Neurological Development Disorders
Dyslexia- deficiencies seen in reading and spelling as a result of poor phonological awareness and perception of orthographic structure (decoding, fluency)
Dysgraphia- poor handwriting; impaired fine motor
Dyscalculia- deficient mathematical learning and comprehension
Aural language- impaired receptive, expressive or mixed oral language acquisition including social deficiencies.
- Recent research statistics support 17-20% (1 in 5) ofthe country have some form of neurological developmental disorder.
- New research links dyslexia diagnosis to 40% genetics yet 60% to environmental manifestation!
- Comorbidity with ADHD
- Twice Exceptional (2e)
Shaywitz, Sally; Overcoming Dyslexia: A new and complete sciencebased program for reading problems at any level. New York: NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 2003; Vintage, 2005.