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Archive for the ‘Learning Disabilities in School’ Category

ADHD: Seek Steady Progress, Not an “Easy Fix”

Monday, February 6th, 2012

As we move past mid-year for schools, we start getting a sense that the learning challenge we thought would go away or resolve itself in a new grade or at a new school is actually still there. You begin to see the same symptoms and challenges you saw last spring (or even for the last 10 years). In these situations, self-blame is the easy way out, but it doesn’t help. Instead, you should do the same you would if your car ... Read More »

My Journey #2: Language Learning Disability and Immigration

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Listening and speaking is such an everyday occurrence, we hardly notice the mechanisms that actually make it happen. So it isn’t too surprising that evaluators often overlook, or simply don’t consider, a learning disability that involves the processing of language. But those who work with aphasia, or experience it, know what I am talking about. A language learning disability (LLD) is like a mild form of aphasia. Children or adults who have LLD struggle ... Read More »

Qualifying LD Children for Public Services

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

This blog entry explores the history and current state of how we identify and qualify children with learning disabilities for publicly-funded educational assistance to meet their unique needs. Identifying Children with Learning Disabilities In the 1970s, when the concept of learning disability (LD) was first introduced, professionals, school districts and parents wanted to know what defined a learning disability in order to have some means of defining who could get public assistance. Since 1975, identification of ... Read More »

Is the SAME person testing, observing & diagnosing your learning disability?

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

When you get yourself or your child tested for learning disabilities: two things happen:

  1. First, the individual is tested and observed.
  2. Then, the results of those tests are analyzed and you are diagnosed.
I feel it is critical that the person doing the diagnosing is also the one who is directly involved in the testing process so they can clinically observe the patient. It can make a huge difference in a diagnosis when the diagnostician is NOT the tester/observer. Ask ... Read More »

Resources for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

If you suspect you may have a learning disability, the first thing to do is to get yourself tested. But... you may want to do some research online about learning disabilities and so I'd like to point you to some good resources.

  1. LD Online is the world's leading website on learning disabilities - which has a complete section of resources for adults with LD.
  2. is the National Center for Learning
... Read More »

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