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Posted by By Brittny Pierre on Monday, March 9, 2020
"She’s lazy” and “she doesn’t work hard enough” are two sentences I’ve heard from educators on why school was difficult for me. The reality wasn’t simply that I didn’t have the resources that suited my learning style to help me reach my full...
Posted on Monday, February 10, 2020
By Ruth Bossler, M.S., CCC-SLP Many parents, including those of children with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD), have seen their children miss deadlines and assignments, struggle to manage school work, and stumble in social situations....
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Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2020
There’s no doubt that having a language-based learning disability (LBLD), such as dyslexia, affects students in the classroom. They may struggle with listening, speaking, reading, or writing; managing time, materials, or information; or self-...

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LEARNING

 
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2015
Submitted by Caleb Koufman When most people imagine the extracurriculars offered at a school for students with language-based learning disabilities​, such as dyslexia​, debate club is usually not among them. Just like any presumptions about their...
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Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015
By Tristan Whitehouse Not all classrooms need walls — or proper floors for that matter. What they do need is people willing to learn together through exploration. Over the past decade, outdoor education programs have grown in prevalence throughout...
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Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015
By Edward Hallowell, M.D., Ed.D.  Learning with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is difficult, at best. I know because I have both ADHD and dyslexia. A phrase that I have come up with that I think best exemplifies what it is like...

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LEARNING DISABILITIES

 
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Posted by By Elliot S. Weissbluth on Thursday, October 13, 2016
Having dyslexia doesn't mean you can't learn or be successful, but you may have to go about it a little differently. I was first diagnosed with dyslexia as a child, and then again 20 years later as an adult law school student. Dyslexia affects...
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Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2016
At Landmark School's recent commencement ceremony, graduate Matthew Pramas '16 sheds light on what it means to learn differently and reminds his classmates that it can have its advantages.  I remember sitting on the swings, 11 years ago, on a...
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Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Recently, we spoke to Dean Bragonier, founder of Noticeability, a nonprofit enabling students with dyslexia to cultivate their strengths and providing tools to the adults that serve them. Dean will also be addressing our graduates and families at...

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Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Submitted by Robert James Campbell, Ed.D., CPHIMS, CPEHR I am always taken aback when a student or colleague asks if I can teach them how to meditate their stress away using mindfulness meditation practices.  Immediately, I recall something my...

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TEACHING

 
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Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2015
By Mark Drago There is an old Staples back to school commercial where the dad skips down the aisle and his kids trudge behind him as the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” plays in the background. A totally different portrayal of the...
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Posted on Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Judy Packhem, M. Ed. Cursive writing is an endangered species these days. Left out of the Common Core State Standards, cursive is now seen as inconsequential, and even obsolete, by some in the education community. This is distressing to me,...
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Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Submitted by Vanessa Rodriguez We’ve been hearing long, loud, and numerous complaints about the state of education and the need for radical reform of our educational system. We’ve heard about the limitations of high stakes standardized testing and...

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