Archives for March, 2013

International Day at ISM; 79 nationalities represented!

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What is Dysgraphia?

  Here's a helpful article for teachers and parents from www.ldonline.org: What Is Dysgraphia? By:   National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) (2006) Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing abilities. It can manifest itself as difficulties with spelling, poor handwriting and trouble putting thoughts on paper. Because writing requires a complex set of motor and information processing skills, saying a student has dysgraphia is not Read full article »

‘Autism doesn’t hold me back. I’m moving up the career ladder’

Driven new generation of people with the condition are showing employers there is no limit to what they can do Amelia Hill The Guardian, Friday 8 March 2013 19.13 GMT Autism Doesn't Hold Me Back - Video "Disability in the workplace-We're not rainmen" Jonathan Young has big plans for his career. The business analyst at Goldman Sachs is on the autistic spectrum. But this, he Read full article »

Friends Forever: Strategies for Better Play Dates & Lasting Friendships for ADHD Children

Friends Forever: Strategies for Better Play Dates & Lasting Friendships for ADHD Children with ADHD expert Fred Frankel, Ph.D. March 11, 2013 @ 2 PM EST   Does your kid struggle to make friends? Do ADHD symptoms such as boredom, inattention, and aggression prevent your child from getting along with others during play dates? Many ADHD kids have trouble with social skills, which makes Read full article »

What is this program called LiPS?

One of the programs that we use in teaching reading and spelling is a program called LiPS.  Before you wonder what this program is teaching your child, LiPS stands for Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (LiPS®). It starts not with letters and sounds of the alphabets, but by making your child aware of mouth positions which produce sounds.  As your Read full article »

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Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!