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March 5, 2013 | Forbes
Time to Pay Attention: What the Newsest AD/HD Research Is Telling Us
Has anyone ever told you that your child with AD/HD will "grow out of it"? A large-scale study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic and Boston Children’s Hospital suggests the conventional wisdom that AD/HD is only a childhood condition may be unfounded.
March 2, 2013 | PsychCentral
Teens with Learning Disabilities Benefit from Closer Relationships
A new study from Israel sheds light on how parents can help their children navigate the often turbulent experience of adolescence with LD..
February 28, 2013 | The Huffington Post
Sequester Could Leave Special Education Without Important Services
NCLD Public Policy Director Laura Kaloi discusses the potential effects of sequestration, or budget cuts, on school districts and parents in this piece.
February 6, 2013 | Science Daily
Brain Research Provides Clues to What Makes People Think and Behave Differently
This interesting study explores how differences in the physical connections of the brain are at the root of what make people think and behave differently from one another.
February, 2013 | The Research Institute for Learning and Development
Sign Up for the 28th Annual Learning Differences Conference
Teachers, psychologists, and education professionals come together to discuss cutting-edge research in the field of learning disabilities at this conference, which will be held at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, March 22nd and 23rd.
February 1, 2013 | The West University Buzz
Learning Differences - All Grown Up
This article profiles these three successful Texans and others who have fought through their struggles with learning to find success in the working world.
January 25, 2013 | The Huffington Post
Students with Disabilities Have Right to Play School Sports, Obama Administration Tells School
NCLD Public Policy Director Laura Kaloi talks about her son, who has dyslexia and dysgraphia, in this article.
January 19, 2013 | Science Daily
From Bullying to Relationships: Mapping Our Online Communications
A new study shows that, contrary to popular belief, the victims of cyber-bullying tend to be in mainstream social groups.
January 11, 2013 | Children of the Code
Fascinating Videos on How Children Learn to Read Now Out
Children of the Code just released their most recent collection of videos about how children learn to read.
January 7, 2013 | The New York Times
Chicago Public Schools Faulted on Assessing Learning Disabilities (NCLD quoted)
NCLD Executive Director Jim Wendorf comments on the transition from early intervention to preschool special education.
January 3, 2013 | Science Daily
Sesame Street Helps to Reveal Patterns of Neural Development
Using brain scans of children and adults watching Sesame Street, cognitive scientists are learning how children’s brains change as they develop intellectual abilities like reading and math.
December 20, 2012 | Brain Posts
Brain Markers of Math Anxiety
A recent Stanford University brain imaging research study examined math anixety, a common component of math learning disabilities, or dyscalculia.
December 19, 2012 | Curry School of Education
NCLD Signs Position Statement in Wake of Sandy Hook Tragedy
Over 100 organizations, including the National Center for Learning Disabilities, have signed a position statement on preventing school and community violence.
December 15, 2012 | Reading Eagle
His First Step Was Learning How to Learn
A college student learns to adapt to his LD and returns to his elementary school with encouraging words for remedial reading students. Discover his story and find out how others with LD have succeeded.
December 9, 2012 | HPE.com
Wesleyan Student Excels After Overcoming Learning Disability
Holly Scharet came to Wesleyan Christian Academy six years ago, faced with the challenge of having both dyslexia and AD/HD. Find out how she fared at the academy and what she hopes to do next.
December 3, 2012 | Child Mind Institute
Sarah Ferguson's Daughter, Princess Beatrice, Has Dyslexia
Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson talked about her daughters during a visit to the Child Mind Institute. Her daughter, Princess Beatrice, faced obstacles as a result of having dyslexia.
December 1, 2012 | The Washington Post
Asperger's Gone, Dyslexia Stays in First Change to DSM in 20 Years
A revised version of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual (DSM) will be published in May, 2013. While terms like "Asperger's disorder" will likely be dropped, terms like “dyslexia” and other learning disabilities will likely remain. Learn why the DSM is important to the learning disabilites community.
November 25, 2012 | The Washington Post
For Gifted Children with Learning Disabilities, Homework Can Be Torture
Bonnie Beavers' daughter was diagnosed with AD/HD and executive function disorder. And like many bright students with LD, her daughter was often called "lazy."
November 21, 2012 | The New York Times
Far From the Tree: Book Review
Andrew Solomon's Far From the Tree explores, among other topics, his experience as the son of parents who helped him overcome dyslexia.
November 16, 2012 | Examiner.com
Keira Knightley's Dyslexia: How Her Parents Got Her to Read
Actress Keira Knightley, star of the film Anna Karenina, shared her dyslexia experiences from childhood and how she deals with it today.
November 14, 2012 | The Washington Post
Richard Branson and the Dyslexia Advantage
Business magnate Sir Richard Branson has deemed dyslexia the secret to his success.
November 10, 2012 | HuffPost Live
Special Kids Left Behind
NCLD Public Policy Director Laura Kaloi gives her perspective on whether or not children with learning disabilities should be in the same class as students who do not have learning disabilities. Hear where she stands.
November 9, 2012 | Vancouver Sun
This short video packs a powerful story: The Supreme Court of Canada upheld a seven-year-old ruling, saying a school board discriminated against a boy with dyslexia.
November 5, 2012 | The Huffington Post
Navigating School with a Dyslexic Child: One Mom's Story
Mother and teacher Kyle Redford describes her journey about raising her son, Dylan, who has dyslexia. It was up to her to remind him that he wasn't "stupid," as he tended to describe himself.
November 1, 2012 | Herald Times Reporter
Wisconsin Elementary Teacher Overcomes Learning Disability to Reach Goal
Dean Sleger was diagnosed with a learning disability when he was a first grader at Jackson Elementary School in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He's since overcome obstacles to pursue his dream of being a teacher.
October 31, 2012 | The New York Times
A New Kind of Tutoring Aims to Make Students Smarter
At LearningRx, a chain of 83 “brain training” franchises across the United States, the goal is to improve cognitive skills. The New York Times profiles just how they do this.
October 29, 2012 | Daily Mail
James Middleton: How I Battled Dyslexia to Read at Kate and William's Wedding
The Duchess of Cambridge's brother, who was diagnosed with dyslexia at age 11, retyped the entire text phonetically.
October 22, 2012 | Education Week
Advocates: Uphold Grad. Rate Accountability Under NCLB Waivers
Some disability advocacy groups are joining forces with others concerned about whether states will continue to be held accountable for students graduating from high school now that so many states have been granted No Child Left Behind waivers.