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Gifted+Learning Disabled = No Desk For You, Says New Study

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Education
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

We all celebrate our 2e heroes once they accomplish something great.They all needed accommodation, though many did not receive them. We do not need our 2e children to be famous, but we do need them to get the assistance they need to do well in school, and further to bring their talents to bare.

Time to Dethrone the Standardized Test

Kyle Redford | Posted 02.28.2014 | Education
Kyle Redford

Last week a study that raises questions about the value of standardized test scores as a predictor of college success was released. My hope is that the findings will launch a long-overdue cultural conversation about the "gatekeeper" role these tests play in the college admissions process.

I Don't Agree With the Thesis in Malcolm Gladwell's Latest Book

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 04.10.2014 | Books
Morty Lefkoe

I've had read and enjoyed all of Malcolm Gladwell's books, so I was really looking forward to his newest one, David and Goliath. After reading it, ho...

The Three Keys to Survival and Entrepreneurship From Genocide Survivor and Educator Emad Rahim

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

"I got sick -- some people told my mother to bury me because I looked so pale and was extremely weak. I was crying a lot and people worried that my cries would be heard by the Khmer Rouge."

Joy Resmovits

'You Can't Get Blood From A Stone' Budget Cuts Hurt Most Vulnerable Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

For American students with disabilities, class sizes are increasing, services are waning and providers are disappearing. More than half of parents who...

9 Ways Video Games Can Actually Be Good For You

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 11.07.2013 | Technology

Your mother was wrong. Video games aren't bad for you. They're actually making your life better. Despite hand-wringing over a supposed connection b...

Dyslexia: Our Children Deserve an Honest Chance!

Merel Bakker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Merel Bakker

Reading, writing, happiness and self-confidence are all fundamental rights and skills that can be learned. We just have to understand how and make them accessible to those who need our help!

The Dangers Of Over-Celebrating Our Children

Kyle Redford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kyle Redford

Children need to slow down, struggle and problem-solve in order to learn all the elements that go into worthy efforts. They also need to appreciate where their efforts begin and end so that they can take appropriate responsibility when their efforts succeed or fail.

It's Called Dyslexia

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

A diagnosis of dyslexia is not the end of the world. In fact it can be the beginning of a beautiful journey because as you learn to deal with the obstacles, you also discover the gifts that a dyslexic brain has that open doors to an amazing future.

7 Shocking Lessons You'll Learn From Malcolm Gladwell's Newest Book

Alex Banayan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Alex Banayan

Bestselling author Malcom Gladwell's newest book, David and Goliath, takes us on a journey from the battlefield to the classroom, to shatter our perception of adversity and being the underdog.

Understanding Children's Emotions: The Importance of Pride and Shame

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

In childhood, shame leads to avoidance and withdrawal and then, in adolescence, to desperate attempts to alleviate, or get rid of, this painful state of mind. Many experiences that evoke a feeling of shame are uniquely painful, and the feeling of shame, perhaps more than any other emotion, stays with us.

Surveying the Best iPad Apps for Special Needs Students

Brad Spirrison | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

While iPads and touchscreen devices are impacting virtually every level of educational instruction, apps designed for special needs students are particularly transformative

Artist Pays Homage To Famous Dyslexics

Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts

Artist and illustrator Vince Low miraculously turns chaotic scribbles into convincing celebrity portraits. Titled "Faces," the project began as an ...

And 'She' Lived Happily Ever After: Preparing Your Daughters to Go It Alone!

Laura Wellington | Posted 09.15.2013 | Parents
Laura Wellington

With a lack of fairy godmothers in sight, we moms must do everything in our power to ensure that our daughters live the royal lives they so deserve whether or not their princes show up at all or for a lifetime.

Princess: 'Harry Potter' Helped Me Overcome Dyslexia

Posted 07.12.2013 | Books

One of the Queen's granddaughters, Princess Beatrice of York, has been using Harry Potter books to help overcome her struggles with dyslexia, accordin...

Jamie Oliver Has Never Read A Book... Until Now

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 06.26.2013 | Books

British celebrity chef and noted dyslexia-sufferer Jamie Oliver admitted last year that he'd never read a book, but it seems that's no longer true. ...

Wearing My Misspellings

Anya Kramer | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Anya Kramer

At eight I did not know the word for it like I did at eighteen but I knew the feeling: isolation. Called out, called upon, called to speak I could not. Words eluded me. Often the thought was there but I did not -- could not -- voice it.

6 Things You Should Do When You Want To Fire Your Teacher

Kyle Redford | Posted 08.05.2013 | Parents
Kyle Redford

Next time you find yourself strategizing about how to fire your child's flawed teacher, consider exploring ways to strengthen the partnership between home and school instead. Your child will be much better served.

Swimming Upstream

Leda Natkin Nelis | Posted 08.03.2013 | Parents
Leda Natkin Nelis

"Asperger's" is not a dirty word to be whispered. It is part of my son's makeup, the same as his brown hair and his hazel eyes.

Henry Winkler On His Greatest Passion And The Success Of 'Arrested Development'

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.03.2013 | Fifty

The iconic "Happy Days" star Henry Winkler has a lot on his plate these days. The actor who shot to stardom in the 1970s has won over a new generation...

The Biggest Mistake We Made After A Learning Disability Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents

In the fourth installment on our series on families whose children have mental health and learning disabilities, Vanessa, 26, and her mom, Liz, talk a...

How I Learned to Read

Jane Vandenburgh | Posted 07.15.2013 | Books
Jane Vandenburgh

Early reader? Let's just say that had the word had currency in the L.A. of the Fifties, I'd have been the girl with the big dictionary on her lap trying to find "dyslexia." Since I couldn't read it'd never have occurred to me that I'd become a writer.

The Full Impact of Impact Sourcing

Betsy Beaumon | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Betsy Beaumon

Brian knew that he was different. He loved to be read to by his parents and had a voracious curiosity, but when it came to reading a book on his own, Brian failed miserably. He couldn't read the text on the page and words got jumbled. Some teachers thought him lazy. "How could this bright boy with intense listening skills not keep up with his schoolwork? Try harder!" they said. Reading was more like an elusive puzzle than a way to absorb information. Years went by and his grades fell, and his parents weren't getting help through his school. After searching for more answers to their son's reading difficulties, Brian was diagnosed with dyslexia -- the inability to decode printed words.

Poisoning the Treaty for the Blind

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Jim Fruchterman

In the MPAA's "balanced" world, a system that works well in the United States -- and helps hundreds of thousands of people -- should be advocated against by our trade delegation? Huh?

Christiana Lewis and the Power of Healing Through Art

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 06.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Robert David Jaffee

At a time when so many members of the public incorrectly assume that the mentally ill are dangerous, I wish that more people would get out into the community and learn about the beauty of a person like Christiana.