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Learning Disabilities

A Learning Problem Is Not an Intelligence Problem

David Flink | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
David Flink

We need to transition from placing all the weight on our kids' shoulders to the understanding that learning is transactional -- it happens between the child and the environment.

Download Information About Stress Through Poetry, Painting and Innovation?

Dorote Lucci | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dorote Lucci

"The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything." -- Bill Murray The experiment of experiencing information in a blog The process of str...

Why We Should Stop Worrying if Other People Like Our Kids

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 11.07.2014 | Parents
Lisa Abeyta

It is not our job to make our kids likable by conforming to others' expectations but to help them blossom within their own uniqueness. Think about that.

3 Things You Should Know About Learning Disabilities

Karem Ensley | Posted 10.30.2014 | Education
Karem Ensley

Many people associate learning disabilities with low intelligence, laziness, lack of success, and not being able to learn. Sadly, the people who make these associations include the very children and adults that have been diagnosed with a learning disability.

Eye-Opening Ads Show What It's Like For Kids With Learning And Attention Issues

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.31.2014 | Parents

According to the National Center For Learning Disabilities, one in five kids have learning and attention issues. These two PSAs give parents a gl...

The Importance of Meditation for Parents of Children With Special Needs or Challenges

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

On my end, I've written that my meditation practice has been my "saving grace." Okay, if I am going to be honest... it is stronger than that. It has saved my life. With my daughter, I probably would have lingered in a consistent state of depression. I've had bouts, but with my practice I could always get out of it.

Common Core Kills Curiosity

Yohuru Williams | Posted 11.30.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Acknowledging the myriad ways in which school districts can undermine curiosity and academic exploration by over-stressing test scores and technical training, one can emphasize the importance of structured explorations that can expand a child's imagination.

Meet An Inspiring Former Special Olympics Athlete From 'The Specials'

OWN | Posted 09.05.2014 | OWN

Megan, Sam, Hilly, Lucy, and Lewis are five childhood friends with intellectual disabilities who live together in Brighton, UK. The ups and downs they...

Autism Without Fear: Is Corporate Use of 'Emotional Intelligence' Grounds for Discrimination Under the ADA?

Michael John Carley | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Michael John Carley

The business world loves metrics. And in an era where data has never been more valuable, many executives believe there is a direct correlation between employee productivity and a high Emotional Intelligence score.

I'm a Scientist With Learning Disabilities and That's Okay!

Collin Diedrich | Posted 08.21.2014 | Science
Collin Diedrich

Intelligence, like pretty much everything else subjective, is on a spectrum. And just because you may be lower than average in one or every single area, doesn't have anything to do with how good you will be at your job whether that's a scientist, clinician or business woman.

Reading -- A Matter of Health

Bill Couzens | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
Bill Couzens

Reading is not only critical for getting food on the table, but also for understanding what food makes a difference in impacting health.

Working Together to Support Students With Learning Differences

Rachel Brody | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Rachel Brody

As managing director of Teach For America's Special Education and Ability Initiative, I was disappointed to see the critical work of our special educa...

Learning Differences in College: When Students Seek Help and When They Don't

Amanda Golden | Posted 06.10.2014 | College
Amanda Golden

By the time students reach college, they are familiar with the kinds of challenges that their own learning differences present for their ways of study. Rather than trying to get special assistance, many students prefer to "just deal with it" on their own.

New Survey Can Help Us Demand Change

Areva Martin | Posted 06.08.2014 | Education
Areva Martin

You, too, can use a personal situation to change an entire system.

Big Girls Don't Cry

Nikki Luongo | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Nikki Luongo

We all have that ambition to be remembered for something great, and when you're learning-disabled, it's even harder because you're constantly fighting the system to pull yourself out of this label that because your disabled you aren't able to do anything.

Time to Dethrone the Standardized Test

Kyle Redford | Posted 04.30.2014 | 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.

A Present for Colin

Nikki Luongo | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Nikki Luongo

It doesn't matter if you're the most popular kid in school or the A/V nerd, but what happens when someone who's trying desperately to make friends can't because of a disability? People don't understand what they can't see and because of it kids like a boy named Colin from Michigan suffer.

Daniel Koffler Fuses Old Practices With New Technology, and Offers 5 Key Tips for Students Struggling With Learning Disabilities

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Daniel and his team are experts in assisting students with challenges in academic learning, executive functioning, and social interaction at the secondary and postsecondary levels.

8 Tips for Parents of Children with ADHD

Christine M. Ristaino | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
Christine M. Ristaino

If your child has ADHD you might be thinking of ways to start off 2014 on the right foot. Advocating for your child this year might be all it takes to change a stressful environment into one in which you and your child both feel supported.

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...

Joy to the World

Sue Shanahan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

Some may say the heavenly visitors appeared at the exact time of TJ's passing by Divine appointment. What better way to help ease his little sisters' pain then by letting them know their brother and his friend were in heaven?

Breaking Dishes: A Lifetime With a Lesser-known Disability

Julia Musto | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Julia Musto

It's hard to show others who you truly are, and to have them see your life through your eyes. Some people won't understand, and cannot hope to. It's not like I have ADD or another well-known learning disability.

The 6-Letter Word Parents Need To Stop Using

www.upworthy.com | Posted 01.05.2014 | Parents

This poem was written for my son....

Talking it Out

Cory Zacker | Posted 12.23.2013 | Parents
Cory Zacker

Let's face it, raising children is a hard job. It's wonderful, fulfilling and life affirming, but it's also hard. For some that's a dirty little secret. For me, not so much.

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!