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Learning Disabilities

Peer Mentoring -- Strengthening The ADHD Community

Grace Friedman | Posted 07.25.2016 | Teen
Grace Friedman

Have you heard this story? This girl is walking down the street when she falls in a hole. The walls are so steep she can't get out. A doctor pass...

Stop Suspending Our Kids

Stevon Cook | Posted 07.07.2016 | San Francisco
Stevon Cook

Recently the San Francisco Examiner reported that in the 2013-2014 school year, students with disabilities made up 11% of the high school student popu...

Learning Disabilities: Telling a New Story

Todd Kestin | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Todd Kestin

I was diagnosed with a learning disability in first grade, and every day for ten years after I struggled in every way imaginable.

"I'm Kind Of Busy Now"

Gina Badalaty | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Gina Badalaty

Dealing with a bit of teen attitude is easy compared to some of the complexities that come with raising kids that have special needs. There was no mystery about what she meant, no hidden "wants" I had to unlock, no misunderstandings about her motivation. She simply didn't want to help.

The Inclusion Project: Ability Reveals Itself

Brad Hopton | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Brad Hopton

On Monday, June 6, PwC is hosting the first Inclusion Project, an innovative business gathering of senior executives and thought leaders committed to ...

How Does the Magic Happen? Preparing America's Teachers to Meet the Needs of Students with Dyslexia

Jessica R. Toste | Posted 04.21.2016 | Education
Jessica R. Toste

Like so many policies meant to revolutionize American education, there are often unforeseen hurdles. While the READ Act will support new research, we need to begin reevaluating and prioritizing this knowledge in our teacher education programs.

Inclusive Classrooms Benefit All Children

Paras Shah | Posted 04.11.2016 | Education
Paras Shah

Every child, regardless of disability, has the right to attend a quality, inclusive school on an equal basis with others. Until that right is realized, we continue to fail inside and outside the classroom.

Mom, I Missed All But One

Jami J. Amerine M.Ed. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents
Jami J. Amerine M.Ed.

John is a homeschooled senior in high school. He takes dual credit courses at the University near our home. It's not been easy. As he nears graduation he's decided, he would like to join the Navy and in the Navy, he's interested in being a first responder.

Coding Allows Learning Disabled Students to Shine

Vidcode | Posted 04.01.2016 | Education

Learning to code is become increasingly prevalent in school curriculum's. From after-school clubs to dedicated class periods, coding and computer scie...

Gut-Wrenching Video Shows ADHD From A Kid's Perspective

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.23.2016 | Parents

A powerful short film gives viewers a glimpse into the daily struggles of kids with ADHD. Created by Swedish filmmaker Erik Rosenlund, the animated sh...

Dyslexia & Working Memory

Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD | Posted 02.09.2016 | Education
Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD

Case Study: My son David is 10 and he is very bright but his main problem is his difficulty in writing things down. He says the problem is finding the...

The Long-Term Emotional Consequences of Toxic H2O in Flint, Michigan

Jerome Schultz | Posted 02.05.2016 | Parents
Jerome Schultz

It goes without saying that support for appropriate educational intervention for these victims becomes a moral obligation for the civic leaders of Flint. However, we must not ignore the long-term collateral effects of this thoughtless and disastrous re-routing of a water supply through a network of toxic conduits.

Helping Parents of Kids with ADHD

Grace Friedman | Posted 02.10.2016 | College
Grace Friedman

We ADDYTeens need to spark a conversation, make sure we stand up for ourselves and not feel shame in how our bodies developed.

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 Global Search for Education: Your Mission Is to Play!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.14.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Our technology targets the more basic ability of an individual to perceive and prioritize conflicting streams of information (or 'interference') whic...

'Sesame Street,' I am a Forever Fan

Meredith Masony | Posted 10.26.2015 | Parents
Meredith Masony

I grew up watching you. I will never forget the letters and numbers of the day. Some of my favorite characters will always be Cookie Monster and Big Bird. I have many fond memories of Oscar being sullen and poor Snuffy needing to take his time.

A Wise Investment Before We Test

Dr. George J. Hagerty | Posted 10.07.2015 | Education
Dr. George J. Hagerty

The testing of student outcomes is, as the nation has learned, a substantive "third rail" for many reasons. It is, however, of paramount concern to the group that historically has had much to lose in the politics and process of standardized student-outcome assessments: children, youth, and young adults with disabilities.

The Impaired Visions of Hispanic Rural America

Veronica Garcia | Posted 11.10.2015 | Latino Voices
Veronica Garcia

In the backwoods of rural America, many children of impoverished Latino families unknowingly struggle with visual impairments that would otherwise be easily accommodated by suburban moms and attentive urban school principals.

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.

Helping Your Child Improve Reading Skills

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
Alan E. Guttmacher

Even on a "Busy Day" for "Busy People," reading is a wonderful way to expand children's worlds and to bond children and caregivers, and one that can start at birth. It also is a crucial way to help children gain the language and literacy skills needed for a good start in school.

Cutting Through The Educational Jargon: A Cheat Sheet What Do Teachers Mean When They Use These Words?

Barbara Levy | Posted 07.20.2016 | Education
Barbara Levy

You go to your parent-teacher conference and of course, you expect to hear glowing comments about your child. Instead, the teacher uses educational jargon you don't understand. Your mind is racing and you are getting totally anxious and flustered. Does my child have a learning disability?

Life With a Learning Disability

Hope Kumor | Posted 07.08.2016 | Women
Hope Kumor

I'm in the kitchen reading instructions on how to make a dinner with seven ingredients and about 10 steps. I calmly concentrate on my task at hand, but I'm just not complete understanding what to do. I begin to get frustrated because I just cannot comprehend.

Lisa Holton Talks Common Core on Mondays with Marlo

Posted 07.02.2015 | Home

Lisa Holton, President of Classroom, Inc., stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the successes and controversies linked with Common Core. Lisa expl...

An Open Letter to the Secretary of Education

Kyle Redford | Posted 06.30.2016 | 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.

How Can Every Student Reach Their Learning Capacity?

Posted 06.30.2015 | Home

Lisa Holton, President of Classroom, Inc., stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the successes and controversies of Common Core. One aspect of Comm...