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Children With Learning Disabilities

The Teacher Who Saved Me, From Erin Brockovich (VIDEO)

Posted 11.25.2013 | MarloThomas

Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich joined me on Mondays with Marlo to share some of her insight on bullying and learning disabilities. As a kid, Er...

Tama Lane, Psy.D.: 6 Ways to Help Children Navigate the Social and Emotional Effects of Learning Disorders

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Red Room

By Tama Lane, Psy.D. "Why can't my child simply do homework without arguing? He always complains and becomes stressed out. It is a constant battle...

Stunning Dollhouses Built For Children With Special Needs

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.11.2013 | Parents

These aren't your typical Barbie Dream Houses. Twenty acclaimed modern architects were enlisted by British property developer Cathedral Group to de...

People with Disabilities as Social Outcasts: Shifting the Perspective from Victim to Advocate

Helen Okobokekeimei | Posted 10.12.2013 | College
Helen Okobokekeimei

My parents could not respect and accept me because I was different. They are still in denial that I have a learning disability.

Inclusion: Is it Confusion, Intrusion... or Delusion?

Jerome Schultz | Posted 11.25.2012 | Education
Jerome Schultz

The Hybrid Teacher is guided and energized by finding out what facilitates effective learning and what gets in the way.

Consumer Group: Ban Tuna From School Lunches

Posted 09.21.2012 | Education

The Mercury Policy Project of Montpelier, Vt., is pushing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to scrap tuna from school lunch menus after a test of 59 ...

Myths Debunked: Are Medications, IQ Related To Learning Disabilities?

Posted 09.05.2012 | Education

A recent nationwide survey of nearly 2,000 Americans by the National Center for Learning Disabilities has found that many people are uncertain about t...

Working Together as a Collaborative Team

Jerome Schultz | Posted 10.16.2012 | Education
Jerome Schultz

For many students with brain-based learning disabilities, the unrelenting frustration involved in taking in, processing and producing information is a rather chronic condition.

NYC Could Be Forced To Pay Bullied Girl's Private-School Tuition

Posted 07.16.2012 | Education

A 12-year-old girl who was bullied out of her Manhattan public school could end up having her private school tuition paid for by the city of New York,...

Moving Forward

Cory Zacker | Posted 07.17.2012 | Education
Cory Zacker

Parents of kids with learning issues have a lot of questions, but this the biggest one of all: If my child is struggling now, will he always? Listening to those who have been there, done that, is like looking into a crystal ball.

The Girl Who Played With an Imaginary Rope

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 10.26.2011 | Education
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Teachers need to empower students with confidence rather than creating an environment of "learned helplessness" by placing the majority of the emphasis on "weaknesses" and "fixing problems."

HBO's Journey Into Dyslexia Is Excellent

Dan Brown | Posted 07.10.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Brown

Alan and Susan Raymond make documentaries that matter, and their latest, Journey Into Dyslexia, lives up to their reputation. It premieres on HBO2 Wed...

A Story About Learning Disabilities

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kate Fridkis

Not every eight-year-old brain is ready to absorb the information that a nationally approved 3rd grade curriculum demands it process. But when they don't learn it on time, they learn that they are "slow."

Writing hard stuff for children

Katharine Quarmby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katharine Quarmby

I'm nearly at the end of nine months hard slog on my first non-fiction book for adults, - the secret history of disability hate crime. It's not a chee...

Smart Kids Can Do Poorly in School

Jenifer Fox | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenifer Fox

Most of the labels we ascribe to children overlook what is right about children. We prefer to concentrate on labeling weaknesses.

Sally Quinn: Coming Out of the Closet with LD

Quinn Bradlee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Quinn Bradlee

Being able to "come out of the closet" is the first step. The more who do, the easier it will be for others. Nobody should be ashamed of any disability.