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.

Dana Judd