This is a continued list of disorder-specific information and resources.
Dyslexia is described as disorder that makes it difficult to read accurately and fluently. It is also misunderstood as a visual issue, but it defined as an issue with decoding words, rather than seeing them differently.
Harvard.edu breaks Executive Functions into three skills:
– Working memory
– Mental flexibility
These skills are developed in childhood through relationships with adults and environmental conditions. Early influences can disrupt the development of executive function.
Language Processing Disorder
The two types of language disorders are expressive and receptive. These may often be misunderstood as ADHD or autism. Symptoms are often hard to detect and require a specialist for treatment through speech therapy.
Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities
The NVLD Project describes people with Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities as having a “range of conditions but specifically have difficulty with social skills and spatial concepts.”
Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
VP/VMD stems from when the eyes are unable to perform basic functional motor movements. This effects the way the brain processes what the eyes see.