By: Kaleigh Dumbach-Fusco, NCLD Editorial Team|Published Date: December 04, 2013
The holiday season: a time for celebration, family and fun. But who doesn’t feel at least a little stress too? Between packed schedules, financial pressures and the special challenges families of kids with learning and attention issues can face during this time of year, you probably haven’t had time to keep up with the latest in LD news. But rest assured, because we’re here with a special set of stories that will not only update you, but inspire you. Each of these stories features parents and individuals who have made successful strides in improving opportunities for people with learning and attention issues at school, work and in life. Take a few moments this holiday season to kick back, relax and let yourself be inspired by the difference parents can make. Read More >
By: Maggie Frank-Hsu, NCLD Communities Manager|Published Date: November 15, 2013
We asked and you answered! On our Facebook page, we asked you to tell us about some of your favorite educational TV shows. We received recommendations of everything from Sesame Street to The Big Bang Theory, which one parent said inspired a budding love of science in her children. Here are a few highlights from your more than 60 suggestions.
PBS: The Clear Winner“PBS Kids’ shows!” said commenter Hillary, and many of you seconded that sentiment. “For kids with dyspraxia, Tree Fu Tom is a great one,” said commenter Elizabeth Furry. The British Dyspraxia Foundation helped create the show specifically to promote the development of movement skills in three- to seven-year-olds. Read More >
By: Kaleigh Dumbach-Fusco, NCLD Editorial Team|Published Date: November 14, 2013
Last week, the Crescent City was taken over by LD advocates as over 2,000 educators and parents attended the 64th Annual International Dyslexia Association (IDA) conference in New Orleans. As always, NCLD had a significant presence at the conference with several team members attending and staffing our booth in the exhibit hall.
The NCLD booth is always an exciting part of the conference for our team. There, we have the opportunity to familiarize conference attendees with the work that we do and learn more about how educators and parents active in the dyslexia field are using our materials. We also hand out hard copies of some of our most popular guides—including A Parent’s Guide to Response to Intervention (RTI), Diplomas at Risk and Best Practices for LD Identification—as well as an assortment of NCLD-themed goodies (e.g. pens, notepads and more). We were pleased to learn how many people in the dyslexia community know about NCLD and frequently visit LD.org and share its content widely. Read More >