Archive for the 'LD Support Sites' Category

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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This past summer I worked with a group of upper elementary and middle school-aged boys, all of whom have dyslexia or other related learning disabilities. I love to have small groups sometimes, rather than one on one tutorials, because the kids seem to love it. A big part what they love is the sense of [...]

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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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The deadline to apply for the 2012 Advocates in Disability Award (ADA) is approaching. The purpose of the ADA Program is to award and encourage a young individual with a disability between the ages of 14 and 26, who has dedicated himself/herself to positively affecting the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families in [...]

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Riverview School is a wonderful and unique school for children with global learning disabilities and often with a somewhat lower cognitive profile than most of the other LD schools, and so, provides an important and supportive school choice for the right student and family. Help us “spread the word”…. Information Session at Riverview April 11, [...]

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In this video interview, Philip Schultz, talk of the LD world recently, is asked five questions: 1.”You’re a Pulitzer Prize winning poet. Why did you decide to write a book on dyslexia? 2. What has the reaction to your book been like? 3. Can you talk a little about your own struggle with reading? 4. [...]

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