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P. 12 PRSRT STD ©Copyright 2012 FirstName LastName CHEHALIS TRIBAL NEWSLETTER US POSTAGE PAID is a publication of the Confederated Tribes Street Address of the Chehalis Reservation. City, ST Zip OAKVILLE WA * Or Current Resident PERMIT No. 2 Children’s Learning Disabilities * Trouble with open-ended test questions and word problems * Dislikes reading and writing; avoids reading aloud Signs and Solutions * Spells the same word differently in a single document * Poor organizational skills (bedroom, homework, desk is messy and Have you noticed if your child dislikes reading out loud, writing an essay, disorganized) or has trouble doing math problems? Even though a majority of kids have * Trouble following classroom discussions and expressing thoughts aloud trouble with homework from time to time, if a certain area of learning is * Poor handwriting consistently a problem, it might indicate a learning disorder. By learning about learning disabilities you can ensure your child gets the right help to If you have any questions or concerns the Vocational over-come classroom challenges. Rehabilitation Program would gladly help assist parents with resources. No parent wants to see their children suffer. You might wonder what it could mean for your child’s future, or how your child will make it through Common Types of Learning Disabilities school. Perhaps you’re concerned that by drawing attention to your child's Dyslexia Diffculty reading Problems reading, writing, spelling, learning problems he or she might be labeled "slow" or assigned to a less speaking challenging class (special education class). Dyscalculia Diffculty with math Problems doing math problems, understanding time, using money Kids with learning disabilities aren’t lazy or dumb. It’s just that their brains Dysgraphia Diffculty with writing Problems with handwriting spelling, are simply wired differently. This difference affects how they receive organizing ideas and process information. The most common types of learning disabilities Dyspraxia (Sensory Diffculty with fne motor skills Problems with hand-eye coordination, involve problems with reading, writing, math, reasoning, listening, and Integration Disorder) balance manual dexterity speaking. Dysphasia/Alphasia Diffculty with language Problems understanding spoken language, poor reading comprehension, language Ages 5-9 signs and symptoms of learning disabilities Auditory Processing Diffculty hearing differences Problems with reading comprehension, Disorder between sounds language * Trouble learning the connection between letters and sounds Visual Processing Diffculty interpreting visual Problems with reading, math, maps, * Unable to blend sounds to make words Disorder information charts, symbols, pictures * Confuses basic words when reading * Consistently misspells words and makes frequent reading errors * Trouble learning basic math concepts * Diffculty telling time and remembering sequences * Slow to learn new skills Ages 10-16 signs and symptoms of learning disabilities * Diffculty with reading comprehension or math skills PAVE was established in the 1979. PAVE, a non-proft organization, exists to share information and resources PAVE assists families, individuals with with people whose lives are linked to children and adults with disabilities. disabilities, professionals and others who PAVE can: lives are linked to address the various „ Help you understand the educational system for preschoolers and school- needs of the individual from birth through age children. adulthood. Through a variety of programs „ Assist you to fnd services in your community for you and your child or and services PAVE provides support, assistance, training, information, and adult with a disability. referrals. „ Provide support when you learn that your child has a disability or chronic PAVE’s Parent Training and Information Program (PTI) has parent health care need. Resources Coordinators on staff who are parents of children with „ Help you as your child transitions from school to adult life. disabilities. They help other parents learn about the rights of children with special learning needs. For more information, to schedule a workshop in your area or to subscribe to the PAVE PAVE’s PTI helps you understand your child’s education program, your Pipeline newsletter, please call rights and responsibilities and how to become your child’s best advocate. 1-800-572-7368 or The majority of PAVE staff are parents who have children with special Visit PAVE website to learn more: needs. Page 12   
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