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Autism And Schools, Asbergers And Teachers

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Autism And Schools, Asbergers And Teachers How A Diagnosis Is Made The DSM or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and the ICD, The International Classification of Diseases, are the two most influential and widely used handbooks when diagnosing Asberger’s syndrome.   Although the DSM-IV is still used, it has been superceded by DSM-V. The […]

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Teaching The Dyslexic Child, No 1

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Teaching The Dyslexic Child No 1 Understand The Research First. Dyslexia and dysgraphia have been discussed extensively. Research is ongoing and progress is being made. However, Dr Jon Lieff warns that there is still much we don’t know and advises caution in response to new findings (http://www.searchijonlieffmd.com/…/can-neuroscience-improve-education). Much that has been written about dyslexia is […]

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Teaching The Dyslexic Child No 2

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The Dyslexic Child In The Classroom Dyslexia affects about 4% of children in English-speaking countries. Many children learn quickly through implicit teaching. They catch on.  But dyslexic children need instruction spelled out with no assumptions. This also applies to all children with a learning difficulty. The combination of imperfect teaching practices and difficult written language […]

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