The Dyslexia Guide


Dyslexia Knowledgebase

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ADD ADD can arise from a particular set of dyslexic symptoms. Attention Deficit Disorder with or without Hyperactivity is often recognized by the following symptoms:-
Impaired concentration, distractibility, impulsivity
Overactivity/hyperactivity/underactivity and variations
Procrastination, disorganization, boredom
People with Attention Deficit Disorder are seen as being unable to maintain their attention on a task for long periods and are easily distracted. Because of this they appear to be disruptive and difficult to control.
The adult/child is prone to being disorientated by sound, two dimensional images, such as the written word, and it often effects their balance and movement, which is why they often move/fidget a great deal.
Often it is found that the ADD child does not start to develop the ability to concentrate adequately until they are around the age of 9 years old, some what later than other "normal" children of similar mental abilities.
Such children are very aware of their environment and have a high level of curiosity.
Because of this it is difficult for them to concentrate on a single "task" or element in their environment, after all there are so many other things around that also interest them!
Access to Work The Department of Work and Pensions helps fund technology for people with disabilities at work.
You can find out more about the scheme from your local job centre.
AtW is run by the Employment Service (your Job Centre) for people who have long-term health problems or a disability which hinders them in their work (including dyslexia).
Adaptive CBT Modern Computer Based Training (CBT) tools require:-
Responsiveness to individual's state of knowledge or learning preferences.
Flexibility in the delivery of training materials.
Adaptability to student capabilities.
Additional Learning Support Scheme Funding for assistive technology is provided by the Additional Learning Support Scheme to each college.

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