. A Dyslexic Wonder This is about Jennifer Smith, a finalist in 2010 for an Ann and Allegra Ford Scholarship, and her story of growth and pain. Terribly and typically teased, she persevered through language training and to the growth of her self-confidence. She enters college in the fall, speaks to students about dyslexia, has [...]
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The NYU Child Study Center announces a series of free workshops in which expert clinicians and researchers will address these and other concerns. The Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinical and Research Program’s 2012 Family Workshop Series is open to the public at no charge. Even as awareness of autism grows along with the number of cases [...]
Temple Grandin, a noted animal scientist and professor at Colorado State University, who is also one of the world’s best known people with Asperger’s Syndrome (a form of high-functioning Autism) is often fascinating to listen to. She sometimes pops out with little gems, with a completely uncomplicated turn of phrase, that can go by so [...]
From Metro.US: When it comes to dyslexia, diagnosis is never too late. Wealth and finance expert Charles Schwab didn’t quite figure out he has dyslexia until his son was a teenager. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Philip Schultz also didn’t realize he is dyslexic until well into adulthood as his son was receiving the diagnosis. Although [...]
On boingboing dot net, there’s a fascinating discussion going on about the growing number of people getting diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Â The controversy involves the questioning of whether or not this represents a true increase/explosion of ASD, or attributable to better diagnostic tools, more awareness of symptoms and better informed parents and professionals. [...]
Lianne Milton for the Bay Citizen In this article from The NY Times, evidence once again, that innovation sometimes appears only when there’s been enough failure. In this San Francisco program, kids who’ve been exceedingly truant are given great opportunity to engage in exciting real-word activities with highly motivated teachers. I’m glad for these kids, [...]
An interesting and pretty thorough article from US News and World Report, Colleges Step Up to Meet Dyslexia Challenge, which addresses a recent meeting at Stanford University, of 45 college admission deans on the different aspects of the admissions process and levels of support once in college, for students with documented learning disabilities. Interestingly, given [...]
New Link for Disability support: High Speed Disability Access Guide for various disabilities.
This article from the NYTimes.com is another slant on the recent MIT Study about the difficulty (some) people with dyslexia have when trying to distinguish tonal aspects of different voices. In the Times article, emphasis is given to relating this new study to what we already know about the phonological difficulties people with dyslexia have [...]
Well, not that there aren’t enough reasons already not to smoke and not to smoke around kids. Learning Disabilities and Second-Hand Smoke This is one of those studies that isn’t air tight but does corroborate other indicators and point towards more studies to see whether causation exists.
Why and How Asperger Syndrome Will Disappear With the American Psychiatric Association’s new Diagnostic Manual (DSM-5) due to come out sometime this year, the diagnostic term Asperger’s Syndrome will begin to disappear. In an attempt to streamline the umbrella term of Autism Spectrum Disorder, the discrete subcategory term of Asperger’s will no longer exist, except [...]
This amazing woman, Lillian Davis, has been volunteering at the International Dyslexia Association in Towson, MD, for over 20 years.