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The National Dropout Prevention Centers Portal National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD) ProjectForum.org Special Education News | specialednews.com Teaching students with a disability - ADCET Resources Mobility may be impaired by a number of conditions, some of which are permanent, others of a temporary or intermittent nature. These conditions include cerebral palsy, arthritis, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease and repetitive strain injury (RSI). Back or neck injuries may also affect general mobility. A stroke may result in temporary or permanent loss of feeling or movement of part of the body – frequently on one side. Coordination and balance may be mildly or severely affected by any of these conditions. Some students may be wheelchair users. Speech and vision may also be affected in students with cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis for example, and in those who have suffered a stroke. Mobility disability may also result from head injury (ABI – acquired brain injury). Depression is also often associated with degenerative conditions such as multiple sclerosis. Some cardiac and respiratory diseases may also affect general mobility.

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Helping Children with Learning Disabilities: Tips for Parents Practical Parenting Tips for Home and School When it comes to learning disabilities, look at the big picture All children need love, encouragement, and support, and for kids with learning disabilities, such positive reinforcement can help ensure that they emerge with a strong sense of self-worth, confidence, and the determination to keep going even when things are tough. In searching for ways to help children with learning disabilities, remember that you are looking for ways to help them help themselves. Always remember that the way you behave and respond to challenges has a big impact on your child. Tips for dealing with your child’s learning disability Keep things in perspective. Focus on strengths, not just weaknesses Your child is not defined by his or her learning disability. Helping children with learning disabilities tip 1: Take charge of your child's education Tips for communicating with your child’s school: Being a vocal advocate for your child can be challenging. Related Articles

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