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2014-03-19 23:04:45

“Literate Nation” Founder Cinthia Coletti-Haan to Speak About the Growing Importance of Teaching Literacy to Students in Minnesota and Across America Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Nationally renowned literacy advocate and founding team member of SPRINT Cinthia Coletti-Haan will be the keynote speaker at the Groves Academy Annual Scholarship Gala set for Saturday, April 12 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, located at 30 South 7th Street. The Gala is Groves Academy’s...

2014-02-18 12:31:13

National Center for Learning Disabilities Announces The State of Learning Disabilities Report (Third Edition, 2014) Examining Public Perceptions for the First Time NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) today released the third edition of its State of Learning Disabilities report. The report captures data about the 2.4 million students (5% of our nation's school-age population) whose learning disabilities (LD) have been formally...

2014-02-14 08:28:55

Interim Results Also Show Improved School Work Completion at Home and School SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Children with attention-related learning challenges can improve their academic performance and ability to complete school work at home and in school with the help of a new personalized digital learning tool, it was announced today at the Learning & The Brain conference unfolding in San Francisco where more than 1,000 educators,...

2014-01-30 23:31:33

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities publishes the story of how dyslexia helped to fuel the dreams of ex-NFL defensive tackle Jovan Haye from a troubled childhood to the highest rungs of professional sports. Westport, CT (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Among the professional athletes who have spoken publicly about their dyslexia, former NFL defensive tackle Jovan Haye stands alone in his account of how far he has come, and how candidly he has discussed his troubles and triumphs. Smart Kids with...

2014-01-16 23:28:16

Use Your Self Advocacy Skills to Help Make the Right Decision Somerset, NJ (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 As college acceptance notices begin arriving, high school seniors must decide which school they will attend. This task can be especially challenging for learning disabled students, who may need more information than others to make good decisions. We know that colleges have flexibility in determining the support services they will provide to students who have disclosed their disability. So,...

2014-01-13 23:02:34

Learning difficulties affect everyone in society regardless of rank, status or class. eReflect features a lesser-known aspect of a British royal family member, Princess Beatrice of York. New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Dyslexia and other learning difficulties affect millions of people, and they are not affected by a person’s rank or status. In fact, such learning difficulties are prevalent across all social classes. In its latest 7 Speed Reading™ blog post, eReflect...

2013-11-25 12:27:50

Ben Shifrin, Head of Jemicy School in Owings Mills, Md., is a nationally recognized expert on dyslexia and language based learning differences BALTIMORE, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is pleased to announce that Baltimore-based dyslexia expert Ben Shifrin has been named vice president of the organization's Board of Directors. Shifrin, head of Jemicy School in Owings Mills, Md., has been a member of IDA's Board of Directors since 1992 and...

2013-11-06 23:19:32

Recipients will attend International Dyslexia Association's 64th Annual Conference. New Orleans, La. (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 According to the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), dyslexia affects one in 10 individuals. With appropriate teaching methods, students with dyslexia can achieve their full academic potential. Ten passionate educators who teach dyslexic students are attending the IDA’s 64th Annual Conference in New Orleans this week as recipients of the 2013 Robert G....

2013-10-31 08:29:21

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It makes sense that children and teens undergoing pediatric cancer treatment miss some school. There are days when they don't have the energy to keep up with their homework, and days when they can't go to school at all. Sometimes they might make it to class, only to feel listless and unable to concentrate. Existing learning disabilities may not get enough attention, and extra-curricular activities might have to be sidelined. But there's a lot...

2013-10-25 23:02:37

Brain Balance Achievement Centers offer children assistance with behavioral, social and learning difficulties. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 With school back in session, Brain Balance Achievement Centers can help children combat behavioral and learning difficulties without the use of medication. Brain Balance believes that the brain can be changed – something once thought to be impossible. It recognizes that many of these disorders are caused by functional disconnection, an...