Latest learning disability Stories

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...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'