dyslexiasd.org/factsheets/dysgraphia.pdf (What is Dysgraphia? by International Dyslexia Assn)
http://www.davidsongifted.org/db/Articles_id_10709.aspx (Interventions)
http://www.davidsongifted.org/db/Articles_id_10707.aspx (Q&A)
https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/dysgraphia/5-common-myths-about-dysgraphia#slide-5 (Myths about Dysgraphia))
https://www.additudemag.com/dysgraphia-in-children-recognize-symptoms-at-any-age/ ( What does dysgraphia look like in a child)
 
Ask the Expert Video: What is Dysgraphia?
By the National Center for Learning Disabilities (7 minutes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Dyslexia: Most common LD; Affects 80-90 Percent of All Individuals With a LD: (Go to Dyslexia Link)
 
4. Auditory Processing Disorder
http://ldaamerica.org/types-of-learning-disabilities/auditory-processing-disorder/
https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/auditory-processing-disorder/understanding-auditory-processing-disorder (Overview of APD)
https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/auditory-processing-disorder/understanding-auditory-processing-disorder#item6 (APD link to ADHD and Dyslexia)
http://www.wishesofliteracy.org/auditory-processing-disorders-apd.html

5. Visual Processing Disorder
http://www.wishesofliteracy.org/vision-processing--tracking-disorder.html
 
6. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities
https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/nonverbal-learning-disabilities/understanding-nonverbal-learning-disabilities
 
Ask the Expert Video: What is a NonVerbal Learning Disability?
By the National Center for Learning Disabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ADHD, Autism and Executive Functioning Issues Often Occur With Learning Disabilities BUT They Are Not Learning Disabilities 
 
1. ADHD: Go to ADHD Link
 
2. Autism: Go to Autism Link
 
3. Executive Functioning Issues
www.ldonline.org/article/29122/ (Article)
developingchild.harvard.edu/science/key-concepts/executive-function/ (Harvard Article)
https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/executive-functioning-issues/understanding-executive-functioning-issues#item1
http://www.lohud.com/story/sponsor-story/newyork-presbyterian-hospital/2016/01/03/executive-function/77361154/
 
Ask the Expert Video: What is Executive Function?
By the National Center for Learning Disabilities (5 minutes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Memory Issues
http://www.learninginfo.org/memory-learning-disabilities.htm (Memory and Learning Disabilities)
http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/professionals/dyslexia-school/working-memory
http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/docs/icb.topic951140.files/howDoesWMworkInClassroom-alloway2006.pdf
https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/executive-functioning-issues/5-ways-kids-use-working-memory-to-learn
 
5. Processing Speed Issues
 
6. Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) Issues
http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/answers/ask-dr-pierson/teacher-questions-whether-high-schooler-whose-only-difficulty-rapid-automatic (A single deficit in just processing speed is dyslexia- even if phonological memory and awareness scores are fine)