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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...

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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...

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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...

2008-12-08 03:55:00

MUMBAI, December 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tata Interactive Learning Disability Forum (TLDF) 2008 held in Mumbai on the 29th November and in Kolkata on the 2nd December focuses on urgent need to address Learning Disability (LD) issues. The third annual TLDF - a unique global forum on LD in India - was successfully conducted at Mumbai and Kolkata. This is the first time the event, earlier only held in Mumbai, has been extended to include the eastern metro city of Kolkata as well....

2008-10-20 15:00:25

Heeding early warning signs by taking immediate action can help minimize the negative effects of a learning disability or remove them altogether. In a class of 30 students, 4 to 5, or 15 per cent have a learning disability, according to U.S statistics, so, as a parent, if you detect something that's not right with your child, get help; immediately. "If parents think there is a problem, there probably is, and while they may not need to panic, the earlier they identify and correct the...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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