Category: Disabilities

Tips for Developing Organizational Skills in Children

Developing good organizational skills is a key ingredient for success in school and in life. Although some people by nature are more organized than others, anyone can put routines and systems in place to help a child become more organized. The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities has compiled a list of strategies that parents can […]

What is Hyperlexia?

By Julie Whaley Gordon’s favorite activity as a young child was spinning. He liked to spin things, and he liked to spin himself. We never went anywhere without a tote bag full of baby food jar lids. If he could spin the lids, he could happily occupy himself pretty well anywhere, as long as it […]

RTI Guide for Parents

Dedicated to the parents who tirelessly advocate daily for their children’s right to a Free, Appropriate Public Education and who, through that advocacy, pave the road for a better education for their children and for many other children who are impacted positively through their efforts. Making sure that your child is taught with scientifically based […]

Self-Esteem and Learning Disabilities

By Aoife Lyons There is much research that shows that children who have learning disabilities are at risk for having lower self-esteem and self worth than that of their peers. From an early age, children compare themselves with others in areas such as academics, the ability to make and keep friends, and athletic prowess. For […]

Was Einstein Learning Disabled?

By Meg Heron-Blake Albert Einstein is frequently included in lists of historical figures thought to have learning disabilities. Yet, Marlin Thomas, in a past issue of the Journal of Learning Disabilities, contends the supposition that Einstein had a learning disability may be more based in the desire to include someone of Einstein’s stature in with […]

Take Time to Teach Time

By Alyse Siegel The concept of time is an elusive one. Even the most brilliant minds in the world, including Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein, find it difficult to describe. When posed with the question, “How would you define time?” Albert Einstein responded, “When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, it seems […]