Progressive nonfluent aphasia

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.     Progressive nonfluent aphasia (PNFA) is one of three clinical syndromes associated with frontotemporal lobar degeneration. PNFA has an insidious onset of language deficits over time as opposed […]

Disabilities affecting intellectual abilities

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.     There are a variety of medical conditions affecting cognitive ability. This is a broad concept encompassing various intellectual or cognitive deficits, including intellectual disability, deficits too mild to properly qualify […]

Mild cognitive impairment

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), also known as incipient dementia and isolated memory impairment, is a neurological disorder that occurs in older adults which involves cognitive impairments with minimal impairment in instrumental activities of daily living. MCI involves […]

Oakland School (Virginia)

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility Oakland School is a coeducational boarding and day school in Troy, Virginia, specializing in the education of children with dyslexia, difficulties with organization and study skills, or other learning disabilities. The school is ungraded, offering instruction from the early elementary school level through the eighth grade. Margaret G. Shepherd founded Oakland in 1950 as a summer camp and […]

Double deficit (education)

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility The ability to read is believed to depend on two skills: Phonological processing skills make up the ability to identify and manipulate sounds in speech. Rapid automatized naming compose the ability to translate visual information whether of letters, objects or pictures into a phonological code.

Minstead Training Trust

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility The Minstead Training Trust and Furzey Gardens are part of a charitable organisation that provides support for adults with learning disabilities to achieve greater independence and lead meaningful lives as full citizens in society. In 2012, the team from Minstead, together with the garden designer Chris Beardshaw, took the first learning […]

Citizen Advocacy organisations

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility   Citizen Advocacy organizations (Citizen Advocacy programs/programmes) seek to cause benefit by reconnecting people who have become isolated from the ordinary community. Their practice was defined in two key documents: CAPE in 1980 and Learning From Citizen Advocacy Programs in 1987. The theoretical foundation of Citizen Advocacy is found in Citizen […]

National Network of Learning Disability Nursing

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility The National Network of Learning Disability Nursing (NNLDN) is a voluntary network run by Learning disability nurses from the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland for Learning Disability Nurses. It was set up in 1990s following the English National Board of Nursing learning disability conference in Ripon & York College to be an umbrella network of networks for specialist networks of […]

Dyscalculia : Causes, Symptoms, and Prevalence

Dyscalculia, in broad terms, is a life-long learning disability pertaining to numbers and arithmetic skills. It is sometimes confused with math anxiety, which has a different pathology, but which often presents in similar ways. This article deals mostly with ‘developmental dyscalculia’, which is distinguishable from ‘acquired dyscalculia’ in that the latter is as a result […]