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Learning Disabilities specialist and Educational Consultant

How Art Therapy Can Help Children With Autism Communicate Better

Guest Article by Jane Sandwood  Jane has many articles related to education and children and can be reached at janesandwood.writer@gmail.com About 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and one of the early signs observed by … Continue reading

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The Effects of Educational Wounding

The Effects of Educational Wounding Two of the most significant stressors for U.S.school-aged youth are academic struggle and failure. Pressures to achieve and succeed have become so pervasive and at the same time kids have access to fewer and fewer … Continue reading

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Dr. Helen Taussig, Pediatric Cardiology Leader, Dyslexic

“Dr. Helen Taussig was the founder of the field of pediatric cardiology. She overcame opposition to become a preeminent cardiologist and physician. Despite severe dyslexia and discrimination because of her gender, Taussig obtained her medical degree from Johns Hopkins in … Continue reading

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The “I Can’t Help You” Podcast with Danny Conroy

Thanks for a great interview Danny Conroy,  a leader in the Recovery field.   Listen to Danny Conroy interview me on subjects related to learning, learning differences and mental health. Podcast with Sanford on LD and Mental Health

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“I’ve Looked at Life from Both Sides Now” (Thanks Joni Mitchell)

Philip Schultz, a Pulitzer Prize winning poet proves that learning differently (dyslexia) can result in greatness. His writing is powerful. If you listen to his story you also hear about anger and deep shame as a result of being an … Continue reading

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On Becoming Heroic Parents and Grandparents

I’ll be presenting to professionals, parents and teens in the beautiful city of Cuenca, Ecuador Raising Resilient Kids by Becoming Your Best Selves

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Privilege is not Always Protection

Kate Middleton’s Brother James Reveals His Struggle With Depression, Dyslexia and ADD The coin is sharp and two-sided:  We know that people with learning disabilities and developmental differences can have tremendous lives, professional success, great fulfillment and joy. There is … Continue reading

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Learning Disabilities, The Gift or The Burden?

There are support groups, blogs, and  websites that  land on one side of a false choice about kids and school.  Parents and some professionals tend to land on one side or the other. Are Dyslexia and related learning differences and … Continue reading

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One Person’s Path to Literacy

  This was written by Richard Wanderman back in 2000, in which he chronicled his path from “school failure” to artist, writer and educational consultant.  Richard was the founder of this website. “I’m 48 years old, married, live in a … Continue reading

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Treat Parents to Help Childhood Anxiety

photo credit: TOMSICKOVA TATYANA / SHUTTERSTOCK Children with Learning Disabilities are at higher risk for anxiety-related struggles. It’s not surprising when you think about how the brain’s system for vigilance/hyper-arousal  is frequently activated when kids are not receiving the right kind … Continue reading

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Richard Wanderman Passes

                                  Photo Credit: Joy Brown Last week we lost a one of a kind in Richard Wanderman. Richard was the founder of this site … Continue reading

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New Dyslexia Book for Kids

In an ideal world having a learning difference shouldn’t be traumatic. It should simply result in being taught in the way that fits you. But that’s not the way it is for most. Imagine working every day at a job … Continue reading

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