Archive for the 'Shapiro Looks at K-12 Schools' Category

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 the field for many years. From the article and other descriptions I’ve heard of Mr. [...]

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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 superior range (in what?) as a pre-school child, but quickly fell behind in Kindergarten in [...]

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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) | Fax: 215-483-4597 www.aimpa.org State: PA

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The new “Schools” page on LD Resources (click on “Schools” above right) results 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 someone whose son went through an extensive learning disability evaluation.  While he was satisfied with [...]

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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 Malloy, “I think sometimes to share experiences and have people understand that there is light [...]

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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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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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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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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 neuropsychological evaluation. This will help measure and describe the interplay between the current behavioral distress [...]

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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 sharing the reasons why their parents sent them there. “There” was a pretty austere location [...]

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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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When I wrote “An Elephant in the LD Room” my intention was to start highlighting four main realities: 1. How hurt, shame, anger. depression and self-abuse can become a part of the lives of children and adults with learning disabilities, 2. As a result of #1, schooling to address the remediation of the learning difficulties [...]

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