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News and Articles About Learning Differences

Education professionals and families are becoming more and more aware of issues of importance to students with Learning Differences. We hereby submit news and articles about these issues, as they have been published by different sources.

Do you have a related article and would like to share it with our community? Please contact us at acs@acs.gr.

Tuesday
Jun192012

Summer related articles from LDonline

Read these interesting articles, related to summer:

  • Summer Learning for LD Students: Open Up this Virtual Beach Bag of Ideas!
    Heading off to camp, writing pen pals, and listening to a few good books are all great summer activities. Browse through our virtual beach bag of ideas specifically geared for students with learning disabilities. You'll find materials you can download and print, expert advice about communicating with a camp about your child's needs, book lists, and much more!
    Read more...
  • On Summer Loss
    Studies also show that the magnitude of summer learning loss varies significantly by grade level, subject matter, and family income. Most importantly, research identifies the cumulative effect of summer learning differences as a primary cause of widening in-school achievement gaps between students by family income.
    Read more...
  • Tips for Choosing a Summer Camp for Your LD Child
    Searching for a positive learning environment for my own child I founded The Learning Camp in Colorado, nearly 15 years ago. Choosing the appropriate summer camp for your LD child can become one of the many challenges facing parents. Unable to find specifically what I was looking for, I started a camp myself to create EXACTLY what I wanted for my son! Now having hosted thousands of children at our little summer camp, there are many things I would recommend when deciding what to look for in a summer camp experience for your child with learning differences.
    Read more...
Thursday
May312012

ADHD at School, ADDitude magazine Articles

ADDitude magazine has a number of articles, features and resources on Learning Differences, ADHD.  Take a look at these two articles about ADHD at school:

Winning the Homework War  (2012) and

Focused and Engaged: Creative ways to keep your distracted child on task (2009) 

 

Thursday
May172012

Motivation: The Key to Academic Success

As the new school year begins the most common problem that teachers and parents face is lack of student motivation. Motivation can either come from within the student (intrinsic) or from outside (extrinsic).

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Monday
Apr092012

Bullying at School: Is Your ADHD Kid a Victim?

Is your child teased and tormented at school? How to find out the truth and help your child prevent further bullying.

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Wednesday
Feb222012

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities Understand What They Read

A great article published by Regina G. Richards (2008), on LD online :

"...A student struggling to understand what he reads often misinterprets assignments and fails to grasp concepts. This is very frustrating for a student who is otherwise capable of interpreting the information.

Researchers have thoroughly studied reading difficulties for several decades. We now have a solid foundation and understanding of what is required to help students comprehend what they read..."

More here...

Wednesday
Feb222012

The Dyslexic Brain (radio talk)

For kids with dyslexia, learning to read can be tough going. The disorder afflicts an estimated 15% of Americans. Dyslexics typically have trouble associating letters with sounds and words. Many learn to work around the challenge, but there’s an intriguing new twist: some who work with dyslexics believe that the disability may also confer certain advantages. Specifically, anecdotal evidence suggests that dyslexics have sharper peripheral and three dimensional vision....

Read more at the Diane Rehm radio show, or go directly to a recording of this program here.

Wednesday
Feb222012

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities Understand What They Read

A student struggling to understand what he reads often misinterprets assignments and fails to grasp concepts. This is very frustrating for a student who is otherwise capable of interpreting the information. By: Regina G. Richards (2008)

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Wednesday
Feb222012

Sticker Shock: When Behavior Therapy Falls Apart

My daughter's sticker chart was designed to motivate and reward good behavior throughout the school day. Instead, it's become a complicated, inconsistent lesson for teachers and parents alike.

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Tuesday
Dec202011

Motivation, Inattention, and ADHD

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorder in children, and is becoming a big deal in adults as well. ADHD is a pile of related symptoms, most of them dealing with motivation, impulsivity, inattention, and, you know hyperactivity (they call it ADHD for a reason). Right now, we treat ADHD with stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall, which in low doses and when they act over a long period of time can increase focus and help people with ADHD function better.

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Tuesday
Nov222011

Help Your ADHD Child Make Friends

Children with ADHD sometimes struggle with social skills, and making friends can be tough. But parents can help – here are 17 ways!

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Thursday
Nov102011

Help ADHD Students Prepare for College in High School

Teens with attention deficit will be college ready if they learn these five skills in high school. by Ben Mitchell

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Monday
Oct032011

Dyslexia independent of IQ

Brain-imaging study suggests that reading difficulties are the same regardless of overall intelligence — and that more children could benefit from support in school. Emily Finn, MIT News Office

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