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2014-07-13 23:03:44

Emerald City School (ECS) announced it will commence operations for its first school year this September. The school is located downtown near the booming South Lake Union area, and offers individualized, evidence-based instruction for students with learning disabilities. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 ECS is being founded by Seattle businessman Ken Woolcott, who commented, “As a parent of a special needs child, I have become keenly aware of the underserved need in the Seattle...

2014-07-08 23:13:29

A new study which found visual attention deficits part of dyslexia highlights the limitations of the phonological hypothesis while supporting Dr. Harold Levinson’s cerebellar research. The latter indicates that the reading disorder in dyslexia has multiple co-determining mechanisms which respond favorably and often rapidly to cerebellar-enhancing medications and related therapies. Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 A new study just published in the journal Neurocase revealed...

2014-06-23 23:01:07

Dr. Mata Katalenas interviewed Round Rock psychologist Dr. Anna Masbad for a more in depth understanding of learning disabilities in children to offer education and hope to parents. Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 In a recent interview for WebTalk Radio, Austin pediatrician Dr. Marta Katalenas and Dr. Anna Masbad, a psychologist and Founder of Vesper’s Psychological Services, discuss the issues facing parents of children with learning disorders. Some families that are patients of Dr....

2014-05-27 23:11:04

C8 Sciences, the developers of the new and innovative ACTIVATE™ program, are now leading the battle against ADHD by measurably strengthening working memory, self-control, sustained attention, cognitive flexibility, and other executive function skills. New Haven, CT (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 C8 Sciences, pioneers and developers of neuroscience-based cognition assessment and development products that boast the potential to solve some of the most significant problems in childhood education, has...

2014-05-01 23:15:46

Because of mistaken century-old concepts and definitions of dyslexia, the distinguished authors of The Dyslexia Debate were justified in questioning rather than refuting dyslexia’s existence. Great Neck, New York (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Since dyslexia may affect over 10% of the population, it is crucial to clarify its true essence and existence while correcting misconceptions. An almost five decade-old research effort beginning in the 1960’s led Dr. Levinson to propose and prove a...

language development
2014-04-18 05:20:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Spoken language prompts children to spot objects more quickly than images, according to a new study from Indiana University. As any book lover will tell you, language is transformative. The transformative powers, however, may reach father than an emotional reaction to novels or poetry. The study, published in Developmental Science, reveals that spoken language — more so than images — taps into a child's cognitive system and...

Study Finds Less Gray Matter In Brain Not The Blame For Dyslexia
2014-01-15 07:30:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Research has found a link between reading disabilities and less gray matter in the brain for people with dyslexia. However, new evidence from Georgetown University Medical Center's Center for the Study of Learning suggests that this is a consequence of poorer reading experiences and not the root cause of the disorder. Prior to this research, scientists assumed that the difference in the amount of gray matter might, in part, explain...

2014-01-07 23:29:40

ADHD and dyslexia expert Dr. Levinson explains the risks in mistaking ADHD and dyslexia as normal variations or even gifts, as Malcolm Gladwell states in his recent book, David and Goliath. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 According to Dr. Levinson, the well-intended conviction that dyslexia and related ADHD are normal brain variations and even gifts, rather than medical disorders, is misleading and thus potentially dangerous, albeit reassuring to loving parents and other caregivers....

2013-12-17 23:27:36

Atlanta’s premier school for learning disabilities, Cumberland Academy of Georgia, prepared students for college and career by sending students to watch and learn from a Tommy Nobis employee. Cumberland students received an informative visit about becoming a productive employee. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Cumberland Academy of Georgia is a special needs school for high functioning Autism, Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD, and other learning disorders. As part of the challenging...

2013-11-06 23:29:51

If your child is clumsy, picky, oversensitive, and fidgety, he may have Sensory Processing Disorder, a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem, in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, the Westport-based not-for-profit organization, is pleased to announce a 1/2-day workshop for parents and teachers with Carol Kranowitz, the renowned expert on sensory processing disorders on Friday, November 15 at the Hyatt Regency...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.