October Is A National Dyslexia Awareness Month

Dyslexia Awareness Month was only officially recognized by the US Congress in 2015. In 1878, 125 years ago, Adolf Kussmaul, a German neurologist coined the term “Word Blindness” to describe several of his patients who used words in the wrong order.In 1887, a German ophthalmologist, Rudolph Berlin was the first to use the word “Dyslexia”…

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Importance of Sleep for People with ADHD & Learning Disabilities Who Suffer From Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation is often overlooked among students with ADHD/LD and adults. ADHD has a 50% co -morbidity with other learning disabilities.  The National Sleep Foundations notes that ADHD is linked with a variety of sleep issues.  A recent study found that children with ADHD had higher rates of daytime sleepiness than children without ADHD.  This…

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Mentoring Students With Learning Disability, Dyslexia and ADHD Helps Develop Valuable Life Skills

For Students with a learning disability, dyslexia and ADHD issues mentoring is a proven approach to help students achieve their academic goals. A mentor can help students choose an academic program to achieve their career planning, and improve their job placement rates after their graduation. A mentor help develop skills to self -advocate, allows the student…

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Praise is an Efficient Tool to Motivate Students With a Learning Disability , Dyslexia or ADHD

Teacher’s praise is one tool that can be a powerful motivator for students.  It is often not used enough in our education system and research suggests that praise is particularly underused in the special education classroom. The act of giving Praise has the power to increase student academic outcome and help them to face and…

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Increase in ADHD Diagnosis, The Latest Average Attention Span Statistics.

What is the impact of constant connectivity with smartphones and tablets on our young people’s concentration ability? The average child’s attention span has decreased from 12 to 8 seconds according to a Microsoft study. Constant connectivity is having an alarming effect on our brains. It appears that we are losing the ability to focus. “Heavy multi-screeners find it difficult…

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Peer-to-Peer Support Model Helps Students with Learning Differences

Peer-to-Peer programs for students who have the following Learning Disabilities: dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, speech and communication disorders, auditory and visual processing disorders, and other conditions that make learning difficult, including attention deficit ADHD, have proven themselves to be extremely helpful. These programs can be utilized by students throughout the school day. Peer-to-Peer support is a…

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Mentoring students with Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and ADHD

Mentoring students with learning disabilities, dyslexia and ADHD has shown to help students to develop skills such self-advocacy and self-determination. For Students with a learning disability, dyslexia and ADHD issues mentoring is a proven approach to help students achieve their academic goals. A mentor can help students choose an academic program to achieve their career…

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Governor Cuomo, Thank You For Signing The Dyslexia Legislation

On behalf of LD Resources Foundation (LDRFA), the learning disabled individuals, students and their families that we support; we applaud you for signing into law A.8262/S.6581, The Bipartisan Dyslexia Legislation to Address Common Learning Disability in Students.  Your action to enact, and the tireless advocacy of Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon and Senator Martin Golden…

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