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2011-12-16 05:46:00

MUMBAI, India, December 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Extended support to 40 schools for identifying and addressing Learning Disabilities - Inaugurated the second edition of Brain Teasers to aid learning in students with learning Disabilities TATA Interactive Systems (TIS), the pioneer and global leader in learning solutions, concluded its sixth consecutive annual TATA Interactive Learning Disability Forum (TLDF) on November 25-26,...

2011-10-17 07:10:00

DALLAS, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyager, a member of Cambium Learning Group serving at-risk and special student populations through strategic and intensive comprehensive interventions, will host a complimentary, one-hour webinar featuring education author, John Woodward, Ph.D., on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. Central Time. The webinar, For Every Student to Succeed, Something Different Has To Happen, will address how to successfully support struggling math students....

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...

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2011-08-23 14:39:50

  Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are found to be more likely to suffer writing problems such as poor spelling and grammar than their peers, a new study is suggesting, and the difference may be especially conspicuous in girls with the disorder, Reuters Health is reporting. Reading and math problems often cause concern for teachers and parents, but “written-language disorder is kind of overlooked,” said study author Dr. Slavica Katusic, from...

2011-08-18 08:00:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectrum K12 (now part of the GlobalScholar brand) and leading education organizations, including the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) and the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), today announced the results of their 2011 survey of K-12 district administrators which gauges the extent to which Response to Intervention (RTI) is being adopted and...

2011-08-15 12:04:11

For some children a health problem could be to blame for acting up in class or even a drop in grades. Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine say what might look like a behavioral issue could actually be a sign of hearing loss or even a vision problem. If a child cannot hear or see properly, they cannot pay attention in class, said Dr. James H. Bray, associate professor of family and community medicine at BCM. Not aware of problem "Children may not be cognitively mature enough to make the...