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Learning Disabilities

 

Children with Tourette Syndrome and Learning Disabilities often display problems in the areas of written expression and math calculation.  The majority of these students have a handwriting (graphomotor) disability and need a computer to produce a written document equal to their intellectual abilities.  In addition, many of these students have visual-motor integration problems with heightened sensitivity in the five senses, called sensory defensiveness.

 

Another major area that causes difficulties in school is the problem with executive skills:  initiation, organization, planning, persistence and ability to edit one’s own performance.

 

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