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Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019
By Donell Pons When my son was in second grade, it became apparent he was not going to read without serious intervention.  His speech was not delayed, but he was completely unaware of rhyme, the sound-to-letter relationship eluded him, and almost...
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Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  By Donna J. Sullivan, M.A. What a surprise it was to learn that controversy regarding the teaching of beginning reading is still alive and well!  Specifically, I recently learned that what is known as the whole language philosophy is still...
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Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2019
By Kristine Burgess Over the school year students receive instruction that should focus on developing skills and making academic gains, but what happens when they leave school for the summer? In order to prevent regression of reading skills in...

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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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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL
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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 Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Submitted by Bob Broudo Being “peaceful,” or at least making the effort to become peaceful, is often associated with the holidays. However, the arrival of the holidays this year (2012) was accompanied by horrific visions of school violence that...

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