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2014-10-16 23:12:24

Billionaires start campaign to hire more people with Developmental Disabilities. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 During this month, which is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has teamed up with Best Buddies founder Anthony Shriver to kick off a new campaign that will support the hiring of those with Developmental Disabilities, including those diagnosed with Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and other special needs. Ryan Platt, Founder of A Special...

2014-10-07 12:31:01

New online OTA program enrolls first cohort this fall KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis Rehab Services and St. Catherine University (St. Paul-Minneapolis, Minn.) announced today their partnership to create the first online occupational therapy assistant program to address the rising need for professional occupational therapy assistants throughout the country. Students in the online occupational therapy assistant program face much better job prospects than...

2014-10-03 12:25:43

15 percent of children struggle with reading, writing, and spelling because they are dyslexic. Athena Academy, one of the nation's top grade schools for dyslexic children, is hosting media days on its Palo Alto campus and exclusive interviews with Head of School Carla Rayacich, a thought leader in the effective education of dyslexic children. PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Athena Academy (www.athenaacademy.org), a school for dyslexic children grades 1-8, is offering...

2014-09-22 12:28:37

EDGEWATER, Md., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Summit School's featured speaker at the Zelma Wynn Symposium will be Dr. Brian Butterworth, author and international expert on dyscalculia. The symposium will take place on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Summit's campus in Edgewater, MD. The symposium will address the neuroscience supporting dyscalculia, assessment, teacher intervention, technology enhanced learning, and parental/home support. Individuals with dyscalculia...

2014-09-22 12:28:20

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, announced today that it has been awarded a one-year contract with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) to provide administrative services in support of Georgia's public, fee-for-service, integrated behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) services system....

2014-09-17 23:01:24

NoBullying releases today a special report on children with special needs and learning disabilities and how they are bullied at school http://nobullying.com/how-parents-can-combat-bullying-children-with-special-needs/ London, UK (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 By definition, bullying can be described as the expression of aggressive behavior towards others with the intent of purposely causing them harm. The harm is doubled when it comes to bullying children with special needs. NoBullying...

Dyslexia brain scans
2014-09-17 03:00:26

Juliana Bunim, University of California - San Francisco UC San Francisco researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties before they experience reading challenges. In the United States, children usually learn to read for the first time in kindergarten and become proficient readers by third grade, according to the authors. In the study, researchers examined brain...

2014-09-14 23:02:26

United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties Joins NEW Academy Canoga Park to Kick-Off an Innovative, Inclusive Reading Experience for Students Reading Best-Selling Novel "Out of My Mind" Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2014 United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) has aligned with NEW Academy Canoga Park (NACP) to create an inclusive, true-to-life, school-wide literary experience for students reading...

2014-09-11 23:13:21

United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties Joins New Academy Canoga Park to Kick-Off an Innovative, Inclusive Reading Experience for Students Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 WHAT: United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) aligns with New Academy Canoga Park (NACP) to create an inclusive, true-to-life school-wide literary experience for students reading Susan Draper’s best-selling novel "Out of My...

2014-09-10 23:14:37

‘Wiping Out Dyslexia with Enhanced Lateralization’ explains ‘Reading from Scratch’ program PITTSFIELD, Mass. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 According to James H. Wendorf, executive director at the National Center for Learning Disabilities, as addressed in a recent letter written to the New York Times, nearly two million students in public schools struggle with reading because of dyslexia. “Wiping out Dyslexia with Enhanced Lateralization: Musings from my Forty Years of Wiping”...


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