Tag archives for hearing

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

  The month of May in the United States was deemed Better Hearing and Speech Month in 1927 by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) as a way to draw awareness to communication disorders and help parents/teachers/care givers know how to seek support if they suspect their child/student is having difficulties with speech, language, hearing and communicating.  These difficulties can affect Read full article »

CAPD

CAPD stands for Central Auditory Processing Disorder.  One of the best articles we have come across online is from the wonderful  ldonline.org.  See below: By: Judith W. Paton (1997) The easiest, quickest way to communicate is simply to say something and then deal with the other person's reply, right? Right, unless your listener has a CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Disorder), then your Read full article »

New Brain Findings on Dyslexic Children

By Wendy Leopold The vast majority of school-aged children can focus on the voice of a teacher amid the cacophony of the typical classroom thanks to a brain that automatically focuses on relevant, predictable and repeating auditory information, according to new research from Northwestern University. But for children with developmental dyslexia, the teacher's voice may get lost in the background noise of Read full article »

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!