Do I have Dyslexia?

By Zahavit Paz It’s actually quite difficult to tell if someone suffers from dyslexia since the symptoms of the disorder can be confusing. To make matters worse, no two dyslexics manifest the exact same symptoms of the disorder. As a general rule, a physician should be consulted if you suspect that you or someone you…

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The History of Dyslexia

In general, researchers have been studying learning difficulties since the 17th century. Researchers originally thought that dyslexic people had some form of brain or nerve damage. In fact, during the late 1920 s, Dr. Samuel Torrey Orton redefined dyslexia as “cross- lateralization of the brain”. This meant that the left side of the brain was…

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Choosing the Right Assistive Technology Tools is Key

By Shannon Stringer & Zahavit Paz An overview of the different types of critical assistive technologies needed to provide support for student success in all academic settings. Technology can give students access to learning opportunities previously closed to them. It will help level the playing field. Technology can be the great equalizer for teaching in…

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8 Tips To Stop Procrastinating, Get Organized and Finish Tasks

By Zahavit Paz Have you ever been called a “space-cadet?” It is not an unusual thing to hear if you have undiagnosed Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (ADHD). Before my own ADHD was diagnosed, my friends would tell me, “You’re such a busy bee!” But it wasn’t a compliment. The truth was that I often…

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Know Your rights!! Become Your Own Self Advocate

By: Zahavit Paz You know the old saying: “If you want something done right, you’d better do it yourself.” When it comes to finding a champion for your rights as a learning disabled person, no truer words were ever spoken. Here’s the good news: if you suffer from Dyslexia, ADD, or ADHD you are entitled…

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New technology is helping companies screen out applicants for particular behaviors

Posting a Picture of You Drinking a Beer No Longer Hurts Your Career, But This Could. Over 44 percent of US businesses are using social media to screen applicants. They are doing it to fill in gaps of information on an applicant’s personality and character. Tech companies like Fama, provide employers with the ability to surface…

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Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) /Preparing for doctor your appointment

Preparing for your doctor appointment By Mayo Clinic Staff You’re likely to start by first talking to your family doctor. Depending on the results of the initial evaluation, your doctor may refer you to a specialist, such as a psychologist, psychiatrist or other mental health professional. What you can do To prepare for your appointment,…

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People Who Talk Too Much

What is the reward for dominating conversations? Posted Apr 20, 2017 Sophia Dembling       I am writing on behalf of everyone who has ever sat across from you and wondered if there was any end to the stream of words pouring from your mouth. And I am putting it in writing because I…

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