Tag archives for Learning Disabilities

The Unappreciated Benefits of Dyslexia

The VERY interesting below discusses a book which challenges the conception that dyslexia is disabling and the belief that the dyslexic brain is trying to do the same as a typical brain but just doing it very badly. PS - The comments at the end are worth reading! http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/09/dyslexic-advantage/   Read full article »

Child Diet and Learning Disabilities

It's becoming impossible to deny that our behavior and well being is affected by what we eat. Below is the beginning of  an excellent article from Natural Vitality Kids:  Better Health for our Children. Learning disabilities are a common problem today and seem to be on the rise. A new article in the October 2009 issue of Behavioral and Brain Functions Read full article »

Life Success For Students With Learning Disabilities: A Parent’s Guide

Don't ever give up!  There's light at the end of the tunnel.    "LD OnLine is proud to present a guide to parents on how to help their children succeed titled Life Success for Students with Learning Disabilities: A Parent's Guide. It was developed by the Frostig Center and based on more than twenty years of ground-breaking research on the lives of Read full article »

What’s ‘Normal,’ What’s Not: Acquiring English as a Second Language

http://www.ldonline.org/article/What%27s_%27Normal%2C%27_What%27s_Not%3A_Acquiring_English_as_a_Second_Language/5126 By: Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin and Alejandro Brice (2005) By the 2030s, say demographers, English language learners (ELLs) will account for approximately 40 percent of the entire school-aged population in the United States. In some areas, that projection is already exceeded – in California, for instance, 60-70 percent of schoolchildren speak a language other than English as their primary language. For the period 1995-2005, Read full article »

Communication Strategies for All Classrooms: Focusing on English Language Learners and Students with Learning Disabilities

http://www.ldonline.org/article/Communication_Strategies_for_All_Classrooms%3A_Focusing_on_English_Language_Learners_and_Students_with_Learning_Disabilities By: Dale S. Brown and Karen Ford (2007) Students with learning disabilities (LD) often have difficulty with language. This difficulty takes many forms. They might have trouble understanding what you say. This could be the result of auditory problems (difficulty processing sounds) or receptive language difficulties (trouble understanding the words and turning them into action or pictures). Students with LD may 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!