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2013-10-14 09:18:43

A simple change -- turning on captions -- can make a big difference in the classroom A simple change -- switching on captions -- can make a big difference when students watch educational videos, an SF State professor has discovered. Robert Keith Collins, an assistant professor of American Indian studies, found that students' test scores and comprehension improved dramatically when captions were used while watching videos. The tool is often utilized for students with learning...

2013-10-02 23:33:58

Learning disabled students often need accommodations to succeed academically, but they arrive at college unprepared to explain their needs to school administrators and professors. Self advocacy coaching can empower these students and help them prepare for these important discussions. Somerset, NJ (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Almost one-third of all students entering college have a learning disability like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or dyslexia. In high school, these...

2013-09-27 23:18:06

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation to host the 16th International 3S Symposium, SPD: Strategies, Science and Success in Charlotte, North Carolina. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 The 16th International 3S Symposium, SPD: Strategies, Science, and Success, hosted by the Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation in partnership with Sensory World will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 25-26, 2013. This two-day symposium will have two tracks each day, covering...

2013-08-16 23:03:06

The innovative program at Cumberland Academy of Georgia is designed to enhance academics and aid students in areas of social skills and life skills. Atlanta, Ga (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 Cumberland Academy of Georgia has announced an innovative program designed to help students prepare for life after high school and beyond. The program was designed for special needs students beginning at grade 7 and continuing to high school graduation. Each Cumberland student will take courses in...

2013-08-01 23:23:06

Educators say new Teacher Ally platform saves time and levels playing field for their students with dyslexia and visual disabilities. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Learning Ally, a nonprofit providing accessible audiobooks and educational solutions to over 7,000 schools throughout the country, as well as to thousands of students and adult learners with print disabilities like dyslexia and visual impairment, has recently developed a web-based tool for educators called Teacher...

Unraveling The Mystery Of Dyslexia Through Genetic Research
2013-06-14 05:57:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many students are not diagnosed with dyslexia and other learning disabilities until high school, making treatments less effective. A new study of the genetic origins of these conditions by the Yale School of Medicine could allow for earlier diagnoses and more successful interventions. The research team, led by Jeffrey R. Gruen, MD, professor of pediatrics, genetics and investigative medicine at Yale, analyzed data from more than...

2013-06-04 23:27:14

Cumberland Academy of Georgia, an Atlanta school for learning disabilities, announced the school´s first Valedictorian. One student was chosen from the 2013 graduating class to represent Cumberland as the first to receive the award. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Cumberland Academy of Georgia, a special needs school located in Atlanta, recently announced the first Valedictorian for the school. The graduating class of 2013 represents nine students that have graduated from the...

2013-06-02 23:04:41

Adapting technology to the user is important, according to recent studies. Noted e-learning company eReflect incorporates personalization tools into its technologies to support the learning needs and styles of a range of users in its newly-released Ultimate Spelling 2013. New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 02, 2013 School programs, such as spelling lessons, are understandably designed uniformly across the board. However, as the developers at eReflect noted in a statement today, when a...

2013-05-22 12:26:32

Comprehensive Free, Online Expert Resource About Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Created in Collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners NEW YORK, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) today announced the launch of the LD Navigator, a free comprehensive, online resource guide about learning difficulties and disabilities for pediatric healthcare professionals. As...

2013-05-14 23:01:17

This summer, Impact with Martin Sheen will bring audiences a new report showing the role teachers and therapists are playing to help children with learning disorders. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 The producers of Impact with Martin Sheen are pleased to announce a July debut for a new report into how educators, therapists, and parents can all work together to help children with learning disorders get a better chance in the classroom. Impact Martin Sheen is an independently produced...