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Specific Learning Disability

A disorder in one of more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using spoken or written language. May manifest itself in imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations.

Dyslexia Handbook

May 19, 2016


Structured Literacy

The degree of difficulty a child with dyslexia has with reading, spelling, and/or speaking varies from person to person due to inherited differences in brain development, as well as the type of teaching the child receives.

Enhancing Confidence

May 19, 2016


SPOTLIGHT! On Enhancing Confidence

Blue Apple Theatre in Winchester, England, was founded in 2005 to use the skills and enhanced confidence gained through performing on stage as an opportunity for raising the ceiling of expectation for people with learning disabilities.

Self-Management Skills

May 19, 2016


Self Management

Designed by a researcher at University of Kansas’s Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, i-Connect is a web-based solution to increase self-management skills and support teacher, parent, and community connections for high school students with learning or emotional/behavioral disorders.

Dyslexia Testing Grant

May 19, 2016


The Way Forward

Since April 2012, the Donegan Burns Foundation has offered the Dyslexia Testing and Intervention Grant awarding thousands of dollars in the fight toward literacy. This private foundation has made it a goal to help those underserved with dyslexia. The grants, which are intended to assist with teacher education, equipment, testing, and intervention, are available to schools, afterschool programs and nonprofit organizations that work with children. The foundation’s funding helps to intervene before at-risk children with dyslexia reach third grade. With this support, these children can—and do—learn to read.

Langauge and Creativity

Mar 17, 2016


Language and Creativity

How different brains process information creates a challenge for educators tasked with teaching a diverse group of learners.


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