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Learning Disability

5 Ways To Respond To Your Child's Dyslexia Diagnosis

Zanthe Taylor | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Zanthe Taylor

By helping your child stay on task, do regular reading practice, and power through even the roughest evenings of work, you are being his best ally.

Why I'm Proud of My Son's Low GPA

Sandy Abrams | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Sandy Abrams

Success to us meant that he would be a good person living a meaningful life, earning a living following his passion.

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

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | 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.

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.

Receiving Testing Accommodations for Learning Disabilities

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Education
Joie Jager-Hyman

If you have a learning disability, and you believe that receiving accommodations will help you to achieve a higher score, proactivity is key.

Why Education Needs More Radioactive Spiders

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 11.22.2013 | Impact
Scott Barry Kaufman

I wonder how many children we write off as "slow" when all it would take is a figurative radioactive spider bite to show what they are really capable of. I also wonder how many high-ability children fall between the cracks because of messages they receive from teachers that indicate that high ability is all they need.

Why More Parents Should Consider A Mindfulness Practice

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 08.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

When my daughter is having a frustrated moment, it allows me the bandwidth to step out of my own frustration, to calm it, and to be with her in a connected, balanced way. Basically, it helps me to not get caught up in the drama and to focus on that strong part within myself.

Discovering the Gift of a Learning Disability

Gary Karton | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Gary Karton

When I had kids, I promised myself that I would do everything in my power to encourage them to love reading. I knew firsthand that lectures wouldn't work. They didn't work on me. Instead, for the first time in my life, I embraced reading.

How A Parents' Group Is Raising Awareness About Dyslexia

Kyle Redford | Posted 04.24.2013 | Parents
Kyle Redford

Parenting a school-aged child with dyslexia requires strategy, savvy and time. Frankly, not all of us possess these attributes in equal measure and the job often seems beyond our means and abilities. One group of parents in New Jersey decided to do something to address these issues.

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...

My Story: Life With Dyslexia

Connor Hasson | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Connor Hasson

My dyslexia still comes into play on a daily basis, but I've learned so many ways to compensate that it usually doesn't present a huge problem. I've come a long way from the 11-year-old boy trying to hide my disability.

How Facing Challenges Helped Me Build My Business

Cory Zacker | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education
Cory Zacker

When I meet a prospective tutor for the first time, I always ask myself, Would I want this person working with my son? If the answer is no, then he or she is not added to our roster. Trusting my mom gut is one of my greatest tools as a business owner.

'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.

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...

Does 'Normal' Really Exist?

Donna Flagg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Flagg

Maybe, at the end of the day, there is something not so "normal" in thinking that everyone, in the whole wide world, should be the same.

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? ...