Quantcast

Latest learning disability Stories

2009-07-28 10:25:00

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that children exposed to anesthesia during Cesarean section are not at any higher risk for learning disabilities later in life than children not delivered by C-section. These findings are reported in the current issue of the journal Anesthesiology."We found that the incidence of learning disabilities was equal between children who were delivered vaginally and those who were delivered via C-section but with general anesthesia," says Juraj Sprung, M.D., Ph.D.,...

2009-07-22 04:30:00

Help for Teachers to Make "Friends Who Care" in their Classrooms CHICAGO, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elementary school educators now have a new, free teaching tool to help their young students learn about children and adults with disabilities. Easter Seals, the country's leading non-profit provider of disability services, just launched an online version of its award-winning disability awareness curriculum, FRIENDS WHO CARE(R). "Easter Seals developed this resource for teachers...

2009-05-26 15:07:00

Palace Theatre Event Raises Almost $53,000 WESTPORT, Conn., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities' seventh annual gala benefit, held at Stamford's Palace Theatre on April 25th celebrated the message that for children with learning disabilities, the sky is indeed the limit. Following a sparkling reception featuring signature cocktails, courtesy of Bacardi, more than 200 guests attended the on-stage award ceremony hosted by John Harper, the popular radio personality...

c0b8dce59640d7309c03ec1c311003d81
2009-05-26 07:20:00

Addressing early attention problems could boost high school graduation rates As thousands of students nationwide prepare to leave high school, a UC Davis study appearing online today in the June issue of the medical journal Pediatrics shows a clear link between attention problems early in school "” as early as kindergarten "” and lower high school test scores. "In our study, a child's inability to pay attention when they start school had the strongest negative effect on how they...

2009-05-05 12:18:33

Children who have high blood pressure are more likely to have learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than children who are not hypertensive. They are also more likely to have a higher body mass index (BMI), an indicator of body fat.The University of Rochester Medical Center study, which was presented in abstract form at the Pediatric Academic Society meeting today in Baltimore, shows that children with hypertension are four times as likely to have a learning...

2009-04-19 13:17:17

A collaboration between more than 70 researchers across the globe has uncovered nine new genes on the X chromosome that, when knocked-out, lead to learning disabilities. The international team studied almost all X chromosome genes in 208 families with learning disabilities - the largest screen of this type ever reported.Remarkably, the team also found that approximately 1ð”Æ’% of X chromosome genes, when knocked-out, have no apparent effect on an individual's...

2009-04-02 10:06:00

Hundreds of Disabled to Protest Outside Authors Guild Headquarters -- April 7th NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The Reading Rights Coalition, representing millions of disabled people who cannot read print, will protest the threatened removal of the text-to-speech function from e-books for the Amazon Kindle 2 which promised for the first time easy, mainstream access to over 255,000 books....

2009-03-31 08:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthCentral (www.HealthCentral.com), the leading collection of online condition-specific consumer health and wellness experiences, today launched FriendsOfQuinn.com (www.FriendsOfQuinn.com), a social network and interactive resource for young adults with learning disabilities and their caregivers. Aligned with HealthCentral's more than 35 condition-specific sites, FriendsOfQuinn.com offers the highest quality content to an engaged...

2009-03-30 08:04:00

Informational Protest to be Held at Authors Guild Headquarters NEW YORK, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Reading Rights Coalition, which represents people who cannot read print, will protest the threatened removal of the text-to-speech function from e-books for the Amazon Kindle 2 outside the Authors Guild headquarters in New York City at 31 East 32nd Street on April 7, 2009, from noon to 2:00 p.m. The coalition includes the blind, people with dyslexia, people with learning or...

8707e97cb165d08a8b71198b83ff8e431
2008-12-22 15:45:00

Parental education is a strong predictor of socioeconomic status and children's educational environment. Nevertheless, some children continue to experience reading failure in spite of high parental education and support for learning to read. University of Colorado at Boulder psychologists Angela Friend, John C. DeFries and Richard K. Olson examined if genetic and environmental influences on reading disability, the most commonly identified learning disability, interact with level of parental...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'