Archive for the 'LD Support Sites' Category

Dyslexic Advantage www.dyslexicadvantage.org Dyslexic Advantage is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to promote positive identity, community, and achievement focusing on dyslexic strengths.

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The Sun or The Moon? Sometimes I feel like a bit of a downer and in contrast to other popular LD-centered websites, because a fair amount of my writings, posts and presentations concerns the risks and vulnerabilities that can go along with having a learning disability or learning difference. It’s a little out of character [...]

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Sort of a timely recast of this video, given the supposed controversy of things like “science-based.” In the video, Louisa Moats describes the disconnect between science and practice. I would say that there are a few different sides to this issue. On one hand, Dr. Moats points us into a critical area. Teaching spelling to [...]

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The 33nd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity will be held on October 9-11, 2017 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort & the Modern Honolulu. The Call for Proposals is NOW OPEN, so be sure to submit your ideas early! For more information, please visit us at www.pacrim.hawaii.edu, or feel free [...]

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Dyslexia May Be Behind Directional Confusion Marson Nance’s wife doesn’t have to worry about him leaving her; she simply says his sense of direction is so bad, if he did go back to his parents on the east coast he’d probably end up in Nevada (where they live) anyway. When she tells him to turn [...]

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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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Quinn Bradlee, a fascinating young man and worthy of interest in and of himself, interviewed filmmaker and director Steven Spielberg about learning disabilities, dyslexia, teasing, and the ways to cope. Watch the video here. It turns out that Mr. Speilberg was diagnosed with his lifelong dyslexia about five years ago. In spite of being one [...]

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Last week, I spent three days in Boulder Colorado, speaking at and particpating in The Wilderness Therapy Symposium. I also spent time visiting and getting to know a few “Young Adult Transition Programs” in the greater Boulder/Denver area. Firstly, I wanted to acknowledge how grateful I am to be a part of the community of [...]

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From NCLD, a description of a 504 plan, which is the implementation of the Civil Rights Law for education. Even though this article portrays a 504 plan as one to use when your child doesn’t qualify for an IEP, I would add a twist to that. The primary difference between the IEP and a 504 [...]

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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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Will Gregory, the founder of The Mentis Foundation, earned “hazard pay” while serving in the United States armed forces in Afghanistan. As someone who knows first-hand the struggles of having dyslexia, he chose to create the foundation for students with dyslexia who are in need of financial assistance. For more information read the press release.

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This is a short intro video on the Executive Functions done by the National Center for Learning Disabilities. It’s pretty good as far is it goes and I like the low-tech use of a flip board. I’ve been coming across more evidence about the relationship between Executive Functions (EF) and Self-Regulation (SR). I wish more [...]

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