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a group of disorders that affect a broad range of academic and functional skills including the ability to speak, listen, read, write, spell, reason and organize information


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    A Day in the Life of a Bad Kid Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article explores issues that may prevent children from learning by chronicling a day in the life of Teddy, a student with an attention deficit disorder. The article encourages teachers to look for reasons behind apparent misbehavior, and also look for...

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    Accommodating a New Student with a Disability in your Primary Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 5
    "Although legislation underpins the rights of the disabled (Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act, 1992; NSW Anti Discrimination Act, 1997) to an education in the neighbourhood school with peer and community interaction, teachers may experience...

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    Adam: A Mother's Story Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Valerie Halliwell-Smith discusses her experience while taking professional workshops and classes in dyslexia and her personal confrontation with her son's learning difficulties and inconsistent behavior. His school experience and journey through the Orton...

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    An Investigation of the Knowledge and Beliefs Held by Teachers and Parents in a Parochial School System Regarding Attention-deficit/hyperactivity Disorder and the Variables that Predict Their Knowledge Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent childhood disorders affecting 3 to 5% of school populations in the United States and other countries. Due to the behavioral and/or academic challenges of children...

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    Attention-Deficit Disorder Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This two-tape audio set offers a unique Christian perspective for working with children who are unfocused, unmotivated, impulsive, and/or hyperactive. These tapes have encouraged hundreds of people since they were released with concrete ideas for helping children.

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    Christian Record Services Grade 1-Lifelong
    Christian Record Services is an international organization serving blind and visually impaired individuals in approximately 80 countries worldwide. Website includes links to other services for the blind. Christian Record Services provides new opportunities...

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    Classroom Management of Students with Auditory Processing Deficits Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This short article suggests ways to make school life more tolerable for students with auditory processing deficits.

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    Coming of Age -- Learning Disabilities at the Postsecondary Level Tertiary
    This article from the JAE special exceptional child issue examines the large increase in the number of learning-disabled students in college. This is due to the "coming of age" of elementary and secondary students identified as learning disabled;...

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    Definition of a Learning Disability Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special exceptional child issue defines learning disabilities and lists characteristics of the learning disabled. The characteristics of oral expressive, reading/spelling, mathematics calculations, auditory perception, fine motor,...

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    Dyslexia - 10 Strategies Preschool-Grade 12
    Now known to be a specific learning disability, dyslexia impacts all areas of a student’s education. Early detection is key, followed by teaching practice accommodations such as these evidence-based strategies.

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    Enhancing the Self-Esteem of Your Students Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What teachers say to their students and how they say it can affect students' self-esteem. In diagnosed and non-diagnosed learning-disabled students, academic problems and the development of secondary emotional and/or behavior problems are compounded by teachers...

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    Exploring the 'Last Frontier' Preschool-Grade 8
    Schander describes how the human brain is often referred to as "the last frontier" and describes differences between the "reading brain" and brain activity in those with reading impairments.

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    Fostering the Self-esteem of Children with Reading Difficulties - a Christian Approach Grade 1-Lifelong
    Cozens seeks a Christian approach to nurturing self-esteem and improving the academic performance of children with reading difficulties. Five principles of nurturing self-esteem are noted to provide a very effective means for integrating the faith and learning...

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    God Leads the Handicapped, Too Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Dwain Ford shares his personal experiences with dyslexia and how it affected his life, career, and teaching. These difficulties included reading, writing, and oral expression. He describes the effects of dyslexia as well as how a language handicapped person...

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    Help! REACH Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The title of this 2018 NAD convention breakout session was "Help! Dick can't read, Jane can't do math, and Sally (and Spot) can't sit still! What do I do?" View the copy of the PowerPoint for an overview of REACH - Reaching to Educate All Children...

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    Helping Struggling Readers and Students With Limited English Proficiency Kindergarten-Grade 3
    This article examines reading expectations for students, particularly in kindergarten through grade 3, as well as strategies that regular classroom teachers can use to identify and assist struggling readers. Many teachers know what reading materials and strategies...

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    Helping the Attention Deficit Student Part II Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article outlines practical suggestions for enhancing relationships with students who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Schoun shares how teachers can help ADHD students feel better about themselves and their experiences at school....

