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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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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Visual Spatial Learners and Creativity

This is an interesting article at Psych Central dot com about connections between Visual-Spatial learners and creativity and learning differences, including dyslexia. I don’t think one size fits all in regards to dyslexia. Not all people with dyslexia are going … Continue reading

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Embracing Dyslexia

Luis Macias is the father of Alejandro. Alejandro, now nine years old, struggled in school due to his undiagnosed dyslexia. After finally getting the correct diagnosis of dyslexia, Alejandro and his family are changed for the better. Luis is producing … Continue reading

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Literate Nation Movie

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnbzVYFvNZY&feature=youtu.be Interesting collection of “facts.” Especially interesting the last third as it gets into specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia. Are we failing our kids and country? [via Carolyn D. Cowen]

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