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 >
By: Lindsay E. Jones, NCLD Policy & Advocacy Director Published Date: November 13, 2013
It’s started. A budget conference of 29 U.S. Senators and Representatives is meeting to consider the federal budget for the next 10 years. The conference has until December 13 to decide what gets funded and what gets cut. Federal funding for your child’s education is already on the chopping block, unless we make ourselves heard. Read More >
Haley Smilow, 12, and her family are on a mission to visit every Major League Baseball stadium and interview professional baseball players. So far, Haley has interviewed 15 players, including Yankees star Curtis Granderson, Tampa Bay Devil Rays pitcher David Price and Miami Marlins hitter Giancarlo Stanton. Her interviews have been printed in Sports Illustrated Kids and Baseball Youth. Haley has dyslexia and her mother says that the process of preparing and interviewing players has boosted Haley’s self-esteem and speaking abilities. Read More >