Learning Disability Remedies

| Modified: Jun 20, 2014
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"In the United States and Canada, the terms learning disability, learning disabilities, and learning disorders (LD) refer to a group of disorders that affect a broad range of academic and functional skills including the ability to speak, listen, read, write, spell, reason and organize information.

As the term is generally understood in the US and Canada, learning disability is not indicative of low intelligence. Indeed, research indicates that some people with learning disabilities may have average or above-average intelligence. Causes of learning disabilities include a deficit in the brain that affects the processing of information.

In the UK, terms such as specific learning difficulty (SpLD), dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia are more usually used to cover the type and range of learning difficulties referred to in the United States and Canada as "learning disability". In the UK, "learning disability" is more usually taken to refer to a range of conditions, including autism and autistic spectrum disorders, as well as many others, almost invariably associated with general more severe cognitive impairments; the term therefore generally is taken in the UK to be indicative of low intelligence, and to cover conditions that in the US and Canada are termed mental retardation. In the UK, terms such as "mental retardation" and "mentally retarded" have an offensive and pejorative association that is absent in the US and Canada."

Source: Wikipedia

Martial Arts

Posted by Danielle (Atlanta, GA) on 05/10/2009
5 out of 5 stars

My child has ADHD and struggles with "executive functioning". He has been in many therapies over the past couple of years to offer him support on many levels, both cognitive and social. Last fall, we decided to enroll him in a Karate class, meeting twice a week. We are stunned at the amount of progress he has made! He no longer requires occupational therapy and is above grade level in all areas. The experts that work with him believe that Karate has played an integral role in terms of getting his mind and body to function together. In a standardized test given just this spring, he scored in the high average range for reading, and in the superior range for mathematics. Karate has also given him the ability to focus, and the self confidence he needs to experience his successes.

Milk Fat

Posted by Danielle (Atlanta, GA) on 06/10/2009
5 out of 5 stars

My son has a diagnosis of both a receptive and expressive based learning disability. He suffers from ADHD, and is in a school designed to remediate his learning differences. This year has been a breakthrough year for him, and I attribute his success to increasing the amount of milk fat and protein in his diet. My pediatrician has instructed us to give him at least three servings of milk fat a day. He is not a big milk drinker, so he has at least one bowl of organic ice cream every night before bed. She also instructed us to give him protein every morning with whole grain carbs. He has stopped eating white cereals in the morning and I have to attribute these simple dietary changes to his success!