Category Archives: LD Support Sites

Web sites supporting the LD community.

Are Children and Teens with Learning Disabilities Potential Geniuses, or Victims of Educational, Malignant Neglect?

Senators, Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize Winners have all been people with Dyslexia.  So are kids with Learning Differences budding geniuses and leaders, or  are they victims of metastasized educational neglect? Both are true. Carol Mosely Brown, African American … Continue reading

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New Brain Imaging Research Debunks a Controversial Theory

In a new study from Georgetown University: Finding upends theory about the cerebellum’s role in reading and dyslexia Science of Reading and Dyslexia Moves Forward New brain imaging research debunks a controversial theory about dyslexia that can impact how it … Continue reading

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Universal Design Approach to Therapy

In treating teenagers and young adults with depression, anxiety, and addictions, knowing the intricacies of their Learning Profile is powerful. What are the easiest neurological pathways to accessing feelings and ruminative thoughts?  I’m privileged to be leading and partnering with … Continue reading

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Questions to Ask Wilderness Treatment Programs

Many struggling teens and young adults in Outdoor Behavioral Programs (Wilderness Treatment) have LD (Learning Disabilities) profiles. What do parents need to know?  Important Questions to Ask, from All Kinds of Therapy.Com

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One Person’s Path to Literacy

  This was written by Richard Wanderman back in 2000, in which he chronicled his path from “school failure” to artist, writer and educational consultant.  Richard was the founder of this website. “I’m 48 years old, married, live in a … Continue reading

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New Dyslexia Book for Kids

In an ideal world having a learning difference shouldn’t be traumatic. It should simply result in being taught in the way that fits you. But that’s not the way it is for most. Imagine working every day at a job … Continue reading

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Dyslexic Advantage

Dyslexic Advantage Dyslexia | Dyslexic Advantage 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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Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia? What’s your Preference, Pain or Pleasure?

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 … Continue reading

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Bad Ideas Stay With Us

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 … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim Conference on Disability and Diversity

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 … Continue reading

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Confusion about Confusion: Do Dyslexics Really Not Know their Left from Right?

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 … Continue reading

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LD Resources LD Schools Searchable Database

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 … Continue reading

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