A vast array of info and links to sites providing resources and information about A.S. which has been described as one of the several forms of high-functioning autism. Also includes a section on Nonverbal Learning Disabilities. Good descriptions of resources are included; site is very user-friendly!
Provides annotated links to articles and other sites providing info about Asperger Syndrome, Semantic Pragmatic Disorder, Hyperlexia, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, etc. and serves as a clearinghouse for up-to-date information on educational, scientific, and therapeutic research for those concerned with AS and similar disorders.
This rating scale was adapted from Tony Attwood's book, ďAspergerís Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and
ProfessionalsĒ and will help in the initial screening process as well as providing an overview of the key elements for educators and care providers.
Learning disabilities in mathematics (often
referred to as dyscalculia), are complex and require skillful intervention. This collection of informative articles can help educators and parents understand and provide appropriate assistance to those having difficulty with math.
Sally E. Shaywitz's article from the Scientific American gives a solid overview of the puzzling reading disorder. This new model emphasizes defects in the language-processing rather than the visual system, and helps explain why some very smart people have trouble learning to read. Includes The Myths of Dyslexia.
Although the communication and social skills of hyperlexic children typically improve dramatically by the time they reach "school age", these children still face difficulties in their
academic and social lives.
Comprehensive article [P. Kupperman;
S. Bligh; K. Barouski] detailing this syndrome (typified by children who learned to read before the age of 5 with little or no formal training, but who have language disorders and display difficulty in social relationships); includes:
Description of the hyperlexic child
Diagnostic methods useful in identifying hyperlexia
The Foreign Language Teacher's Guide to Learning Disabilities would be useful to any educator, parent, etc. who wants information about effective techniques for use with a variety of learners. Sections include: