Learning disabilities significantly impact one’s ability to assimilate information. In school, foundational subjects, like reading and math, are very challenging. So are learning skills, such as memorization and recall. As […]
About Ashley Belknap
Ashley is the Executive Director of Engaging Disability. She consults and trains numerous churches and presbyteries in disability ministry. She also ministers to families, like her own, who are touched by disability. She has published many articles and videos and is a frequent speaker at conferences throughout the US.
Entries by Ashley Belknap
Common learning disabilities include: Dyslexia. Primarily a reading disability, dyslexia also impacts other areas of learning and expression, such as listening, speaking, writing, sequencing, and remembering. Dyslexia causes difficulty in decoding, […]
Individuals with visual perception disabilities have difficulty making sense of what they see. Visual perception disabilities are not linked to problematic eyesight. The problem is a result of the way […]
Executive functioning refers to the skills needed to get things done. Whether planning a family vacation, preparing a meal, writing a paper, or simply starting the day, one must employ […]
Children, teens, and adults who are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often exhibit difficulty attending to tasks, lack of impulse control, poor planning and organizational skills, and hyperactivity. […]
Before long, the kids in your children’s ministry will turn into youth, then young adults, and then adults. Conversations about learning disabilities happen most often in children’s and youth ministries. […]
Learning disabilities in children are not always recognized as such. At church, sometimes there is a discrepancy between what we think a child can do and what he or she actually […]
Learning disabilities are neurological differences that affect a person’s ability to understand, remember, or communicate information. An estimated 20% of Americans, nearly 65 million, are impacted by a learning disability. […]
Who We Are
Engaging Disability With The Gospel is the denominational disability ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). We are a ministry of Mission to North America (MNA) of the PCA. We own and operate Simply the Gospel, specializing in the creation, publishing, and online sales of Bible resources that are adapted to support the discipleship of unique learners. Our mission is to coach churches to disciple and enfold kids, teens, and adults with disabilities.