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    Ideas for Teaching Junior High Students with Learning Disabilities Grade 7-Grade 12
    Few ideas and little help is available for teaching learning disabled students at the junior high and high school levels. This article suggests a number of ideas for teaching, reading assistance, class scheduling, delivery, lectures, assignments, homework,...

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    Irlen Syndrome - Why the cool coloured shades? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Inclusive education challenges classroom teachers to meet the various need of all their students. “MISViS (Meares-Irlen Syndrome Visual Stress) is one example of a learning disability that will require additional accommodations, but can be readily managed...

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    JAE Editorial: About This Issue Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Louise Moon, the guest editor, explains reasons for devoting this issue of the JAE to dyslexia and related disorders. An increased awareness and understanding of a range of differences should contribute toward the development of a wider repertoire of methods...

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    JAE Editorial: Adventist Education -- For Every Adventist Child? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Stevens identifies why the ambitious objective of "all Adventist children should be able to benefit from an Adventist education" has not been met. Students with learning disabilities and physical handicaps must be included. The 1982 NAD Curriculum...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Girls as Likely as Boys to Have Reading Disability, Study Reveals; Report Identifies Causes of Learning Impairments; High...

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    Joys, Tensions and Issues - Special Needs Provisions in an Australian, Christian, Education System 2009 / 2010 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This research project investigated the current provisions for students with special needs (SWSN) in a national, Australian, Christian school system (49 schools) during 2009–2010...In addition to the quantitative data reported via questionnaires,...

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    Learning Disabilities Tertiary
    This article examines the following issues: What are learning disabilities? How common are they? What are Adventist higher education institutions doing to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities? What does a successful postsecondary student intervention...

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    Matching Your Teaching to the Dyslexic's Learning Style Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Reshaping attitudes is an important factor in a successful educational treatment of dyslexia. Different learners have subtle difficulties in certain aspects of oral language that affect their written language skills. The article discusses language elements...

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    Math Disabilities - Rx for Diagnosis and Remediation Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article in the JAE special math issue provides prescriptions for the diagnosis and remediation of math disabilities. After initial determination of a problem, teachers can use suggested informal diagnostic tools and formal diagnostic tests for diagnosis....

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    Math-Related Problems of Dyslexia Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Strategies for helping the learning-disabled child master math. Math difficulties may be traced to dyslexia and/or reading related problems, may be part of an overall learning disability, but for some math may be the only subject in which they have problems....

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    Music Activities for Exceptional Children Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article from the JAE special/exceptional child issue focuses on music-related activities to benefit special learners and other children. Benefits of music include improved concentration and coordination, emotional impact, socialization benefits, self-esteem...

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    Opening the Church School Doors to the Learning Disabled Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special exceptional child issue suggests that church school principals should be willing to admit children with mild learning disabilities into Adventist schools. Until recently the educational practices of the Adventist school system...

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    Patience Required to Teach Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Children Preschool-Grade 8
    Description of FAS, the effect it can have in the classroom, and the impact a caring teacher can have.

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    Reading Comprehension Strategies Grade 1-Grade 8
    Educational products specifically designed by Adventist special educators to assist classroom teachers to successfully work with students with learning difficulties. Featuring the enhanced DVD Understanding Dyslexia: A Guide for Educators with corresponding...

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    Social and Emotional Problems Related to Dyslexia Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The social and emotional difficulties of dyslexia are discussed. Dyslexics' frustration often centers on their inability to meet expectations. Problems include awkwardness in social relationships, variation and inconsistency, anxiety, self-esteem and feelings...

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    Speech and Language Disorders: The Forgotten Children Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE exceptional child issue provides information on identification of communication disorders and appropriate referral procedures. Articulation, fluency disorders, language, voice production, and hearing problems are discussed. Facts...

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    Strategies for Helping Beginning Readers With Dyslexia Kindergarten-Grade 2
    A multisensory approach to phonics is important for reading success. Dyslexics' problems are not caused by lack of intelligence, incompetent instruction, or insufficient social interaction. What can a teacher do? The teacher must bolster the child's sense...

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    Students With Difficulties in Visual/Spatial Perception, Processing, and/or Recall Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A useful compilation of hands-on, practical suggestions for working with students who have difficulties with visual/spatial perception, auditory perception, vocabulary development, processing, and/or recall.

