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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...

2011-09-15 12:00:00

Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES) will host âœWhat Every Parent of a Child with a Disability Should Know about Bullyingâ on Monday, October 3, 2011 during National Bullying Prevention Month. Children with learning disabilities and special needs may be at increased risk of being bullied. According to LDOnLine.org, the world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD, although little research has been conducted on the relation between...

2011-08-29 13:38:08

Research from North Carolina State University shows that utilizing a freely available literacy tool results in significant advances in fundamental reading skills for elementary school students, without requiring schools to drastically overhaul existing programs. The research focused on children who were characterized as “struggling readers” at risk for a learning disability in reading. “Our goal is to put effective tools in the hands of teachers,” says Dr. John...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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