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2014-10-22 23:04:35

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. announces the 2015 Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award Contest, a nationwide recognition for students 19 or younger with learning disabilities (LD) or ADHD. The $1,000 award will be made to a student who demonstrates talent and determination resulting in a notable accomplishment in any field. Westport, CT (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. announces the 2015 Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award Contest, a...

2014-10-14 23:08:41

Dr. Susan B. Neuman, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, Releases Results of New Study on Digital Literacy Program Shown to Increase Early Reading Scores New York, NY (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Dr. Susan B. Neuman Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education and Professor of Early Childhood & Literacy Education at New York University announced today that in a recent randomized study, preschool-aged children increased early reading skills by 74% when using Learn with Homer, the...

2014-10-14 23:02:02

eReflect shares information about a lesser-known benefit of spelling practice: its ability to improve a person's long-term memory. New York City, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 eReflect urges everyone to give their memory a little push with a spelling practice session once in a while. Cognitive practices like spelling can help promote better long-term memory and help people become faster at recalling information in their day to day activities. eReflect is the developer of what many...

2014-10-03 23:04:59

Stroke victim Carol M. Maloney writes new book about conquering aphasia and finding strength in spite of being left speechless Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 03, 2014 Carol M. Maloney battled through unemployment, a stroke and a life-changing language disorder. In her new memoir, “Finding My Voice with Aphasia: Walking Through Aphasia,” Maloney shares her inspiring journey with the world. In 1996, Maloney suffered from unemployment, to finally return to her dream of teaching, when tragedy...

2014-10-03 12:25:43

15 percent of children struggle with reading, writing, and spelling because they are dyslexic. Athena Academy, one of the nation's top grade schools for dyslexic children, is hosting media days on its Palo Alto campus and exclusive interviews with Head of School Carla Rayacich, a thought leader in the effective education of dyslexic children. PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Athena Academy (www.athenaacademy.org), a school for dyslexic children grades 1-8, is offering...

2014-09-25 23:02:09

Content development is a painstaking task, and knowing what pitfalls to avoid and what tweaks can make any business content go viral are crucial. eReflect shares some tips that content creators can use to avoid the most common pitfalls. New York City, NY (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 eReflect, developer of spelling bee software Ultimate Spelling™, uses its latest blog post to focus on the importance of spelling skills in content creation and marketing. In a blog post titled, “What Ruins...

2014-09-22 12:28:37

EDGEWATER, Md., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Summit School's featured speaker at the Zelma Wynn Symposium will be Dr. Brian Butterworth, author and international expert on dyscalculia. The symposium will take place on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Summit's campus in Edgewater, MD. The symposium will address the neuroscience supporting dyscalculia, assessment, teacher intervention, technology enhanced learning, and parental/home support. Individuals with dyscalculia...

2014-09-17 23:01:24

NoBullying releases today a special report on children with special needs and learning disabilities and how they are bullied at school http://nobullying.com/how-parents-can-combat-bullying-children-with-special-needs/ London, UK (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 By definition, bullying can be described as the expression of aggressive behavior towards others with the intent of purposely causing them harm. The harm is doubled when it comes to bullying children with special needs. NoBullying...

Dyslexia brain scans
2014-09-17 03:00:26

Juliana Bunim, University of California - San Francisco UC San Francisco researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties before they experience reading challenges. In the United States, children usually learn to read for the first time in kindergarten and become proficient readers by third grade, according to the authors. In the study, researchers examined brain...

language and speech development
2014-09-17 04:17:09

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two separate, recently published studies are shedding new light on how humans developed the ability to produce and understand speech, and what factors contribute to the development of language during infancy. In the first study, researchers from MIT and several European universities report that the human version of a gene known as Foxp2 makes it easier to transform new experiences into routine procedures, and that engineering mice to...


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