Submitted by Dr. Mary Ann Mu... on Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:47am
Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia can appear as a challenge in decoding unfamiliar words, spelling, a slow reading pace, using correct grammar, a slow writing pace, understanding and using language to express oneself verbally or in writing (Visit the International Dyslexia Association for more information).
Submitted by Dr. Mary Ann Mu... on Tue, 11/05/2019 - 8:35am
About 80 percent of students on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) under the category of Specific Learning Disability have a reading disability. The International Dyslexia Association defines dyslexia as “a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin.
Submitted by Barbara Hunter on Tue, 10/29/2019 - 10:14am
Throughout the month of October, learning disabilities and ADHD were center stage as social media, news, podcasts, journals, blogs, and articles further highlighted the AWARENESS of these conditions that touch 1 in 5 individuals.
Submitted by Barbara Hunter on Tue, 10/22/2019 - 11:37am
Have you ever had a lingering negative thought run through your mind? Something you just can’t shake. Perhaps triggered by an event, harsh words, or a decision made in haste? Have you ever had that thought linger to the point it disrupted your ability to focus on a job, school, project, or relationship?
Submitted by Carmen Mendoza on Tue, 10/15/2019 - 9:55am
Math may not be marvelous for you or your child, but research indicates that your attitude toward math is really important. A Stanford study’s lead author and postdoctoral scholar said, ‘Based on our data, the unique contributions of positive attitude to math achievement is as large as the contribution from IQ’ (Chen, PhD).
Submitted by Barbara Hunter on Tue, 10/08/2019 - 9:33am
My daughter and son-in-law were over for dinner the other night when out of nowhere she grabbed her phone, apologized for the breach in the “no phones at the table” rule and started typing furiously. After a deep breath and a fling of the phone back on the counter, she resumed eating. “What was that?” I asked, curious but not surprised at the random shift in activity.
Submitted by Dr. Mary Ann Mu... on Tue, 10/01/2019 - 10:08am
The term dyscalculia, pronounced dis-kal-kyoo-lee-uh, refers to a Specific Learning Disability in the area of Math. It is relatively rare for a student to qualify for an Individualized Education Program (IEP) under Specific Learning Disability only in the area of math. When a child has difficulty with reading, there will usually be spillover into math. But many students who do not qualify as a having a Learning Disability still struggle in Math.
Submitted by Dr. Mary Ann Mu... on Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:00am
Young adults with learning disabilities (LD) or ADHD who thrive are those who described themselves as being comfortable in taking the “first step” to reach out to peers and adults (Voices of Young Adults with Learning and Attention Issues). The young adults felt comfortable approaching teachers, co-workers, supervisors and peers to initiate
Submitted by Dr. Mary Ann Mu... on Tue, 09/10/2019 - 9:24am
In a study of successful young adults with ADHD/LD, a supportive home life was identified as critical to their success. Did that mean there were two parents at home or that adults never had conflict with the student? No. Somehow adults communicated optimism that the student would be successful.
"We had been contributing to a college fund for Avi, but by the end of fourth grade we realized that if something didn’t change, we would never need that money. We had a complete educational assessment done, and when Avi heard the diagnoses of dyslexia, dyscalculia and ADHD, she cried tears of relief. Now we had something we could work with!” - Tiphanie, parent of 2016 Springer graduate