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Given that children with child learning disabilities are

already delayed by a year in one or more academic subjects,

parents must see that they are tested "sooner" than

possible. In this way treatment can be instituted forthwith

and their problems ameliorated.



The percentage of Florida students diagnosed with

child learning disabilities has increased from .50%

in 1971, to 2.40% in 1977, to 3.38% in 1980, to 4.04%

in 1986, to 5.16% in 1996 and will be over 6% in

1998-an increase of over 1000% since 1971.

Continuing increases of learning disabilities cannot

be attributed to better diagnosis after 1985...


The probable cause of learning disabilities is exposure of

the fetus to environmental chemicals during pregnancy.

Two major laboratories found an average of 200 industrial

chemicals and pollutants in umbilical cord blood from 10

babies born in August and September of 2004 in U.S.



Research finds that the brains of children with learning

disabilities and attention deficit disorders are affected in

the following ways:


Glucose is metabolized more slowly. Hence, the energy

supply to the brain is less.


Decreased blood flow to specific brain areas


The brains are smaller


Recommendations for children with learning disorders:


Seek advice from a nutrition oriented doctor.


Do your own research or find someone to do it for you

before you consult with your doctor.


Remain in regular contact with your child's teacher and

communicate your concerns, regarding her behavior and

performance in school...


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How to Help Students who are Physically Challenged. Try some or all of the following suggestions.

1. Prepare classmates for the arrival of a student with disability.

2. Teach students about any special equipment that the student might be using, and insure that others do not

play with it.

3. Assign classroom buddies to help.

4. Create classroom layout that does not hinder mobility with a wheelchair.

5. Make sure floor is clean and free from rugs or elevated surfaces that may cause child to trip.

6. Use antibacterial cleaners, and keep students with illnesses away from child with cerebral palsy.

7. Make accommodations such as allowing extra time to complete assignments.

8. Work on verbal communication skills using role playing activities.

9. Only offer help to student if asked.

10. Invent ways of communication if mobility is severely impaired, such as alternatives to raising hands.

11. Secure any necessary special adaptive tools such as pencil grips, and slanted writing surfaces.

12. Make sure that student is being included in social parties, gatherings, and other group activities.

13. Allow student to stretch and be as mobile as possible during class.



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