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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...

2011-05-18 00:06:47

Advancements over the last 10 years in understanding intellectual disability (ID, formerly mental retardation), have led to the once-unimaginable possibility that ID may be treatable, a review of more than 100 studies on the topic has concluded. It appears in ACS Chemical Neuroscience. Aileen Healy and colleagues explain that people long have viewed intellectual disability as permanent and untreatable, with medical care focusing on relieving some of the symptoms rather than correcting the...

2011-05-09 04:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Selection as a School of Excellence by The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) is one of the highest honors a private special education school can achieve through any professional association. The recognition is bestowed on private special education schools which meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education....

2011-04-16 00:00:27

The overrepresentation of English learners in special education programs is a concern for educators nationwide. Imagine Learning is hosting a new webinar in the Ahead of the Class series designed to help educators address this important issue. The presentation will provide strategies for distinguishing between learning disabilities and language diversities in English learners. Provo, UT (Vocus/PRWEB) April 15, 2011 Educational software company Imagine Learning is sponsoring a free webinar...

2011-04-13 06:50:00

SAN ANTONIO, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PCI Education, the number-one provider of resources for students with special needs, announces the launch of Momentum Math® Grade Level Editions, a flexible and targeted mathematics intervention solution for students in grades 6-8. The program is designed to engage all learners, including students with special needs and English language learners, who have given up on math because they have fallen behind. Through a series of...

2011-04-07 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexercise, a company that provides professionally-managed, online dyslexia treatment, today introduced a free online test, The Lexercise Screener, that allows parents or clinicians to screen children ages six and up for dyslexia, no matter where they live. The Screener takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete and uses common words and nonsense syllables to identify children who are at risk for dyslexia (www.lexercise.com/screener). (Photo:...

2011-03-16 00:00:31

Sunset Bay Academy Informs on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also known as Attention Deficit Disorder, and how this problem may cause teenagers to have difficulties in their social relationships and school performance. San Diego, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 15, 2011 As parents of a troubled teen we must take into consideration that nowadays one of the most significant teen problems is Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also known as Attention Deficit Disorder...

2011-01-25 00:02:24

Don Johnston will share his African schools mission trip and deliver a message of hope to 150 educators who teach children with disabilities at the 2011 Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference in Orlando, FL Volo, IL (Vocus/PRWEB) January 24, 2011 Don Johnston, developer of assistive technology accommodations that support children with special needs, will share a message of hope with 150 educators at an invitation-only event during the 2011 Assistive Technology Industry...

2010-12-08 21:27:43

A new twin-study has found that their co-occurrence may be linked to slow processing speed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and developmental reading disability (RD) are complex childhood disorders that frequently occur together; if a child is experiencing trouble with reading, symptoms of ADHD are often also present. However, the reason for this correlation remains unknown. A new study reported in the latest special issue of Cortex...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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