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Depression

The purpose of the information packet is to provide individuals with reader friendly information about Depression. It includes the following topics:

  • What is Depression?
  • The Depressed Child
  • When To Seek Help For Your Child
  • Where To Seek Help For Your Child
  • Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Services In School For Children With Special Needs
  • What Parents Need To Know
  • State and National Resources
  • MPF Library Materials

All information contained in this packet is for general knowledge, personal education and enrichment purposes. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. For specific advice, diagnosis and treatment you should consult with a qualified professional.

Developmental Delay

If you’re reading this, perhaps you’re concerned about your child’s development. We’re glad you’re here, because there are many immediate things you can do to help your son or daughter. First, know that there’s help available to find out just what the difficulties are, if any, and address those difficulties. 

Disruptive Behaviors(ODD and Conduct Disorders)

Disruptive Behaviors(ODD and Conduct Disorders)

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Down Syndrome Society of RI

The Down Syndrome Society of RI promotes the rights, dignity and potential of all individuals with Down Syndrome through advocacy, education, public awareness and support.

Dysgraphia

What Is Dysgraphia?

By NCLD Editorial Team

Dysgraphia
What is Dysgraphia?
Used with permission by: National Center for Learning Disabilities

Website Name NCLD Website Address: www.ncld.org

Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing, which requires a complex set of motor and information processing skills. Dysgraphia makes the act of writing difficult. It can lead to problems with spelling, poor handwriting, and putting thoughts on paper. People with dysgraphia can have trouble organizing letters, numbers, and words on a line or page. This can result partly from:

  • Visual-spatial difficulties: trouble processing what the eye sees

  • Language processing difficulty: trouble processing and making sense of what the ear hears

    As with all learning disabilities (LD), dysgraphia is a lifelong challenge, although how it manifests may change over time. A student with this disorder can benefit from specific accommodations in the learning environment. Extra practice learning the skills required to be an accomplished writer can also help.