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Dysgraphia is the condition of impaired letter writing by hand, that is, disabled handwriting. Impaired handwriting can interfere with learning to spell words in writing and speed of writing text. Children with dysgraphia may have only impaired handwriting, only impaired spelling (without reading problems), or both impaired handwriting and impaired spelling.

Dyslexia as “a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.” In essence, dyslexia is a neurological condition causing difficulty reading, writing and spelling words.

Dyspraxia is a neurological disorder that impacts an individual's ability to plan and process motor tasks. Individuals with dyspraxia often have language problems, and sometimes a degree of difficulty with thought and perception

Dyscalculia is difficulty in learning or comprehending arithmetic, such as difficulty in understanding numbers, learning how to manipulate numbers, performing mathematical calculations and learning facts in mathematics.

Maneuvering our children’s Learning Differences can be a daunting stressful experience. Adding to the stress of navigating the complexity of learning differences is the exorbitant cost of doing so. The price tag for attaining information and services essential to insuring that children with learning differences get the much needed support is often prohibitive. Engaging the services of tutors, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, audiologists, and other professionals adds to the financial and emotional burden that parents often face. I would like for this website to be a place where we parents and educators can share our knowledge and experience with one another. We can suggest strategies that we have garnered, programs and schools that we have found helpful as well as the names of qualified professionals and specialists we have engaged serving as a support system for one another. My ultimate goals is that I Define Me serves as a conduit of information that will help us all be better informed and thus, more involved parents, dedicated to insuring that all children reach their full potential.

The Dyslexia Resource is a non-profit launched by The Schenck School as a means for sharing the reading expertise of the School with other struggling readers. Our mission is to empower communities to serve dyslexic learners. This is accomplished through our teacher training offerings, tutoring programs, and community partnerships.

The Schenck School was selected by Made By Dyslexia, along with Millfield UK, to provide content experts for digital resources intended to reach dyslexic students, their parents, and educators around the world. Made by Dyslexia, a global nonprofit supported by Sir Richard Branson, partnered with technology giant Microsoft to create a series of videos and training aids informing audiences about dyslexia.

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Georgia Departmnet of Education We are educating Georgia’s future by graduating students who are ready to learn, ready to live, ready to lead. “Students do not fit in a box and one size does not fit all. They need varied, creative learning opportunities that engage them in their learning and prepare them to learn, live and lead in the future.”

--Richard Woods, Georgia’s School Superintendent

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