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The Illusion of Inclusion: How We Are Failing Students with Learning Disabilities

Jessica R. Toste | Posted 11.13.2015 | Education
Jessica R. Toste

We are now in an era where many schools endorse and embrace the goal of full inclusion for students with disabilities. And undoubtedly, inclusion is key to obtaining educational and social equity.

The Daddy Diaries: Chapter 25 -- In Praise of the Most High

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

He started softly at first, and then began growing in volume. Over and over and over. It wasn't like he was saying, "Oh God!" More like just intoning the name of the primordial creator as if it was a mantra, rolling the word around in his mouth slowly and repeatedly, like it was a marble or a malted ball.

The Dyslexic Advantage: Our Hidden Revolution

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

I am writing this post flying back to the west coast after attending the 3rd Annual Conference, renamed Dyslexia and Innovation, run by The Dyslexic Advantage, the non-profit founded by the authors, and supported by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

The Entrepreneur's Bill of Rights

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Steve Mariotti

In my new book An Entrepreneur's Manifesto, I have proposed an Entrepreneur's Bill of Rights, modeled on the great amendments to our Constitutio...

How One Teacher Justified Giving an F to a Special Ed Student

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 09.03.2015 | Education
Lisa Abeyta

Because my son is gifted and quite articulate, teachers so often assume that he should just 'do it', never mind that he has dyslexia, dysgraphia, a memory processing disorder, and a school file full of reports going back to third grade that document his need for accommodations.

Modern Design Competition Allows Middle School Students to Invent and Patent their Own Creations

Natalie Kalin | Posted 08.14.2015 | Science
Natalie Kalin

The patent process is a nightmare for an adult, let alone younger patrons. Fortunately FIRST--an organization dedicated to bringing STEM programs and activities to young students--is giving middle schoolers an opportunity to invent and patent their own designs without any of these obstacles.

What You Thought You Knew: Understanding Dyslexia From the Outside | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education

A lot of people have heard about dyslexia or they know someone who has it but they really don't understand what it is like to be someone who actually has the disability.

An Open Letter to the Secretary of Education

Kyle Redford | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Kyle Redford

Frankly, I was nothing short of stunned by your lack of understanding of the policies and approaches to dyslexia in our public schools.

The Moments When You Know You Are a Good Mom

Kathy Radigan | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I thought of all the mistakes I know I make on a daily basis, and I realized that in the end, what I do "wrong" isn't nearly as important as what I do right. And that is being the mother that my son needs me to be. Not perfect. Not even close, but his mom.

Opportunity Lost or Gained?

David Flink | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
David Flink

Recently, a fascinating front-page article about a pioneering new approach to studying and ultimately curing mutations that cause cancer caught my eye. As I read further, I found that the piece was detailing work I had heard about, but in a more intimate context.

The Well-Intentioned But Misguided Advice of Neil deGrasse Tyson: Why Allocating More Time for Reading Is the Wrong Approach for Dyslexics

Todd Grindal | Posted 05.19.2015 | Education
Todd Grindal

We applaud Dr. Tyson for his comments regarding the value of diversity in the scientific workplace. But his comments show that when it comes to understanding how to best support people with learning disabilities, even the smartest and most well intentioned allies sometimes get it wrong.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Has Super Stellar Reply To Girl's Question About Learning Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 05.11.2015 | Good News

Neil deGrasse Tyson has already taught us all about the cosmos and outer space. But his response to this question is what’s really out of this world...

Priscilla Frank

Unapologetic Self-Portraits That Shatter Perceptions Of Disability | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts

Lucy Jones with Her Walking Stick, 1996 Oil on canvas 218.5 x 157 cm 86 x 61 3/4 in In "Lucy Jones with Her Walking Stick," a woman wearing a g...

The Little Yellow School Bus, or the Lessons We Take

Timothy Braun | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Braun

Recently a friend's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. To help with the transition I asked if I could write the young lady a let...

Working to Solve the Frustration Equation

Kathy Radigan | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I made a promise to myself that if I ever had a child with a learning challenge, I would do everything in my power to make sure that they never had to feel lost in the world. If I could spare my own kids the pain and frustration I went through then everything I endured would be worth it.

Henry Winkler Has A New Motto -- And It's Incredibly Inspiring

OWN | Posted 04.14.2015 | OWN

Henry Winkler may be best known for his role as Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli in the '70s sitcom "Happy Days," but the actor completely reinvented hims...

What I Know Now As A Teen With Dyslexia

Anna Koppelman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Teen
Anna Koppelman

Dyslexia is tricky because no two brains with it are the same. My dyslexia is not your dyslexia, and neither of us should question how smart we are because we have it.

Overcoming the Shame of My Learning Disability | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents

I think it is important for parents to understand it is not only the learning disability that causes problems but also the anxiety and paralysis that compounds the learning disability. Acting defiant may be a way of protecting oneself from the fear of failure, and it is good if parents can recognize those signs in their children.

'Cold Cold Heart': A Talk With Tami Hoag

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.22.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Tami Hoag is a bestselling author who began her writing career penning romance novels. She is now known for crafting intricate psychological thrillers, probing the dark corners of her characters' minds. Forty million of her books are available in 30 languages.

4 Common Dyslexia Myths Debunked Using Neuroscience

Cognitive Neuroscience Society | Posted 03.07.2015 | Science
Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Although scientists now understand dyslexia better than ever before, it is still a condition shrouded in myth and misunderstanding. Structural and functional neuroimaging have contributed to a modern understanding of phonological processing deficits in dyslexia and their possible causes.

Who is Jarryn Avery?

The Washington Post | Dave Sheinin | Posted 12.03.2014 | Black Voices

Two years ago, Damion McIntosh received a message from a ghost. It came to his Facebook account, asking, “Do you know who this is?” McIntosh ponde...

A Learning Problem Is Not an Intelligence Problem

David Flink | Posted 01.25.2015 | Education
David Flink

We need to transition from placing all the weight on our kids' shoulders to the understanding that learning is transactional -- it happens between the child and the environment.

This Dyslexic-Friendly Font Could Help The 1 In 5 People Living With Condition

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

A few subtle tweaks to a letter's shape can make a world of difference to some readers. By creating a new typeface with slight but impactful change...

Eye-Opening Ads Show What It's Like For Kids With Learning And Attention Issues

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.31.2014 | Parents

According to the National Center For Learning Disabilities, one in five kids have learning and attention issues. These two PSAs give parents a gl...

Dyslexia Action: Denied and Delayed

Kyle Redford | Posted 12.09.2014 | Education
Kyle Redford

It is time that we, as educators, take the knowledge, tools, and research that already exists and use it all to support our academically vulnerable, but intellectually able, dyslexic students so they can achieve their potential.