Archive for the 'LD Support Professionals' Category

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 [...]

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Today I was part of the beautiful impact a diagnosis of dyslexia can have for a young teenage girl. For her, the information was freeing because it gave her context. It doesn’t always work out this well. But today it did. This girl’s parents sought my help in pouring through a big pile of school [...]

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The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) will be holding its national conference in Orlando, Florida next week, February 9th-11th at the World Swan and Dolphin Conference Center. Sanford Shapiro (me) will be presenting next Saturday on the impact of Learning Disabilities on Therapeutic Concerns. The focus of the presentation is to help [...]

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I’ve recently begun working with a 10 year old boy who has dyslexia. That’s not unusual for me. It’s an important part of what I do in my educational consulting practice, and I’ve been doing it for years. What’s new is that the young boy and his family live about four and a half hours [...]

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Yesterday I spoke with LA Talk Radio host Lon Woodbury on his show, “Parent Choices For Struggling Teens.” The show was called “Learning Disabilities or Therapy: You Shouldn’t Have to Choose”. Speaking to the integration of best practices between Learning Disabilities and Therapeutic Intervention, I’m advocating for all the kids in treatment centers, therapeutic boarding [...]

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This coming Monday, August 29th, at 12 noon Pacific Time, I’ll be on the internet radio show, “Parent Choices for Struggling Teens,” on L.A. Talk Radio. This interview show, hosted by Lon Woodbury, is on the subject of Learning Disabilities and Mental Health. Tune in this Monday at 12 noon PST to “Learning Disabilities or [...]

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I’ve been on the road a lot the past several months visiting all sorts and sizes of therapeutic boarding schools, residential treatment centers and therapeutic wilderness programs. Primarily, I’ve focused on ones that (by reputation) have some informed sensitivity to the impact of learning disabilities and developmental differences on therapeutic effectiveness issues. Concurrent to my [...]

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I know Maryann Wolf is a top scientific researcher and writer about dyslexia. I never realized her own son is dyslexic. In this article, she writes a letter to parents explaining the differences in brain organization.

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Dale Brown, a well-known speaker and writer on learning disabilities will be speaking on Rockland Internet radio, Tuesday April 26 at 6:25PM EST. Dale Brown speaks on Dan Windheim’s internet radio show about LD, ADA assistance and more. Dale’s been an important contributor on LD Resources. Her bio’s worth reading, as are her articles. Hope [...]

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