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ASD Academic Skills Disorder explains the different types of learning disabilities

Academic Skills Disorders or A.S.D. can be mislabelled as Dyslexia. While Dyslexia is a learning process and is related to academic underachievement, two further disorders or dysfunctions associated with dyslexia or possibly the main contributor of dyslexia. <more>

These are :
1. Specific Learning Dysfunstions (SLD)
2. Visual Perception Disorder (VPD)

Dyslexia is a very common learning disability. It is considered a verbal learning disability, that is, it affects the learning and use of language. Dyslexia symptoms include problems with reading, learning letters, and associating letters with the correct sounds.

The onset of this condition may be caused by/or aftermath of many conditions that include:
· Trauma (Minor Psychological or Physical)
· Change in environment and demand for better concentration (new job, new classroom etc.)
· Suppression or retention of other primitive reflexes which inflict some visual disturbance or imbalance.

Some of the typical clinical signs:
· Restricted tubular/tunnel or spiral visual filed between 5-10 degrees from fixation (5 degree field may indicate that the brain is only processing about 3% of the normally available visual information, compared to 80% of the learning received through the eyes.)
· Difficulty in reading the letter chart. This may be variable during the test, often better when looking at single letters.
· Difficulty reading small print.
· Flat uninterested reading manner.
· Poor eye movement and tracking skills.
· Poor focusing control.

Students with academic skills disorders are often years behind their classmates in school. The diagnoses in this category include:

  • Developmental reading disorder
  • Developmental writing disorder
  • Developmental arithmetic disorder

The Importance of Sensory-Motor Skills

“The Listening Program” is based on another program called the Auditory Stimulation. Dr. Alfred Tomatis

William Condon Research The Tomatis Method
A Biography of Dr. Tomatis and the overview Good learners are good listeners. In the attached pages, we will explore why. You will see why many learning disabilities are in fact listening disabilities. The good news is that we can tune up your ears, so that you can attain your full learning potential.

Music (Sing in Tune) Auditory Hearing Processing Disorder - Frontal Lobe

The Tomatis Method - Literacy Research
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