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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...

2012-05-31 13:09:13

NIH study shows increased survival from treatment for oxygen deficiency at birth A treatment to reduce the body temperatures of infants who experience oxygen deficiency at birth has benefits into early childhood, according to a follow-up study by a National Institutes of Health research network. Children who received the hypothermia treatment as infants were more likely to have survived to ages 6 and 7, when they were evaluated again, than were children who received routine care, the...

2012-05-21 23:02:49

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. announces its 12th anniversary benefit on the evening of June 8th at the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, CT. “The Sky´s The Limit” benefit will celebrate the limitless potential of children with learning disabilities and ADHD, as David Neeleman of New Canaan, CT presents the organization´s ninth annual Youth Achievement Awards. Westport, CT (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc....

2012-05-08 10:44:03

Among the 14 individuals recognized are six innovators supported by the National Science Foundation Today at 1:30 p.m.(ET)  the White House will honor 14 individuals as Champions of Change for leading the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for people with disabilities in education and employment. Of the 14, six of these leaders have received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The nature of their work ranges from making science museum...

2012-05-07 19:56:42

Overcoming a learning disability to become a physician will actually help in being compassionate toward patients, writes a medical student of his struggle with a severe reading disability in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Daniel Heffner, a medical student at the University of British Columbia who will graduate in 2013, has struggled with a severe reading disability that caused laborious reading and poor marks in school until he was diagnosed at age 12. His diagnosis allowed...

2012-03-30 23:03:43

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities will celebrate its 12th anniversary at its annual benefit event, The Sky´s The Limit, on the evening of June 8th at the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, CT. David Neeleman, CEO of Azul Brazilian Airlines, will host the presentation of the nonprofit organization´s 2012 Youth Achievement Awards, celebrating the talents and achievements of young people with learning disabilities and ADHD. Westport, CT (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 Smart...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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