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    Success is Within Reach Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Successful dyslexics describe their coping strategies. Carol provides insights into her reasons for dropping out of school as an 18-year old. 15 years later, after having completed her education, she reflects on this and offers suggestions. Rich and David...

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    Teaching the Exceptional Child, Part 2: Meeting the Challenge of the Learning Disabled Child Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article explores the differences between learning disabilities (LD) and other exceptionalities by examining various definitions, historical backgrounds, and federal regulations that establish a criteria for identifying learning disabilities. At the conclusion...

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    Teaching the Older Student with Learning Disabilities Grade 9-Grade 12
    Teenagers' incomplete homework, behavior problems, and bad attitudes are often coverups for academic difficulties. The following should be taken into account when working with older students: feelings of frustration, bypass strategies, teaching previously...

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    Teaching the Student with a Hearing Loss Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Ruth Pope gives practical suggestions for teaching children with mild or profound hearing impairment. Included in this article are suggestions for improving instruction, such as teaching hearing and non-hearing students how to treat each other, using amplification,...

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    The diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - Knowledge and perceived roles and responsibilities of teachers in the Seventh-day Adventist school system Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed childhood behavioral disorder said to affect approximately 3-5% of the primary school-aged population. There has been much controversy about ADHD diagnosis and treatment in recent...

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    The inclusion of students with actual or perceived learning disabilities in the Seventh-day Adventist elementary classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This qualitative study investigated the effect of full inclusion of learning disabled students in Seventh-day Adventist classrooms. Information on the dynamics of full inclusion was gathered through interviews with 15 elementary teachers in a Western Conference...

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    The Learning-Disabled Child: A Challenge for Christian Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special exceptional child issue questions how Christian teachers can deal with learning-disabled children. Children must be tested to determine their specific problem, then given material at the proper reading level. Ideas for teaching...

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    Toward a Christian Understanding of Students With Disabilities Preschool-Lifelong
    This article briefly outlines the history of Special Education and the issues faced by people with disabilities, especially within education. It also addresses issues relative to categorical assumptions, appropriate education and funding.

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    Traumatic Brain Injury - Informed Accommodation in the Classroom Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "This paper discusses traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the symptoms that affect a student emotionally, cognitively and socially after experiencing a TBI." It also "suggests effective strategies that teachers can use in their classroom when...

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    Understanding Dyscalculia Preschool-Grade 8
    This 2018 NAD convention workshop focused on "the prevalence, causes, and best practices to address Dyscalculia in students."

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    Universal Design for Learning - A Positive Step Towards Inclusion Kindergarten-Grade 12
    See this presentation, from a 2018 NAD convention breakout session, for an introduction to Universal Design for Learning, "a unique approach to planning personalized learning opportunities within the inclusive classroom. By developing units based on objectives,...

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    Vision for Learning Part I - A Tool for Educators to Assist in the Detection and Treatment of Vision Difficulties Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This document was created to provide educators with an overview of basic vision difficulties and treatment options. However, it is vitally important to recognise that only a trained practitioner can properly diagnose and treat vision problems...Vision...

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    Vision for Learning Part II - A Tool for Educators to Assist in the Detection and Treatment of Vision Difficulties Preschool-Grade 8
    "It is essential for educators to be aware of the signs and possible causes of visual difficulties. In fact, the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (2013d, para. 5) considers teachers to be the best screeners for vision problems, through simply...

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    Watch Out for Jack, He's a Real Challenge Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) is a cluster of conditions that are the result of prenatal exposure to alcohol. Children with FASD may have noticeable facial features as well as intellectual, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties....

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    What Executive Functioning Can Do for You! Preschool-Tertiary
    Executive dysfunction can present itself in a variety of ways. The author provides a list of general principles to help impacted students, as well as the rest of your class.

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    What Is Dyslexia? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article describes some of the scientific findings and the educational treatment of dyslexia to help educators understand and to identify students. Key concepts are defined. Identification and early indicators of at-risk students are discussed. A teacher's...

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    Would You Open That Door, Please? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this article from the JAE exceptional child issue, a teacher tells how his temporary handicap helped him understand the difficulties handicapped students experience. He relates how much more intricate the problems of the handicapped are, how delicate the...