Glossary of Terms

Dyslexia
"Dyslexia refers to a difficulty in learning to read in a person who has good intelligence, strong motivation, and who has received appropriate teaching."
Sally Shaywitz M.D., author of Overcoming Dyslexia
 
 
 
ADHD / Difficulties with Attention
“ADHD is a neurologically based disorder.” “The official classification system identifies the essential features of ADHD as having developmentally inappropriate degrees of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. Although many persons with ADHD show problems in each of these areas, some will have only one or two of these behaviors.”
Larry B. Silver, M.D. author of, The Misunderstood Child.
 
 
 
Dyscalculia
“A mathematical disability in which a person has a difficult time solving arithmetic problems and grasping math concepts.” Learning Disabilities Association of America
 
 
 
 
Assistive Technology
“An Assistive Technology device means any item, piece of equipment, or product system…that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability.”
Nolo’s IEP Guide: Learning Disabilities by Lawrence M. Seigel