Marianne Sunderland is mom to eight children, seven of whom have dyslexia. She is also the author of Dyslexia 101: Truths, Myths, and What Really Works. A trained Orton-Gillingham practitioner, she designs courses specifically for parents of dyslexic children, and she is a sought-after speaker on the topic of teaching reading at homeschool conferences. With…
As our country grapples with the autism epidemic, it was startling to see a positive spin on this incapacitating neurodevelopmental disorder [“In autism, a sense of comfort and identity, not dread,” f...
Puppets have a universal appeal to all children in all times, and Robert Fappiano, a teacher at Glenholme School-CT and a long time puppeteer joined Lon June 30, 2015 to describe how he uses this attraction to help heal children around the world in disaster areas for No Strings International. He also explained how his puppeteer skills help teach lessons to the students at Glenholme School. Listen to this brief introduction into the not very well known world of puppetry. Contact: Bob Fappiano 860
Lon Woodbury's insight:
The guest is pictured here with Syrian refugees he worked with in his last service with No Strings International. -Lon
It is now fairly well established that there is an association between older paternal age and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). There is also evidence for an association between maternal age and ASD. However, it is not clear whether paternal and maternal ages represent independent risk factors, or what the combined effect of paternal and maternal age is.
Landmark College was the first institution of higher learning to pioneer college-level studies for students with dyslexia. Today, Landmark College is a global leader in integrated teaching methods for students with learning disabilities (including dyslexia), ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The College offers two and four-year degree options, a graduate-level certificate in universal design with technology integration, and summer programs for students who learn differently. Students, faculty, and professionals from around the world are drawn to Landmark College for its innovative educational model, designed through research and practice to help all students become confident, empowered, and independently successful learners.
Wilderness therapy can be effective with students on the autism spectrum, but only if those students unique perspectives are understood and worked with. Pamela Splain explains exactly how this is done.
Lon Woodbury's insight:
Pamela also made some suggestions for parents wanting to give their children on the spectrum a family wilderness experience. -Lon
Today’s youth tend to lead more sedentary lifestyles compared to previous generations, as physical activity rates in children and adolescents have declined in recent decades. Students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and/or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show particularly low rates of activity compared to their neurotypical peers. Promoting increased physical activity in these students as a means to increase health and well-being is a no-brainer.
Learning Daily Skills Prepares Kids With Autism for Adult Life Philly.com "What we know about adult outcomes for people with autism is not very positive in terms of independent living and employment," said study lead author Laura Klinger, an...
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