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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...

2013-04-01 12:23:04

Students in System 44® Significantly Outperform Their Peers in Control Group NEW YORK, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Breakthrough research on a blended learning program for students who struggle severely with reading is among the few to show significant effects for students with learning disabilities. The study of System 44®, a foundational reading program from Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL) that helps older struggling readers catch up to their peers, took place in Saginaw,...

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,...

2013-03-05 20:21:51

CARDIFF, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Society must be better at listening, believing and doing something when people with learning disabilities say they've been abused. That is the message to come out of a unique piece of research undertaken by adults with learning disabilities. Launched today, 6th March, by the Unit for Development in Intellectual Disabilities (UDID) at the University of Glamorgan in partnership with RCT People First and New Pathways, the...

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...

2013-01-25 12:25:32

GILBERT, Ariz., Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cenpatico announced the launch of their newly redesigned school based services website, www.cenpatico.com/schools, set to go live on January 25, 2013. "Our goal was to design a first class website that reflected our values as an organization while delivering information in an easily accessible site structured to simplify our users' experience," said Angela Perri, Cenpatico Vice President of Business Development, Marketing and...

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...

Dyslexia Roots Studied
2012-09-21 06:45:54

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Five percent. That´s the number of people who suffer from dyslexia worldwide, according to researchers at the College of Science at Northeastern University. Even with the number of people who suffer from the disorder, there still isn´t a clear reason as to what causes the disorder. With this in mind, a collaborative study was completed by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Western Galilee College, McGill...

2012-06-30 23:02:17

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities is pleased to announce it has been supported by Newman´s Own Foundation through a grant of $2,500 to assist in making the organization´s educational programs available to an expanded audience. The grant will support the development of editorial and video content, based on its educational programs, for the Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities free e-newsletter and blogs to be posted on its website. Westport, CT (PRWEB) June 30, 2012 Smart...