Stress of Learning

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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‘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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TV chef opens up about his condition

JAMIE OLIVER’S culinary skills and ironclad commitment to promoting healthy eating over the years have made him a tour de force, spearheading a number of successful business ventures. Despite his runaway success, Jamie lives a learning difficulty, and in an interview the chef revealed how it impacts the way he approaches tasks. Jamie Oliver opens …

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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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Math trauma

Think you’re bad at math? You may suffer from ‘math trauma’ I teach people how to teach math, and I’ve been working in this field for 30 years. Across those decades, I’ve met many people who suffer from varying degrees of math trauma – a form of debilitating mental shutdown when it comes to doing …

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Stress and serious anxiety: how the new GCSE is affecting mental health

The GCSE is 30 – and it’s suddenly much tougher, causing extraordinary anxiety for teachers and pupils. So should it be scrapped? On Monday morning, what may be the most dreaded and feared set of public exams England’s teenagers have ever sat began in school assembly halls up and down the country. It is 30 …

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Background speech hindered toddlers

Background speech hindered toddlers’ ability to learn words, according to a new study. Credit: © angiolina / Fotolia 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 …

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Lazy ryr

Specialized Glasses May Treat Lazy Eye, Early Study Shows Mon, 11/16/2015 – 9:56am Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor Boy wearing Amblyz. Source: PR NewswireA company called Xpand is offering programmable glasses that can treat children with amblyopia, which is also known as lazy. Typical lazy eye treatments require kids wear an eye patch for a couple …

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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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Specialized Glasses May Treat Lazy Eye, Early Study Shows

A company called Xpand is offering programmable glasses that can treat children with amblyopia, which is also known as lazy. Typical lazy eye treatments require kids wear an eye patch for a couple of hours each day, writes Popular Science, because the patch helps strengthen the weaker eye. The glasses, named Amblyz, have programmable LCDs, …

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Visual stress

People with visual stress may experience one or several of the following: Blurred letters or words which go out of focus. Letters which move or present with back to front appearance or shimmering or shaking. Headaches from reading. Words or letters which break into two and appear as double. Find it easier to read large, …

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Dorking girl, 11, asks Michael Gove to do more for dyslexic pupils

CHANGE: Olivia Loder wants to make a change to state school education for youngsters with dyslexia.   AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl from Dorking who was bullied because of her dyslexia has asked the Education Secretary for better teacher training to help other youngsters – and received a reply. Before moving to specialist school Moon Hall College …

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A white matter circuit may be to blame for dyslexics.

Mapping dyslexia: A study found that the area that sorts and stores the auditory building blocks of language, in yellow, is similar between dyslexics and a group without reading problems A faulty connection between where the brain stores the auditory building blocks of language and where it processes them may be to blame for dyslexia, …

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OpenDyslexic font gains ground with help of Instapaper.

By Leo Kelion Technology reporter A free-to-use font designed to help people with dyslexia read online content is gaining favour. OpenDyslexic’s characters have been given “heavy-weighted bottoms” to prevent them from flipping and swapping around in the minds of their readers. A recent update to the popular app Instapaper has adopted the text format as …

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“I would be lying if I said dyslexia hadn’t affected my life decisions.”

Vicars Cross man Jon Dytor describes the impact dyslexia has had on his life. Jon Dytor, digital manager for Close Brothers in Chester, was diagnosed with dyslexia while at university. Dyslexia Awareness Week last week aimed to highlight the variety of difficulties faced by those who battle with this condition on a day to day …

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