Category Archives: Books and Videos

This is a growing collection of books and videos that are useful to professionals in the LD community as well as children and adults with learning disabilities.

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Explaining Learning Disabilities to Children

I’m often asked how to talk to children about their learning profile. When kids get diagnosed with a learning disability as a result of a good evaluation, parents often struggle with what to say. In my latest children’s book, “A … Continue reading

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It’s Just a Kid’s Story, Right?

In fables, myth and adventure lies the power to evoke resilience in our children and our selves. Because…we’re… never…too…old…. Fables, myths, and tales of adventure have held a power to remind us of the human condition. For more than a … Continue reading

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Working Together + Personal Grit= Success for Children and Struggling Teens

In this excerpt from my new book ‘A Light Within My Dyslexia’ Bear and Turtle counsel a distraught Beaver about individual “Core Gifts,” following one’s dreams, and the power of collaboration and connection. -As Beaver’s tears began to fall, Fred … Continue reading

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Autism and Trauma Meet Comedy

We understand perhaps now more than ever, that humans are wired for connection. Whether we identify as introverted or extraverted we need each other. Feeling the protection of others, our family, our tribe, and our community holds important survival benefits. … Continue reading

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Helping Children Cope With Stresses and Worries

Mostly what children need to start working through difficulties is to have a parent or a trusted someone really listen. Even when a child works with a clinically sophisticated therapist, no matter what technique or approach is used, the most … Continue reading

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“Nature, meet Nurture.” Attachment and Autism

In general, infants with autism spectrum have eye gazes that focus more on objects than faces. And that impacts the mechanisms of attunement between mother/father/ and child.  Less oxytocin, the “love chemical,” and less “feel-goods.”   Unfortunately this dynamic can … Continue reading

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Self-Compassion for LD Learners

Sometimes the language of self-development can admittedly feel awkward or to some, pretentious. Since the field is relatively new and language evolves, it can be a little uncomfortable to use it at first when at the family dinner table with … Continue reading

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Book for Children with Anxiety, Worries

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 … Continue reading

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The Art of Timelapse

vimeo.com/81620083 This is a great short video, sent to me by my friend Richard Wanderman, about a photographer/videographer named Michael Shainblum and his time-lapse work. Beautiful images. I loved listening to his explanation of how he produces his work. It’s … Continue reading

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Dislecksia, the Movie

Looking forward to seeing this documentary film, “Dislecksia”, by Harvey Hubbell.

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Rethinking Dyslexia: A Documentary by James Redford

James Redford, son of the iconic American actor, Robert Redford, has made a documentary about having dyslexia, titled Rethinking Dyslexia. The film will be shown Monday, October 29th on HBO. One might say there is a risk in always portraying … Continue reading

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A Tale of Mental Illness

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