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Forman School, CT.

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:43:05 +0000

For those interested in the Forman School in CT, here is a letter with introductions to their new admission’s director.  

Addiction and Learning Disabilities

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 19:05:10 +0000

In my opinion, coming to grips with the number of teenagers with addictions who also have learning disabilities (estimates towards 60%), requires understanding how isolating it can be. School stress is often the number one stress teenagers face, and when you’re struggling extra hard in the core competencies of academic success, it’s not hard to [...]

Love, Intimate Relationships and Autism

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 13:22:58 +0000

This is a post from a few year back that remains highly relevant, so I thought I’d repost: Teenagers and young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome or with High Functioning Autism need some targeted and extra help understanding and negotiating romantic and sexual relationships. Moving from Social Skills or Social Thinking/Cognition curriculums to dating, sex, love, [...]

Book for Children with Anxiety, Worries

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 13:26:37 +0000

Book for Anxious or Worried Children by Sanford Shapiro “Sanford Shapiro has written a sweet and insightful coming of age children’s tale, beautifully illustrated, chronicling the parallel journeys and triumphs of courage and connection over fear, undertaken by an unlikely but lovable adventurous pair – an endear- ing youthful turtle and an inquisitive young cub [...]

Dyslexic Advantage

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:20:02 +0000

Dyslexic Advantage Dyslexic Advantage is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to promote positive identity, community, and achievement focusing on dyslexic strengths.

Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia? What’s your Preference, Pain or Pleasure?

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:01:08 +0000

The Sun or The Moon? Sometimes I feel like a bit of a downer and in contrast to other popular LD-centered websites, because a fair amount of my writings, posts and presentations concerns the risks and vulnerabilities that can go along with having a learning disability or learning difference. It’s a little out of character [...]

Bad Ideas Stay With Us

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 21:07:37 +0000

Sort of a timely recast of this video, given the supposed controversy of things like “science-based.” In the video, Louisa Moats describes the disconnect between science and practice. I would say that there are a few different sides to this issue. On one hand, Dr. Moats points us into a critical area. Teaching spelling to [...]

Libraries On Wheels Are Rolling Into Combat Zones

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:54:15 +0000

A child-friendly space in Mosul, Iraq. Photo: Arete/War Child UK. A group called War Child based in the UK, dedicates itself to helping children and families in war-torn areas all over the world. In In this article we see one of its projects, bringing mobile learning and libraries to children in desperate need. So [...]

Is Special Education Labeling Helpful or Prejudicial and Damaging?

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:30:52 +0000

One of the more controversial education conversations I hear and have been a part of concerns labeling kids. Over the years I’ve met lots of parents and teachers who argue that labeling is a negative thing. I’ve been to lots of dinner parties where, as soon as someone discovers my profession, the subject comes up, [...]

“You’re Never Too Old to Have a Happy Childhood”

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:43:06 +0000

                      Sitting at a desk alongside two of his grandchildren, Kimani Maruge first attended school in 2004 at the age of 84.   Great examples of older people living joyfully and with purpose. In this article from Positive.News featuring ballet dancing, athletics, art, and going to [...]

Lost in My Mind, A Stanley Cup Winner’s Struggle with Dyslexia

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:45:11 +0000

Lost in My Mind This article (link above) hit home, and is one of the best and most honest accounts of the reality that many kids, teens, and adults with dyslexia face. Even a successful athlete, reaching the pinnacle of his sport (a Stanley Cup winner) Brent Sobel wasn’t immune from feeling “not good enough” [...]

Dyslexia: When Learning to Read in your Native Language is a little like Learning A Second Language

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 13:47:08 +0000

            Feeling and Knowing something is different than hearing about it and just getting it intellectually. You could be super bright and intelligent, but when your reading is marked by slow and inefficient decoding of single words, its hard to comprehend what you’re reading. Makes sense, right? It’s the most [...]