Learning Disabilities

Common Name(s)

Learning Disabilities

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Learning Disabilities" for support, advocacy or research.

Bardet Biedl Syndrome Family Association

Our Mission: Improve the lives of families affected by BBS through information, support and by advancing research and therapy Our Vision: Effective support, therapy, and treatment for all people affected by Bardet Biedl Syndrome

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2013

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International WAGR Syndrome Association

Our mission is to promote international knowledge and awareness of WAGR syndrome and its complications and treatments, to stimulate research and to reach out to those affected by WAGR syndrome in an effort to improve their lives.

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Learning Disabilities Association of America

LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Missouri Family to Family

Missouri Family to Family provides customized information that allows families and individuals about needed resources and supports, navigating the maze of systems and services, as well as options to make their vision for their life possible. MOF2F also offers Sharing Our Strengths, which connects individuals with disabilities and/or their caregivers to a person who is available to listen with an open heart and open mind, offering emotional support, practical information, and/or shared experiences.

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2014

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National Center for Learning Disabilities

The National Center for Learning Disabilities’ (NCLD) mission is to ensure success for all individuals with learning disabilities in school, at work and in life by: connecting parents and others with resources, guidance and support so they can advocate effectively for their children; delivering evidence-based tools, resources and professional development to educators to improve student outcomes; developing policies and engage advocates to strengthen educational rights and opportunities.

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2012

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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The Arc of East Central Iowa

The Arc of East Central Iowa empowers people with intellectual and related disabilities to engage in lifelong opportunities to live, learn, work and play with dignity, freedom and full inclusion in their communities.

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2013

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Learning Disabilities" for support, advocacy or research.

Bardet Biedl Syndrome Family Association

Our Mission: Improve the lives of families affected by BBS through information, support and by advancing research and therapy Our Vision: Effective support, therapy, and treatment for all people affected by Bardet Biedl Syndrome

http://www.bardetbiedl.org/

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2013

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International WAGR Syndrome Association

Our mission is to promote international knowledge and awareness of WAGR syndrome and its complications and treatments, to stimulate research and to reach out to those affected by WAGR syndrome in an effort to improve their lives.

http://www.wagr.org

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Learning Disabilities Association of America

LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations.

http://www.ldaamerica.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Missouri Family to Family

Missouri Family to Family provides customized information that allows families and individuals about needed resources and supports, navigating the maze of systems and services, as well as options to make their vision for their life possible. MOF2F also offers Sharing Our Strengths, which connects individuals with disabilities and/or their caregivers to a person who is available to listen with an open heart and open mind, offering emotional support, practical information, and/or shared experiences.

http://www.mofamilytofamily.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2014

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National Center for Learning Disabilities

The National Center for Learning Disabilities’ (NCLD) mission is to ensure success for all individuals with learning disabilities in school, at work and in life by: connecting parents and others with resources, guidance and support so they can advocate effectively for their children; delivering evidence-based tools, resources and professional development to educators to improve student outcomes; developing policies and engage advocates to strengthen educational rights and opportunities.

http://www.ncld.org

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2012

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

http://www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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The Arc of East Central Iowa

The Arc of East Central Iowa empowers people with intellectual and related disabilities to engage in lifelong opportunities to live, learn, work and play with dignity, freedom and full inclusion in their communities.

http://www.arceci.org

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Learning Disabilities" returned 109 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Incontinentia pigmenti: learning disabilities are a fundamental hallmark of the disease.
 

Author(s): Maria Rosa Pizzamiglio, Laura Piccardi, Filippo Bianchini, Loredana Canzano, Liana Palermo, Francesca Fusco, Giovanni D'Antuono, Chiara Gelmini, Livia Garavelli, Matilde Valeria Ursini

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Studies suggest that genetic factors are associated with the etiology of learning disabilities. Incontinentia Pigmenti (IP, OMIM#308300), which is caused by mutations of the IKBKG/NEMO gene, is a rare X-linked genomic disorder (1:10000/20:000) that affects the neuroectodermal tissues. ...

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2014

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ADHD and learning disabilities in former late preterm infants: a population-based birth cohort.
 

Author(s): Malinda N Harris, Robert G Voigt, William J Barbaresi, Gretchen A Voge, Jill M Killian, Amy L Weaver, Christopher E Colby, William A Carey, Slavica K Katusic

Journal: Pediatrics. 2013 Sep;132(3):e630-6.

 

Previous studies suggest that former late preterm infants are at increased risk for learning and behavioral problems compared with term infants. These studies have primarily used referred clinical samples of children followed only until early school age. Our objective was to determine ...

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2013

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Primary headaches, attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities in children and adolescents.
 

Author(s): Jacob Genizi, Shiri Gordon, Nogah C Kerem, Isaac Srugo, Eli Shahar, Sarit Ravid

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Primary headaches and Learning difficulties are both common in the pediatric population. The goal of our study was to assess the prevalence of learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder in children and adolescents with migraine and tension type headaches.

Last Updated: 2 Jul 2013

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Learning Disabilities" returned 23 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Neurobiological underpinnings of math and reading learning disabilities.
 

Author(s): Sarit Ashkenazi, Jessica M Black, Daniel A Abrams, Fumiko Hoeft, Vinod Menon

Journal: J Learn Disabil. ;46(6):549-69.

 

The primary goal of this review is to highlight current research and theories describing the neurobiological basis of math (MD), reading (RD), and comorbid math and reading disability (MD+RD). We first describe the unique brain and cognitive processes involved in acquisition of math ...

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2013

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Patient-reported outcome measures for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : the exclusion of people with low literacy skills and learning disabilities.
 

Author(s): Deepa Jahagirdar, Thilo Kroll, Karen Ritchie, Sally Wyke

Journal: Patient. 2013 ;6(1):11-21.

 

Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are intended to reflect outcomes relevant to patients. They are increasingly used for healthcare quality improvement. To produce valid measures, patients should be involved in the development process but it is unclear whether this usually ...

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2013

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The Learning Disabilities Network (LeaDNet): using neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) as a paradigm for translational research.
 

Author(s): Maria T Acosta, Carrie E Bearden, F Xavier Castellanos, Xavier F Castellanos, Laurie Cutting, Ype Elgersma, Gerard Gioia, David H Gutmann, Yong-Seok Lee, Eric Legius, Maximillian Muenke, Kathryn North, Luis F Parada, Nancy Ratner, Kim Hunter-Schaedle, Alcino J Silva

Journal: Am. J. Med. Genet. A. 2012 Sep;158A(9):2225-32.

 

Learning disabilities and other cognitive disorders represent one of the most important unmet medical needs and a significant source of lifelong disability. To accelerate progress in this area, an international consortium of researchers and clinicians, the Learning Disabilities Network ...

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2012

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Last Updated: 16 Feb 2006

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Memantine and Down's Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Down's Syndrome; Dementia; Learning Disabilities

 

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2006

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Last Updated: 14 Dec 2009

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