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Learning Disabilities

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 | MarloThomas

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 | MarloThomas

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 | MarloThomas

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 | MarloThomas

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 | MarloThomas

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 | MarloThomas

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 | MarloThomas

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 | MarloThomas

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 | MarloThomas

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 | MarloThomas

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 | MarloThomas

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...

Correctly Diagnosing a Child's Learning Disability

Posted 05.26.2015 | MarloThomas

Dr. Lydia Soifer and Lynn Rubin, experts in the field of childhood learning disabilities, stopped by Mondays with Marlo with some great advice for par...

Talking to Your Child About Learning Disabilites

Posted 05.26.2015 | MarloThomas

Dr. Lydia Soifer and Lynn Rubin, experts in the field of childhood learning disabilities, stopped by Mondays with Marlo to give some amazing tips to p...

Educational Alternatives for Learning Disabilities

Posted 05.26.2015 | MarloThomas

Finding the proper educational resources for your child's learning disabilities can be a struggle, however, Dr. Lydia Soifer and Lynn Rubin, experts i...

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...

Who Do You Trust on REAL Reform: The Chemical Industry or 450 Environmental and Public Health Orgs?

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Jeanne Rizzo

Consumer demand for safer products has led Congress into a heated debate about how to reform and update the Toxic Substances Control Act. That debate has reached a critical juncture.

Intelligence and Learning Disorders Aren't Mutually Exclusive

Kelseigh Ingram | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Kelseigh Ingram

I ended up texting my mom to tell her that I was giving up for the night and that I felt like a failure. She then responded with this: "You are not a failure. Just because it doesn't come easy for you doesn't define you. We all have our weak areas."

Do This When Your Child Lies About School

Liz Frank | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Liz Frank

As he leaned in sheepishly, his steely blue eyes gleamed with a fascinating mix of fear, shame, and a dash of hope. "Please don't tell my mom." He was referring to his big confession: four overdue math assignments that piled quickly.

Failure to Launch Syndrome: What You Need to Know to Help Your Dependent Adult Child

Michael Ascher, M.D. | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Ascher, M.D.

Persistence, the development of resiliency, introspection and self-understanding, and appropriate family support are the key to moving an adolescent into true adulthood.

5 Ways You Are Failing Students With Learning Disabilities (And What To Do About It)

Liz Frank | Posted 04.27.2015 | Education
Liz Frank

I worked as a learning specialist at a day school for a decade, teaching students with learning disabilities how to successfully navigate the rigorous academic landscape. Be sure to take special note of the past tense in that sentence.

3 Easy Steps to Shift a Student From Struggle to Success

Liz Frank | Posted 04.12.2015 | Education
Liz Frank

The motivation was fear induced and devoid of a plan. I wasn't learning for the sake of learning. I was learning so my mom wouldn't yell. Not exactly fostering natural curiosity.