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Harvard Medical School: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
"Over the years there have been changes in what are considered to be the essential symptoms of ADHD. In general, children with ADHD have a hard time with normal activities of everyday life because of significant problems with inattention, hyperactivity or impulsive behavior. Most children have a normally high level of activity . . .but the hyperactivity of ADHD happens more often than is normal, and is typically more haphazard, poorly organized and not goal directed (has no real purpose). In children with ADHD, these behaviors are so frequent that they make it hard for the child to learn in school, get along with others and be safe.
Specific symptoms of ADHD vary from child to child. A child with ADHD generally shows several of the following characteristics: Difficulty organizing work, often giving the impression of not having heard the teacher's instructions, Easily distracted, Excessively restless or fidgety behavior; unable to stay seated, Impulsive behavior (acts without thinking), Carelessness, Frequently calling out in class (without raising hand, yelling out answers before question is finished), failing to follow through with teachers' or parents' requests, difficulty waiting for his or her turn in group settings, unable to stay focused on a game, project or homework assignment; often moving from one activity to the next without completing any of them." Much more at this site. Recommended.
The very latest Dyslexia news and discoveries are posted here.
Medical News Today has a topic dedicated to Dyslexia. At the top of this link there is an option for taking an online Dyslexia evaluation test, thus enabling parents or teachers to evaluate a child or adult who struggles with learning or reading deficiencies.
This site is recommended because it enables teachers or parents to share in every new discovery, theory, or dyslexia tool that becomes visible in the future. Click the link-button to see their most current topics and news articles.
Dyslexia in Children: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments by Benetta Strydom.
First the child learns to read. Then he reads to learn. Because the child with dyslexia battles to read, he is therefore also hampered in the learning situation. What are the symptoms and cause of dyslexia, and what can be done to help these children?
The term "dyslexia" means "difficulty with words or language," and is frequently used to refer to a child or adult who seems much brighter than what his reading and written work suggest. These symptoms indicate that a child may have dyslexia and therefore needs help. Reading and learning are the two things that determine the success of a child during his school career.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
The NCLD is sponsored by the US federal government in an effort to assist ten million children who have learning deficiencies. This includes difficulty in speaking, pronouncing words, sounding out syllables, writing letters, spelling words, and reading in general.
You can subscribe to the NCLD free newsletter by clicking this link.
Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
The International Dyslexia Association provides a forum where parents, educators, individuals with dyslexia and researchers share their knowledge about a disorder that affects up to 20 percent of the U.S. population.
The NCBIDA, the oldest branch of IDA, provides workshops, hands-on simulations, and resources to increase public awareness of dyslexia.
Dyslexia is the most common learning disability. It is a language-based learning disability that affects people with average to above average intelligence. There are many successful people with dyslexia such as Henry Winkler, Bruce Jenner, Whoopi Goldberg and Charles Schwab.