Archive for the 'LD Support Organizations' Category

Informative site with research on print disabilities and speech/language Founded in 1935 and located in New Haven, Connecticut since 1970, Haskins Laboratories is a private, non-profit research institute with a primary focus on speech, language and reading, and their biological basis. Support for our work comes mostly from federally funded, competitive research grants. This is [...]

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Sponsored by Smart Kids with LD, the contest is for “a notable accomplishment in any field including art, music, math, athletics or community service.”

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Photo Credit/http://www.tribuneindia.com Nice article about alternative education programming in India for students with dyslexia. It not only focuses on early identification, but can provide alternative learning options for students with dyslexia to take higher level classes with very reasonable accommodations. A student of mine, who chose to complete his schooling through the Open Basic Education [...]

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IndyCar racer Justin Wilson has been working with the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) to help raise awareness about this learning difference. Wilson, who grew up in England knows firsthand the challenges of growing up with splintered academic skills and difficulty reading and spelling. “It beats you down and knocks the confidence out of you; you [...]

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University of Michigan Dyslexia Help, which is connected to their Center for the Development of Language and Literacy.

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“Learning to teach reading, language and writing is a complex undertaking. The competence and expertise of teachers can be nourished with training that emphasizes the study of reading development, language and individual differences,” said Dr. Louisa Moats, Chair of IDA’s Standards and Practices Committee. “If teachers are better prepared, the impact of reading difficulties, including [...]

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Here’s a free booklet from the National Council on Learning Disabilities, concerning IEP basics, including: • “What is an IEP?” • “The Basics of a Standards-Based IEP” • “IEP Meeting Planner”

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I’ve been writing a speaking around the country on the connection between LD and mental health issues. With upwards of 60% of kids in treatment centers having learning disabilities, the consequences are devastating. While it’s great for kids to have positive role models and public awareness is brightened by our attention on celebrities who’ve “overcome” [...]

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DECATUR, Ga. — Sign-up for the International Dyslexia Association’s annual seminar on Technology for Adults and Older Teens with Dyslexia at the Decatur Library.

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. A Dyslexic Wonder This is about Jennifer Smith, a finalist in 2010 for an Ann and Allegra Ford Scholarship, and her story of growth and pain. Terribly and typically teased, she persevered through language training and to the growth of her self-confidence. She enters college in the fall, speaks to students about dyslexia, has [...]

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The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarships offer financial assistance to two graduating seniors with documented learning disabilities (LD) who are pursuing post-secondary education.  The Anne Ford Scholarship was first awarded in 2002; in 2009, with a generous donation from Anne’s daughter, Allegra, the award was renamed the Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship and [...]

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Ben Shifrin, Head of The Jemicy School, in Owings Mills, MD, has been inducted into the International Dyslexia Association’s Hall of Fame. Frankly, I had no idea there was such a Hall of Fame. For me, this is another chance to bring recognition to what I’ve always thought of as a great school for kids [...]

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