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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...

2010-12-08 17:08:00

GLADWYNE, Pa., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- VTA announces the release of the latest version of VERA3(TM) (Visual Efficiency RAting) school vision screening software as well as a free program download, which can make the purchase of other vision screening equipment and supplies unnecessary. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101208/PH14488 ) Developed by eye doctors, educators and school nurses, VERA3 offers a model of a much-needed national standard for school vision...

2010-11-30 11:30:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Students with disabilities are attending college in greater numbers and are more engaged in their communities, according to a new SRI International study that focused on outcomes for students in 1990 and 2005. The study findings were released by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Special Education Research in a new report, Comparisons Across Time of the Outcomes of Youth With Disabilities up to 4 Years After High School....

2010-11-15 23:49:00

MUMBAI, India, November 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tata Interactive Systems is hosting its 5th workshop to further the cause of building awareness of Learning Disabilities and the knowledge of Diagnostic and Remedial Approaches. In its fifth year, the Tata Interactive Learning Disability Forum (TLDF) will be hosted as a three-day workshop to promote an in-depth understanding of Specific Learning Disabilities (SpLD) and enable districts across the state of Maharashtra, India,...

2010-11-12 10:00:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The results of a new study being released this week at the Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) conference in Atlanta demonstrate the effectiveness of a new model of coaching, developed exclusively for and used by the Edge Foundation, to help college students with ADHD improve executive functioning, which is their ability to organize, set and achieve goals, and self regulate -- all critical for a...

2010-11-09 07:10:00

Program Identifies, Treats Young Children at Risk for Reading Failure JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One in five children has a learning disability such as dyslexia or other risk factors that place them significantly behind their peers in literacy skills. Too often, these challenges aren't identified until third grade or later and, by that time, a child with reading problems may never catch up to grade level in reading. The Nemours BrightStart! initiative...

2010-09-14 07:10:00

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PCI Education, the number one provider of resources for students with special needs, announces the expansion of its reading and math intervention offerings through the acquisition of five products from Kaplan K12 Learning Services, a division of Kaplan, Inc. Each product represents a complete curriculum for intensive intervention and remediation for middle and high school students in reading and math. "To make progress in reading and math, struggling...

2010-08-04 15:09:00

AURORA, Ohio, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of children are heading back to their classrooms without the visual skills required to succeed in school. One of the reasons for this is that most people assume if you can see the letters on the eye chart your vision is fine, yet being able to see the letters on the eye chart is just one of 17 visual skills necessary for academic success. "The myth that '20/20' means you have perfect vision started in the 1800's when the eye chart...

2010-07-26 11:49:00

AURORA, Ohio, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As school starts across the United States, the pressure is back on teachers, parents and students to meet or surpass the requirements set forth by the No Child Left Behind act. However, most parents and teachers are unwittingly being tackled by leaving their students' vision behind. "In football you know when you are being tackled, but unfortunately it is more subtle for parents and educators," Larry Fitzgerald states. "When a student...