November 2nd, 2018

*This post originally appeared on The PediaBlog on November 2, 2017.   Demystifying Dyslexia — 2     During October’s Dyslexia Awareness Month, New York’s Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education posted an important series of articles on their blog debunking...

October 19th, 2018

*This post originally appeared on The PediaBlog on October 19, 2015.   October Is LD Awareness Month     October is the month of raising awareness for causes which are bigger than ourselves. As you may know, October is Breast...

October 17th, 2018

  Research scientist Collin Diedrich, Ph.D. recounts his childhood days struggling to succeed in school with learning differences: The anxiety that comes with failure can be paralyzing when you grow up with learning disabilities, like I did. It’s that gut-wrenching...

August 24th, 2018

*This post originally appeared on The PediaBlog on August 24, 2017.   Executive Dysfunction   About 20% of American schoolchildren have a diagnosed (or diagnosable) problem affecting their ability to learn efficiently. We call these situations where there are obstacles...

January 19th, 2018

  10-20% of American schoolchildren do not learn efficiently. That is, there is one (and sometimes more than one) obstacle to learning that exists somewhere in between their sensory organs (mostly eyes and ears collecting incoming information) and their motor...

November 2nd, 2017

  During October’s Dyslexia Awareness Month, New York’s Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education posted an important series of articles on their blog debunking commonly-held myths (see yesterday’s PediaBlog) and reviewing assistive technologies available for students diagnosed with dyslexia, curricula and...

November 1st, 2017

  Writing for the Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education blog, learning specialist Beth Guadagni reveals 5 falsehoods about dyslexia: > Kids with dyslexia are mentally handicapped or lazy. > Boys are more likely to have dyslexia than girls....

August 25th, 2017

This week, The PediaBlog has focused on easing anxieties grade school and middle school students might be feeling as the new school year approaches. For the 20% of American children with ADHD, learning disabilities, or other issues that pose obstacles...

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