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Online courses for students with learning disabilities

Landmark College, the first college in the United States for students with learning disabilities, is growing enrollment in its online courses. The rural Vermont college is designed exclusively for students who have diagnosed learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder or ADHD. “These are bright students, intelligent students, but often they have not succeeded …

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James Middleton reveals sister Kate helped him through depression

Kate Middleton’s brother James has spoken about his battle with depression and how his sister attended a therapy session with him Kate Middleton’s brother has revealed he contemplated suicide after opening up about his battle with depression. James Middleton, 32, said his supportive sister The Duchess of Cambridge and other family members joined him during …

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‘Pushy parents court special needs support in schools’

Mark Macaskill, December 15 2019, 12:01am, The Sunday Times. The number of pupils diagnosed as requiring additional support has rocketed from about 30,000 to more than 216,000REX FEATURES One of Scotland’s top educationalists has raised fresh concern that middle-class parents are behind a rise in the number of children who are classified as having special …

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My dyslexia and ADHD helped me as a writer: Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey

“(My parents) created a very safe environment at home for me. At the time I loved making stories and drawing comics. So my parents commissioned comic books for me,” said the author. Dav Pilkey, cartoonist and author of the award-winning children’s book Captain Underpants and Dog Man, was diagnosed with dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity …

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20% of adults in the UK are innumerate – But it doesn’t have to be this way!

Maths Explained – a low stress way to improve numeracy. Say the word ‘maths’ and many people panic. Memories of times tables, tricky lessons and difficult tests abound. It has a reputation for being dry and difficult. For people with dyscalculia (a specific learning difficulty with mathematics) the difficulty is even greater. It’s estimated that …

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Most Classroom Teachers Feel Unprepared to Support Students With Disabilities

By Corey Mitchell Less than 1 in 5 general education teachers feel “very well prepared” to teach students with mild to moderate learning disabilities, including ADHD and dyslexia, according to a new survey from two national advocacy groups. The survey found that only 30 percent of general education teachers feel “strongly” that they can successfully …

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6 Famous People With Learning Disorders In Schools

Learning disability can affect anyone from all aspects of life. It is approximated that about 15-20% of the population, suffer from a variety of learning disability. In the near future, this number is anticipated to increase. You will actually be astonished of how different celebrities that you like have struggled most of their childhood in …

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Take a lead from Bedales

Keith Budge: ‘Unworthy’ practical subjects are just as important as academic ones Too readily schools become obsessed by such easy polarities as sciences ‘good’ and humanities ‘wishy-washy’, argues head teacher Keith Budge Facebook 44 Twitter Pinterest 0 LinkedIn 1 Share 45 Email Science, good: There’s a crude categorisation of subjects by perceived difficulty Photo: ALAMY Why …

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OCT 9, 2018 Study: Only 5% of US children ages 8–11 follow screen time, sleep and exercise guidelines recommended for brain development

By: SharpBrains ___ Limiting children’s screen time linked to better cognition, study says (CNN): “Limiting kids’ recreational screen time to less than two hours a day, along with sufficient sleep and physical activity, is associated with improved cognition, according to a study published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. The study included about 4,500 US children ages 8 …

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Background speech hindered toddlers’ ability to learn words, according to a new study.

The environments children are in, including how much and what kinds of stimulation they are exposed to, influence what and how they learn. One important task for children is zeroing in on the information that’s relevant to what they’re learning and ignoring what isn’t. A new study has found that the presence of background noise …

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11 Toxic Chemicals Affecting Brain Development In Children

The list of chemicals that can affect brain development in children has grown. In a study out today in The Lancet Neurology, researchers outline new chemicals that may be contributing to what they dub the “global, silent pandemic of neurodevelopmental toxicity.” In 2006, the team had released a list of five neurotoxins that may contribute …

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can it be true?

MARI K. SWINGLE, PhD Dr. Swingle’s research focuses on the relationship between digital technology and a variety of disorders including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), written output disorder, dyslexia, anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, insomnia and anger management. In her 15 years of clinical practice, Dr. Swingle noticed a connection between excessive use of digital …

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ADHD and Dyslexia Client Sees Results From In Balance Program.

Balance exericses increase cerebelluar function which in some Dyslexics and ADHD children is a little compromised. But not all, so it is not a catch-all cure. Nevertheless, balance exercise is good for everyone especially if they don’t ride bikes, play sport or other such activities. In balance, in the United States, was created to help …

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The Concept of Attachment and it’s relation to Education

for Soc. Applied Neuroscience course by Dr Beverely Steffert Developmental psychology has presented sufficient evidence over the years for us to know with certainty that children who grown up with a reasonably stable career are more likely to be able to learn. Securely “attached” children tend to be free from incapacitating physical or mental health …

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