Future planning for disability care

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility For many elderly carers of a relative who has a learning or other disability, future planning is an issue. The population of older parents who have children with a learning disability is growing and many of their children are likely to outlive them. In many cases the caring role can span up to seven decades, ending only […]

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities is part of the Mental Health Foundation, a UK charity founded in 1949, and operates as a directorate within the charity. The Mental Health Foundation originally funded research in both learning disabilities and mental health. In 1999, it created the separate Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. The aim of the Foundation is to […]

Center for Research, Evaluation and Awareness of Dyslexia

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility The Center for Research, Evaluation and Awareness of Dyslexia (Center for READing) is a university-based program at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas. It was established in 1996 to: develop strategies for the prevention and remediation of reading disabilities search for strategies that will lead to the improvement of remedial processes provide […]

Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders (ICDL) is a nonprofit organization founded by Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder for identification, prevention, and treatment of developmental and learning disorders.

Learning Disability Coalition

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility The Learning Disability Coalition is a group of fourteen organisations which campaigns to secure better funding for social care for people with learning disabilities in England. The Coalition was formed in May 2007. It believes that better funding from the UK Government is required to help people with learning disabilities to secure a full range […]

Infantile speech

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility For “baby talk” of adults to children, see Baby talk. Infantile speech, pedolalia, baby talk, infantile perseveration, or infantilism is a speech disorder, persistence of early speechdevelopment stage beyond the age when it is normally expected. It is characterized by the omission of some sounds and the substitution of standard speech sounds observed in children in early […]

Mate crime

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility Mate crime is a form of crime in which a perpetrator befriends a vulnerable person with the intention of then exploiting the person financially, physically or sexually. “Mate” (British slang for ‘friend’) crime perpetrators take advantage of the isolation and vulnerability of their victim to win their confidence. Research has highlighted common factors in mate crime […]

Biological theories of dyslexia

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility The primary symptoms of dyslexia were first identified by Oswald Berkhan in 1881. The term dyslexia was coined in 1887 by Rudolf Berlin, an ophthalmologist practicing in Stuttgart, Germany. Since then generations of researchers have been investigating what dyslexia is and trying to identify the biological causes. The theories of the etiology of dyslexia have and are evolving with each new […]

Subcortical dementia

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility Subcortical dementia is a type of dementia characterised by slowness of mental processing, forgetfulness, impaired cognition, apathy, and depression. Disorders, such as CADASIL, that result in subcortical dementia have changes that involve primarily the thalamus, basal ganglia, and related brain-stem nuclei with relative sparing of the cerebral cortex. It affects arousal, attention, mood, motivation, language, […]

Gateway Academy, Scottsdale

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility Gateway Academy is a private school in Scottsdale, Arizona. It specializes in the education of students with autism spectrum disorders and other pervasive developmental disorders. Gateway Academy was established in 2005 and offers a private education for students in middle school through 12th grade with a diagnosis on the Autism spectrum. […]