Author Archives: Sanford

About Sanford

Learning Disabilities specialist and Educational Consultant

“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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Dream Big

Michael Cammarata discusses ignoring negative messages of failure and instead despite his dyslexia-related school struggles, became a highly successful serial entrepreneur. Support the dreams of your child with Learning Differences My family motivated me to do things differently: they encouraged … Continue reading

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Southport School Receives Half Million Dollar Gift

Southport School “This gift will give to generations upon generations of creative, young learners and thinkers, and our community is deeply moved by the generosity of The Daniel E. Offutt III Charitable Trust”

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Diana King RIP

Diana Hanbury King in about 1972. “The time to diagnose dyslexia is before the child has a chance to fail at reading,” she said. Photo Credit: Laura Gilpin Diana King, a giant in the field of dyslexia passed away last … Continue reading

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Roses and Rocks: Debriefing Dyslexia Evaluations

For me, one of the best parts of doing an evaluation for learning and learning disabilities has been going over the results, including the test score numbers with the student and his/her family. I’ve learned how to discuss the data … Continue reading

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