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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...

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...

2013-03-22 23:00:45

The recent creation of a new "bottom heavy" font by Alberto Gonzalez and Dr. Harold Levinson's prior use of enlarged, dark, thick, colored and glare-free typeset have made it easier for dyslexics to process letter and word signals. Great Neck, New York (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 The recent creation of a new "bottom heavy" font by Alberto Gonzalez and Dr. Harold Levinson's prior use of enlarged, dark, thick, colored and glare-free typeset have made it easier for dyslexics to process letter and...

2013-03-06 10:34:29

Employees with disabilities are twice as likely to be attacked at work and they experience higher rates of insults, ridicule and intimidation, a new UK study has found. Researchers from Cardiff and Plymouth universities found that people with physical or psychological disabilities or long-term illness reported higher rates of 21 types of ill-treatment than other workers did, often from their managers and colleagues. These included being given impossible deadlines and being ignored,...

2013-02-06 23:02:46

AblePlay recognizes The ifocus System as an Educational Tool for Children With and Without Disabilities Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 AblePlay awards The ifocus System with the AblePlay GreatFinds Seal for its sensory, communicative and cognitive growth capabilities. The ifocus System by Focus Education received high scores in all three judging categories: Sensory, Communicative and Cognitive. As a recipient of the AblePlay GreatFinds Seal, The ifocus System is rated as a great...

2012-09-29 23:02:59

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities (SKLD) is pleased to announce a workshop with Dr. Peg Dawson, the renowned expert on ADHD and executive function disorders on October 22 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Stamford Marriott Hotel in Stamford, CT. The ticket price of $75 includes breakfast and complimentary parking. Westport, CT (PRWEB) September 28, 2012 Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. (SKLD) is pleased to announce its presentation of a workshop with Dr. Peg Dawson, the...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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