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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...

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2011-07-18 10:10:00

Information Provided through National Children's Vision & Learning Month Campaign Can Help AURORA, Ohio, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of August being National Children's Vision & Learning Month, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development takes a moment to focus on vision, learning, and dyslexia. It can be heartbreaking to see an otherwise bright child start believing he is stupid. What should a parent think when an otherwise happy and confident child...

2011-06-28 11:38:00

NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Urbane Academics places emphasis on the care and instructional needs of students with learning disabilities. Urbane Academics was designed to benefit children with all types of learning disabilities including Autism and ADHD. Founded in 2005 by Nzingha West, Urbane Academics provides parents the learning tools they need to help their children succeed academically, despite their learning disabilities. As a solo practitioner, Ms. West has the ability...

2011-06-17 23:55:11

Study reveals math learning disabilities are caused by multiple factors, including poor intuition in gauging numerical quantities A new study published today in the journal Child Development (e-publication ahead of print) finds that having a poor "gut sense" of numbers can lead to a mathematical learning disability and difficulty in achieving basic math proficiency. This inaccurate number sense is just one cause of math learning disabilities, according to the research led by Dr. Michele...

2011-05-26 00:00:27

HOCUS FOCUS is a new, cutting-edge approach to instruction that helps to build confidence, self-esteem, and academic skills in children with varying degrees of learning challenges and abilities, including those with Autism and ADHD. A new government report states that children with developmental disabilities has been climbing over the past decade reaching nearly 1 in 6. Parents and educators need to find news ways to engage these children in the learning process if they are going to live...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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