Category Archives: Shapiro Looks at K-12 Schools

Sanford Shapiro takes a critical look at K-12 schools in the US which offer LD support programs in order to assist families in finding the right school for their child with a learning disability.

First Public School for Dyslexic Learners in NYC

With Timothy Castanza at the helm, and spearheaded by frustrated but motivated parents, NYC now has a public school geared to the needs of students with dyslexia. News article about the The Bridge School, a public charter school that will … Continue reading

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Dyslexia Pioneer David Schenck Dies

David Schenck, founder of the Schenck School, an Atlanta area school for dyslexic students, passed away last week. I’d visited this school on a tour of Georgia area schools and was impressed. The Schenck school has been a leader in … Continue reading

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A Gifted Student Learns to Thrive with Dyslexia

A Gifted Student Learns to Thrive with Dyslexia This is an piece in the Wall Street Journal that highlights a New York teenager’s school life, with its ups and downs, as a student with dyslexia. Apparently she tested in the … Continue reading

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New Listing for School Database: Aim Academy in PA

Just added to LD Resources Schools Database. This school was inspired by and received training from Sally Smith of the Lab School. AIM Academy School Name: AIM Academy Contact Info: AIM Academy 1200 River Rd Conshohocken, PA 215-483-aim1 (2461) | … Continue reading

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LD Resources LD Schools Searchable Database

The new “Schools” page on LD Resources (click on “Schools” above right)┬áresults from a collaborative vision and effort by a parent benefactor, LD Resources and me. Most school databases search primarily by geography or state. The anonymous parent contributor is … Continue reading

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Governor of CT. Malloy talks to students about Learning Disabilities

At the Windward School in White Plains, New York, Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy spoke with students about growing up with learning challenges. The Windward School is an independent school for kids with language- based learning disabilities like dyslexia. From Governor … Continue reading

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Jemicy School Director Honored by International Dyslexia Association

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 … Continue reading

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Sanford on LA Talk Radio: Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

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 … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Schools and Programs Touring

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 … Continue reading

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Choosing a Therapeutic Program for Your Child with a Learning Disability

If your child with a learning disability is spinning out of control emotionally and behaviorally and you start looking for a therapeutic school or program, how do you go about that? First, if you can, get a current psycho-educational or … Continue reading

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Learning Disabilities in a Therapeutic Wilderness Setting

I was sitting around a campfire, in the high desert country of southern Utah, miles from creature comforts, listening to a group of teenage boys telling their stories to me and another visiting educational consultant. They were introducing themselves and … Continue reading

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Camp Dunnabeck at Kildonan School

I’ve had a few kids go to this camp and they really enjoyed it. The camp has lots of activities but also has a remedial component to it as well. It’s the summer program of the

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