Latest learning disabilities Stories

Learning Disabilities Affect One In Ten Students
2013-04-19 05:57:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Specific learning disabilities (SLDs) such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism affect up to 10 percent of the population, and many children are affected by one of more of these disorders, researchers from University College London (UCL) and Goldsmiths, University of London claim in a new study. That translates to two to three children in every classroom, the UK researchers wrote Thursday in the journal Science. The authors said...

2013-03-01 11:57:55

Much to the chagrin of parents who think their kids should spend less time playing video games and more time studying, time spent playing action video games can actually make dyslexic children read better. In fact, 12 hours of video game play did more for reading skills than is normally achieved with a year of spontaneous reading development or demanding traditional reading treatments. The evidence, appearing in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on February 28, follows from earlier...

2013-01-05 05:04:02

Listen to Dr. McNeal´s Interview Via Blog Starting Wed. January 9, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 Have kids with ADHD? Need to form habits and routines? In an upcoming edition of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Cooper and Kirsten Milliken interview Dr. Melinda McNeal, Hey, You! creator. Hey, You! auditory programs use task delineation, mutli-sensory techniques and repetition - all within a consistent home environment - to establish success in...

2013-01-01 05:02:06

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities is pleased to announce a workshop for parents, professionals, and teachers with Andrea Greer Silvia on the Orton-Gillingham Approach to Reading, the foundation of research-based, multisensory, structured language instruction on Thursday, January 24 at the Hyatt Regency, 1800 E Putnam Ave., Old Greenwich, CT, from 9:30AM to 12:30 PM. Westport, CT (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 Do you have a child or student who struggles with learning to read, write and...

2012-12-27 05:00:40

Eagle-Hill Southport School recently hosted a presentation of the i CAN! Program to empower children with learning disabilities. Developed by Karen Ayoub of Greenwich, Connecticut, in association with Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities (SKLD), the program highlights strategies to focus children on what they can do rather than what they cannot. Westport, CT (PRWEB) December 26, 2012 The i CAN! Program was presented at Eagle Hill-Southport School on December 11, 2012, in association with...

2012-12-01 05:02:10

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities is pleased to present a free program with literacy expert Sheryl Knapp, M.Ed.,A/AOGPE on Thursday, December 6 at the Villa Maria School, Stamford, CT from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Ms. Knapp will discuss research-based reading instruction and how to get the best support for your child with reading difficulties. Westport, CT (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. is pleased to present a free program with literacy expert Sheryl...

Unique Treatment Suggested For Children's Neurological Disorder
2012-11-26 10:10:13

Indiana University An Indiana University study in the Journal of Child Neurology proposes an innovative treatment for developmental coordination disorder, a potentially debilitating neurological disorder in which the development of a child's fine or gross motor skills, or both, is impaired. DCD strikes about one in 20 children, predominantly boys, and frequently occurs alongside ADHD, autism spectrum disorders and other better known conditions. Like ADHD, DCD has broad academic, social...

2012-09-25 23:02:07

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities (SKLD) is pleased to announce that it has received a $25,000 grant from the Laurence W. Levine Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to support SKLD´s programs, including the expansion of its comprehensive website and free e-newsletter. The grant will support the continuing development of reports on current news and research, in addition to action-oriented information from experts. In addition, the grant will help enhance the practical and...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.