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Learning Styles

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The theory of learning styles is bad science.

Does ADHD really exist?

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My view on Professor Jerome Kagan's belief that ADHD doesn't exist.

Second Language Acquisition

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An article looking at the issues of second language acquisition.

So you think your child may have ADHD

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) manifests itself in the form of emotional and behavioural difficulties. The condition affects approximately 5-6% 0f the population and, according to many researchers, is caused by the failure of the brain to produce certain chemicals

So you think your child may have Asperger's Syndrome

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Asperger's Syndrome is a disorder which is at the higher end of the autistic spectrum and a child with this condition is sometimes called a "higher functioning" autistic child.

So you think your child may have Dyslexia

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Dyslexia is also known as a specific learning difficulty or SpLd. Children with Dyslexia have an "unexpected" difficulty in developing certain literacy and numeracy skills. This difficulty is unexpected because the child may develop some skills very easily- for example may be as good at thinking about Science or Technology as her/his friends but may have a lot more difficulty writing it down or reading about it.

So you think your child may have Dyspraxia

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Children who suffer from dyspraxia find it difficult to learn how to coordinate their thoughts, motor skills and language. As a result, they can appear to be clumsy and to have difficulty in expressing themselves

So you think your child may have Visual Impairment

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There are many different ways that a child's vision may be affected. Although visual impairments may influence a child's education, they need not necessarily have an effect on the way s/her learns
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