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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Demystifying the 4 D's: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia and Dysgraphia


As a professional who works with children with varying disabilities, often times the "4 D's" are heard when referring to the difficulties many of these students face. Although the names sound alike, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia and Dysgraphia are anything but. These excellent visuals, from aboutdyspraxia.com, (however, upon a recent search the website seems to be non-operative at time of this post), and offer a quick reference for teachers and other professionals to help better understand the differences between each and even identify signs of the above learning disabilities. In addition to the graphics provided I've also provided links to Understood.org's articles for each of the aforementioned learning disabilities. The articles by Understood are clearly written, address many of the same questions professionals and parents share when first learning of these areas and provide further insight into each area.








For further information, click go to Understood.org's website which contains many more resources on each of the learning disabilities discussed. Additionally, click here for the article from The DysGuise website , which provides another overview as well. 
 

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