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Finding Joy With the Struggle of Learning Disabilities

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 02:41:31 +0000

  I’ve been tracking and have been a part of the changing attitudes about learning disabilities. Historically there have been two major paradigms, or main description types. On the one hand there’s been an attitude over the past decade or so, that in spite of the school struggles, having a learning disability somehow meant you […]

Five Important Ways to Inspire Your Child or Teen with Dyslexia

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:28:26 +0000

  1. Be Real This is the essence of connection. Inspiring kids and helping instill confidence isn’t about only being positive or trying to be inspirational. Being real and authentic is what gets you where you want to go with your kids. In any close and effective relationship, you must be brave in this way. […]

Kids are Kids

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 23:26:45 +0000

Working with kids is about the best thing I could ever do and I’ve been lucky to do just that for my whole work life. Starting out working with kids in Australia, I began to see that children and teenagers were pretty much the same no matter where. Now that we’re living in Cuenca Ecuador […]

Dyslexia in Nigeria

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 23:03:02 +0000

Awareness of dyslexia, illiteracy and remediation continues to spread throughout the world. In this article, Nigeria: Easing Dyslexia in Children to Develop Full Potential, Director of Dyslexia Nigeria, Mrs. Adrienne Tikolo discusses illiteracy in Nigeria and efforts to train teachers. In Nigeria, most people don’t know of dyslexia. Most times when a child is struggling […]

…And a Little to the Left

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:02:08 +0000

Sir Ken Robinson has famously spoken about the terrible lack of creativity in educational and intellectual society and institutions. He jokes with some degree of black humor that watching a disco full of Ph.D’s is to watch a group of disembodied heads, lacking a sense of kinesthetic, artistic and social/emotional competencies. He castigates our educational […]

Learn What You’re Good At

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 19:33:52 +0000

I’ve been working in the field of literacy and learning differences for a long time. And over the course of these years I became so good at helping students improve their weaknesses that it took a while for me to remember that for most people, success and happiness in life comes from developing strengths. Here’s […]

Self-Compassion for LD Learners

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:29:06 +0000

Sometimes the language of self-development can admittedly feel awkward or to some, pretentious. Since the field is relatively new and language evolves, it can be a little uncomfortable to use it at first when at the family dinner table with Uncle Frank and Aunt Edith :). Nonetheless, “Self-Compassion” describes ways of thinking and behaving that […]

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.