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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...

2012-03-02 08:00:00

Rose State College is offering a free workshop for teachers and education majors on Friday, March 9, 2012, at the Tom Steed Community Learning Center on campus in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Midwest City, OK (PRWEB) March 02, 2012 Thanks to a grant through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Rose State is offering a free workshop for teachers and education majors on Friday, March 9, at the Tom Steed Community Learning Center on campus in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Titled:...

2012-01-04 15:08:48

A team of researchers have for the first time estimated the cost and impact of disabilities on the finances of disabled people. According to data, 90% of the population with a serious disability in Spain is in a state of moderate poverty and 56% lives in a state of extreme poverty. "With a compared and contrasted methodology, our study shows how high the cost of being dependent can be and how much it can contribute to increasing poverty," explains Francisco Javier Braña...

2011-10-07 07:00:00

In her new book, research neuropsychologist Dr. Jeannine Herron offers a simple solution that may help the two-thirds of American fourth graders who cannot read proficiently. (PRWEB) October 07, 2011 Speech-to-print instruction for early reading is not a new idea in the world of teaching children. Maria Montessori was using this approach many years ago. But it took neuroscience to prove her right. Enter Jeannine Herron, Ph.D. In her new book, Making Speech Visible: How Constructing Words...

Brain Imaging Shows Dyslexia Not A Matter Of IQ
2011-09-29 05:07:23

Stanford University researchers have used an imaging technique to show that brain activation patterns in children with poor reading skills and a low IQ are similar to those in poor readers with average IQs, findings that have implications for the physiological basis of dyslexia. Some 5 to 10 percent of American children are diagnosed as dyslexic, a brain-based learning disability that impairs a person's ability to read. Schools and psychologists have historically relied upon a child's...

2011-09-22 12:00:00

The Luma Centerâ“ž¢ for Development and Learning (http://www.lumacenter.org) today announced that this fall it will begin offering Nemours BrightStart!, an innovative pre-reading program for young children who show early signs of dyslexia or may be at risk for reading challenges. Nemours BrightStart!, developed by Nemours Childrenâs Health System, is a specialized program for âœliteracy successâ in at-risk...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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