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The difference between a learning difficulty and a learning disability
What do we know about types of learning disabilities?
Specific learning disorder with impairment in reading (dyslexia)
Specific learning disorder with impairment in written expression
Specific learning disorder with impairment in mathematics (dyscalculia)
Other developmental disorders that can impact on learning
Developmental language disorder (DLD)
Developmental coordination disorder (DCD)
Identifying and diagnosing specific learning disorders
Importance of early identification
Who can diagnose a specific learning disorder?
How is a specific learning disorder diagnosed?
Diagnostic criteria for specific learning disorder diagnosis
The Response to Intervention (RTI) model
What to do next: A decision making chart for parents
Selecting a successful intervention program
Can intervention ‘cure’ a learning disability?
What does the research tell us about different interventions?
Individual Education Plans (IEPs) explained
Use of assistive technology
What is assistive technology?
What are some examples of assistive technology?
Supporting students with learning disabilities
Helping to improve the learning outcomes of all students
Effective communication between home and school
The rights of students with learning disabilities in the education system
What to look for in the school setting
Explaining a specific learning disorder diagnosis to your child
Is a learning disability a gift?
Children with learning disabilities may have low self-esteem
Recognising and supporting children with low self-esteem
When is low self-esteem of concern?
Appendix 1: Processing weaknesses are common in children with learning disabilities
Appendix 2: A Parent’s Guide to IEPs
Appendix 3: Structured Synthetic Phonics: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Appendix 4: Examples of High Quality, Evidence-based Phonics Programs and Resources
Appendix 5: Improving Handwriting and Pencil Grasp
Appendix 6: Recommended Literacy Apps for Primary School Students
Appendix 7: Useful Resources for parents