Language-based Learning Difficulties

reading. The term language-based learning disability, or just learning disabilities, is better because of the relationship between spoken and written language. Many children with reading problems have spoken language problems….

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Visual Perception

difficulty differentiating between “b, d, p, q;” Reverses numbers or letters when writing. Loses place on a page when reading or writing. Has difficulty remembering left and right. Forgets where…

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Does your school age child need OT?

…background Has difficulty copying shapes and letters Has difficulty identifying visual symbols e.g. letters, numbers, shapes Has difficulty remembering visual information Makes persistent reversals in reading, letter formation, and numerals…

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Importance of crossing the midline

…visually tracking an object – i.e. following text when reading. Have difficulty with complex gross motor skills – star jumps, skipping. Problems tying shoelaces. What you can do to help…

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Stuttering

difficulty moving from the “w” in “where” to the remaining sounds in the word. On the fourth attempt, he successfully completes the word.) “SSSS ave me a seat.” (Sound prolongation:…

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Gestures and/or Key Word Signs

…pathologist. Take care at this time of social isolation. Deb   Check out the Key Word Sign Australia app, which has some great resources! https://www.scopeaust.org.au/services-for-individuals/specialised-communication-services/key-word-sign-australia/   Further reading: http://www.hanen.org/Helpful-Info/Articles/The-Importance-of-Gestures.aspx https://www.readingrockets.org/article/baby-and-toddler-milestones-16-gestures-16-months…

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Down Syndrome

…nature. Children with Down syndrome frequently have difficulty with grammar, tenses and word endings and use shorter sentences to communicate. Most children with Down syndrome are able to understand much…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

…difficulties seen in children with ASD might be: Difficulty with managing transitions Sensory sensitivities Fine motor impairments such as handwriting Visual spatial perceptual difficulties Difficulty with or absence of pretend/imaginary…

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