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Learning Disabilities

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') wh...

'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 07.20.2015 | 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 07.09.2015 | 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 06.30.2015 | 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.

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...

Who Does Not Like Common Core?

Posted 07.02.2015 | Home

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

Do Video Games Help Kids Learn?

Posted 06.29.2015 | 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...

What Are Common Core Standards?

Posted 06.29.2015 | 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...

Why Is Technology So Addictive To Kids?

Posted 07.02.2015 | Home

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

How Do Reality Games Help With Your Child's Learning?

Posted 06.29.2015 | 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...

What It Takes to Ensure Every Child Achieves

Shruti Sehra | Posted 06.02.2015 | Education
Shruti Sehra

Emerging research, powerful insights from the field, and promising innovations have created a powerful moment in time to have a meaningful dialogue about how we make a real difference for students who need it most.

How and When to Diagnose Learning Disabilities

Posted 05.26.2015 | Home

Diagnosing a learning disability can be tough if a parent doesn't know the signs or when to be on the look out for a potential learning disability. Dr...

Improve Your Child's Reading Level with "You TELL Me Stories"

Posted 05.26.2015 | Home

Lynn Rubin, founder of "You TELL Me Stories" and expert in the field of childhood learning disabilities, stopped by Mondays with Marlo to talk about h...

Childhood Symptoms of Learning Disabilities

Posted 05.26.2015 | Home

Diagnosis of a learning disability early on is the best way to help a child properly learn and thrive in both personal and educational circumstances. ...

Is ADHD Overdiagnosed?

Posted 05.26.2015 | Home

ADHD overdiagnosis is a hot topic in the media today.Dr. Lydia Soifer and Lynn Rubin, experts in the field of childhood learning disabilities, stopped...