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Learning Disability, A.D.D. ADD; Attention Deficit Disorder, learning difficulties, Dyslexia, ADHD, A.D.H.D., Dyscalculia, Free Thinker, Dysgraphia, Special Education, etc.)

Free Thinker: one who thinks freely and without boundaries. One who uses creativity without boundaries and limitations. One who makes their own boundaries and rules of thinking. - By Stacy Poulos /dyslexia.tv

Dyslexia 'Dys' means 'difficulty' and 'lexia 'means 'words'.

The Specific Learning Difficulties Profile Provided by http://www.dyscalculia.com/

A.D.D .Attention Deficits. (Also known as Attention Deficit Disorder - A.D.D., Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD & Behavior Inhibition Disorder - BID.) Causes difficulties in concentrating and focusing attention. It affects behavior and has several forms.

Autistic Spectrum Disorder. (Used to be called Autistic Continuum.) Difficulties in social interaction, social communication and in imagination based activities/behavior. Associated with this condition are Aspergers Syndrome and Tourettes Syndrome.

Central Auditory Processing Disorder. A dysfunction of the processing of the auditory input causing problems with understanding/processing what is heard.

Dyscalculia. Also called Developmental Dyscalculia. Difficulties in understanding, processing and using numerical/mathematical information caused by a condition within the Specific Learning Difficulty Profile or by a secondary condition causing an acquired form of the SpLD Profile e.g. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME.
Dyslexia (also called Developmental Dyslexia). The main difficulties are with the acquisition of spelling and/or reading skills. Has been used in the past as an umbrella term for several of the conditions found within the Specific Learning Difficulties Profile. (See Literacy Solutions)

Specific Language Impairment. (Also known as dysphasia). A continuum of difficulties experienced by children and young people who have not yet reached expected competence in communication skills in their first language, and whose teaching and learning is consequently affected. Causes difficulties with expressive language (that which you speak or write) and receptive language (that which you hear or read). Often this group is defined by exclusion: 'They are not Autistic, the impairment is not at the result of a physical, intellectual or hearing impairment...' (Norma Corkish, AFASIC Ex-Chief Executive)

Dyspraxia. (Also known as Developmental Co-ordination Disorder.) There are various forms of it. All of them relate to difficulties in motor planning and organization. It can affect speech, eye, limb, body, hand and finger movements.

Central Auditory Processing Disorder. A dysfunction of the processing of the auditory input causing problems with understanding/processing what is heard.

Personally believe that they should put a gag order on disabling labels such as 'learning disability' and 'dyslexia'.

One 13 year old child confided in me "Why do they call it a 'disability'?" I wanted to cry. I told her because the government puts money into problems, not gifts. If they admitted you have a gift they couldn't get government funding to have special services. They call it a 'disability' because they don't know how to deal with you.

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I had the sense, that she felt nothing was wrong with her, yet she could not keep up with the rest of the kids. She said that when things got hard she would shut down. I knew how she felt because I felt the same way at her age.

My suggestion is understand it's a 'learning difference', as much as we look different we think and learn different too.

In my day, I was diagnosed with a "Leaning Handicap" in college they called it a 'Learning disability'. If I was so 'learning dis-abed' I wouldn't have been 'able' to make this web site, or read. Contrary to my tile of dis-ability, I had the ability to not only 'learn', read and write, but win awards and honors for my work that took academics to accomplish it. I say change your language and change your life.

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