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'Independence' Is The Scariest Word: My Life With Learning Disabilities

Quinn Bradlee | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Quinn Bradlee

So many folks with learning differences are too afraid to tell their story. I'm willing to tell mine. Maybe if I open up about my problems, no matter how embarrassing they might be, other people with learning disabilities might feel free to open up about theirs.

Disability Etiquette: Think Ability, Not Disability

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Are you worried about being "politically correct" when talking to someone with a disability? Are you afraid you might inadvertently offend a disabled person? If so, you are not alone.

Ohio Teacher Pushes Bill To Bring Dyslexia Specialists Into Schools | Posted 03.17.2012 | Impact

It was the same thing year after year: A small percentage of students in Rebecca Tolson's class struggled with reading because of dyslexia. And the...

Applying To College With ADD

Posted 01.07.2012 | Home

Besides the usual stress over getting good SAT scores, writing a powerful personal statement, and making the perfect college list, having a learning d...

'Dyslexie' Font Helps Dyslexics Read

| Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living

By Jennifer Nalewicki (Click here for the original article) After years of fumbling while reading the written word, Christian Boer, a graphic desi...

Why Did 'The Fonz' Not Read A Book Until His 30s?

Posted 07.29.2013 | Books

Why did Henry Winkler, aka 'The Fonz' in the TV sitcom "Happy Days", not read a book until he was in his 30s? The answer provides an insight into how ...

In His Shoes

Patrizia Chen | Posted 12.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Patrizia Chen

Dancing can be equated to life: One has to learn to overcome difficulties, and how we go about it will naturally change from person to person. I discovered that kindness is beneficial and patience is an unsung virtue.

Dyslexia Is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

Donna Flagg | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education
Donna Flagg

My success today is directly tied to my ostensible failures of the past, not because of the scars, but because of what I had to learn in order to survive a system that did not recognize me as a legitimate member.

Ernie and Bert's Mother

Priscilla Gilman | Posted 09.30.2011 | Parents
Priscilla Gilman

So many of us have kids who seem so different from each other that we wonder: "How could these kids have come from the same parents?" But recently I discovered that there's a physiological reason for my children's differences.

Kids Are Wired Differently

John M. Eger | Posted 10.04.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

Unless we use technology to reinvent our current systems of education, we all will suffer as more people are left behind the learning curve, and behind the mainstream of world economic development.

11 Celebrities With Dyslexia Who Made It Big

The Huffington Post | Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 09.13.2011 | Healthy Living

It's possible between 15 and 20 percent of the population have symptoms of dyslexia, according to the International Dyslexia Association. These sympto...

Living With ADHD And Dyslexia: Trudie Styler Speaks Out

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 07.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

At the ninth annual Adam Jeffrey Katz Memorial Lecture at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College May 17, Trudie Styler talked to me about her experiences growing up with ADHD and dyslexia.

Should Obama Show His School Transcripts?

Bernard Starr | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
Bernard Starr

Once again Trump is demanding proof -- this time he wants to inspect Obama's school transcripts. Should we be concerned? I think not.

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...

The Digital Childhood

Len Hollie | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

Twenty three percent of children have had their pre-birth scans uploaded to the internet by their parents and seven percent of babies have had an email address created for them by their parents.

School Board Member's Victory Over Lifelong Struggle With Illiteracy

Los Angeles Times | Carla Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The metamorphosis is as quick as the turn of a page: John Zickefoose is a hyperactive goose, a laid-back bear, a monkey, a tiger. The children at th...

Who Says Our Way Is the Right Way?

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jeff Jarvis

Dyslexic and blind students understand better than the textually oriented among us how to learn through hearing. We call that a disability. I think it may soon be seen as an advantage.

George W. Bush -- and Selective Memory

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

At the heart of former President George W. Bush's jokey new memoirs is the serious matter of war -- in fact two wars, waged on two fronts. Why the pre...

Condoleezza Rice - What a Procrastinator!

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reveals in her new book, "A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me" that she has battled with p...

Number Of Books Digitized For The Disabled Will Be DOUBLED

USA Today | Stephanie Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For those who are blind, dyslexic or have diseases like multiple sclerosis and have difficulty turning book pages, reading the latest best seller just...

Internet Archive To Scan, Digitize One Million Books For Blind And Dyslexic

AP | BROOKE DONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

SAN FRANCISCO — Even as audio versions of best-sellers fill store shelves and new technology fuels the popularity of digitized books, the number...

Audio Books Find A Younger Audience, Help Kids With Dyslexia

Philadelphia Inquirer | David Patrick Stearns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The national Record-a-Thon, hosted by Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, marries a timeworn, labor-intensive practice - reading aloud for those who c...

'The Fonz' On Becoming A Bestselling Kids' Author

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Now, Henry Winkler is reinventing himself as a best-selling children's author. The 64-year-old American actor has written a set of 17 books featuring ...

Dyslexia's Special Club: Actor Orlando Bloom Speaks Out

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

What do Charles Schwab, David Boies, Tom Cruise, Nelson Rockefeller -- and it's suspected even Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison -- have in common? ...

Why I Sculpt: A Law Professor Makes Peace With Dyslexia

David Schoenbrod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Schoenbrod

If I could erase dyslexia from my life, I wouldn't. But I would erase ignorance of it. One out of five people is dyslexic and more than three-quarters of them don't know it.