Empowering Struggling Readers: Lois and Nicholas’ Story
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by LDA America
3d ago
Lois Letchford, a reading specialist, dyslexia advocate, parent, and speaker joins us to share how her dyslexic son Nicholas went from non-reading to earning a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Oxford University. Lois talks about teaching Nicholas, the importance of focusing on strengths, and more.  ..read more
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Managing Depression & Transition for Students with LD
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by LDA America
2w ago
Learning and behavior consultant Bev Johns and Mental Health Committee member Rachel Krueger discuss the symptoms and impact of depression on students with learning disabilities, dealing with transitions, and strategies for parents and educators to support students.  ..read more
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Anxiety: A Parental & Professional Perspective
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by LDA America
1M ago
Bev Johns, a learning and behavior specialist, and parent Rachel Krueger, members of LDA's Mental Health Committee, provide insights into the prevalence of anxiety, the impact of anxiety in children with learning disabilities in school, strategies for educators and parents to support those dealing with anxiety, and more ..read more
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A Talk with the "Let's Talk Learning Disabilities" Podcast
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by LDA America
1M ago
Educational diagnosticians Laurie Peterson and Dr. Abbey Weinstein are co-hosts of the popular Let's Talk Learning Disabilities Podcast, and join us to talk about the inspiration for the podcast, the meaningful impact it has on its listeners, and more! Tune in to the Let's Talk Learning Disabilities Podcast at: https://ltldpodcast.com/ Listen to DJ's episode at: https://ldaamerica.org/ltldDJ ..read more
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Standardizing Learning Disability Evaluations: LDA's Principles & Standards
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by LDA America
2M ago
Currently schools in the U.S. can utilize three different evaluation methods when assessing children for learning disabilities, which can lead to learning disability identification varying from school to school. LDA's Education Director Dr. Monica McHale Small was a co-writer of LDA's principles and standards for evaluation, and shares why standardization of evaluations is so important, what's essential to consider in an evaluation, and how listeners can push for LD evaluation standardization.  ..read more
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Special Education Knowledge is Power: A Talk with the DC Special Education Hub
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by LDA America
2M ago
We talk to Hannah Blumenfeld-Love, a past special education teacher and current program manager of the DC Special Education Hub, about how navigating special education can be intimidating for parents and caregivers, how essential parents are to the special education team, and how schools can work to make information and resources about special education more accessible.  Learn more about the DC Special Education Hub at: https://specialeducation.dc.gov/  ..read more
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HCP: The Impact of Chlorpyrifos and Neurotoxins: Advocating for Children's Brain Health
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by LDA America
2M ago
Tracy Gregoire, the Director of LDA's Healthy Children Project,  and Noorulane Jan, an associate attorney at Earthjustice, delve into the need to ban Chlorpyrifos, a dangerous chemical used in farming, and its impact on children's brain health ..read more
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Empowering Self-Knowledge for Neurodiverse Students: A Discussion with Caroline Weaver
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by LDA America
5M ago
Caroline Weaver is an LD advocate, a past research student at the LEaRN Lab, and a current graduate student in the Department of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, and is using her research and lived experience to understand how we can reduce harm to neurodiverse learners in classrooms. As a student with dyslexia and dyscalculia, Caroline Weaver faced many challenges in school. Driven by her experience, Caroline entered academic research to explore barriers to accessibility, and to create practical tools to help other neurodiverse students gain self-knowledge, self-efficacy, and self ..read more
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Making a Mark!
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by LDA America
5M ago
LDA’s Education Director Dr. Monica McHale Small discusses  "Making a Mark," a groundbreaking book co-authored with dyslexic artist Mark Stoddart, with co-author Kate McElderry and publisher Priscilla Hannaford. ‘Making a Mark” celebrates the multidimensionality of students, and addresses the strengths and challenges of those with learning disabilities ..read more
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Learning Disabilities and Frequent Co-Occurring Conditions with Dr. Lauren McGrath
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by LDA America
6M ago
“Comorbidities are really common and expected.” With learning disabilities, other disorders like anxiety, ADHD, or another learning disability can frequently co-occur, and these comorbidities occur more often than chance. Dr. Lauren McGrath of the LEaRN Lab talks with us about the latest comorbidity research, best practices for interventions, what parents and educators should know, and more.  Learn more about the LEaRN Lab: https://liberalarts.du.edu/psychology/learn-lab  Effective Child Therapy Resource Mentioned: https://effectivechildtherapy.org/  ..read more
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