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School Video Lawrence School-OH,

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Lawrence School: Where Differences are not Disabilities and where Great Minds Don't Think Alike"


Via Lou Salza
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This short video is a good demonstration of the confusing world students with LD are faced with that creates a negative self-image, and how proper attention to their individual learning needs can change their self-image dramatically. -Lon

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Lou Salza's curator insight, June 25, 2014 4:32 PM

We are proud of our students, parents, and teachers at Lawrence School : 7 minute video!-Lou 

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Specialized schools help support and encourage students

Specialized schools help support and encourage students | LD | Scoop.it
Parents of children with learning and social needs often have to consider how their child is being supported while in school.
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All students need support and encouragement.  In a specialized school, staff are trained to provide that in the school's speciality.  -Lon

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How to Create an Autism-Friendly Environment for Kids

How to Create an Autism-Friendly Environment for Kids | LD | Scoop.it
Here's how to create an autism-friendly environment for your child with autism, starting with the most important room--their bedroom.
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  How Can You Help Young Adults with Aspergers Succeed In College? - Essay

  How Can You Help Young Adults with Aspergers Succeed In College? - Essay | LD | Scoop.it
Many people wonder why young adults with Asperger’s often struggle when it is time to transition to adulthood and independent living. Is it due to their difficulties in the social world? Is it due to their thinking style? Is it due to their challenges with day to day independent living skills? At OPI, we believe that it is a combination of all three.
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Why Special-Education Programs Are So Frustrating for Parents

Why Special-Education Programs Are So Frustrating for Parents | LD | Scoop.it
Individualized Education Programs, or IEPs, are one of the greatest pitfalls of the country’s school system.
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 “In theory, there’s no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.”  -so true. -Lon

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Dealing with dyslexia: Children experience more than just educational issues

Dealing with dyslexia: Children experience more than just educational issues | LD | Scoop.it

SINGAPORE, July 17 — Dyslexia has always been associated with learning difficulties in children, but it was recently revealed that the condition could also lead to a range of social and emotional | Life | Malay Mail Online
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Good Habits of Successful People With ADHD

Good Habits of Successful People With ADHD | LD | Scoop.it
The chief of staff for the city of Boston and an ADHD coach share what it takes to excel professionally.
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Being organized in some fashion appears to be at the heart of good habits. Although multi-tasking seems to make sense, I suspect it takes organizing I might not understand. As well, using digital tools to help organize is a strategy.
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Fidget Spinners: Help or Hindrance - An Educational Blog for Parents

Fidget Spinners: Help or Hindrance - An Educational Blog for Parents | LD | Scoop.it
Fidget spinners have been wildly popular since they burst on the scene in December. Touted as a sensory aid for ADHD and Autism, teachers mostly hate them.
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Sensory experience is very important for many students, especially with those with some Learning Differences, but this new fad may not be the best way.  -Lon

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Three types of ADHD: What are the differences?

Three types of ADHD: What are the differences? | LD | Scoop.it
ADHD is divided into three categories: inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, and a combination. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of each type.
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How Peer Pressure Undermines Success By Youki Terada

How Peer Pressure Undermines Success By Youki Terada | LD | Scoop.it
Will students pass up academic help based on how their friends feel? A new study suggests they will.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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We all are influenced by peer pressure.  Is it all too often the enemy of eventual success?  -Lon

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Robbins Geller And Friedman And Moses Obtain Class Certification For Children With Disabilities

Robbins Geller And Friedman And Moses Obtain Class Certification For Children With Disabilities | LD | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Robbins Geller And Friedman And Moses Obtain Class Certification For Children With Disabilities.
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ADHD Not a Real Disease, Says Leading Neuroscientist Dr. Bruce Perry

ADHD Not a Real Disease, Says Leading Neuroscientist Dr. Bruce Perry | LD | Scoop.it
Alex Pietrowski, Waking Times | One of the world’s leading pediatric neuroscientists, Dr. Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D, recently stated publicly that Attention Deficit/Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD) …
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Anybody think we are too loose in using the term "disease"?  -Lon

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We're not doing enough to recognize the creativity in kids diagnosed with ADHD

We're not doing enough to recognize the creativity in kids diagnosed with ADHD | LD | Scoop.it
What if we're looking at ADHD all wrong. What if people who have been labeled with ADHD are actually the people with the sort of brains that can look at a problem and find an entirely new way to solve it.
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Information To Know About Special Needs Parents - DIFFERENT BRAINS

Information To Know About Special Needs Parents - DIFFERENT BRAINS | LD | Scoop.it
Parenting kids with special needs can prove to be a strategic balancing act. It encompasses the whole family. Not only do special needs kids face challenges, but so do their parents and siblings.
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 Another argument that Autistics Sometimes have special work abilities.

 Another argument that Autistics Sometimes have special work abilities. | LD | Scoop.it
It's good for business, they say: Adding 'neurodiversity' means bringing in employees with particularly coveted skills.
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(14) Those with dyslexia don’t just think outside the box, they build a new one… | LinkedIn

(14) Those with dyslexia don’t just think outside the box, they build a new one… | LinkedIn | LD | Scoop.it
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How our autistic ancestors played an important role in human evolution

How our autistic ancestors played an important role in human evolution | LD | Scoop.it
Unlocking the mystery of autism's origin.

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Why I Love My Dyslexic Brain

Why I Love My Dyslexic Brain | LD | Scoop.it
By Anya Wasko
A few weeks ago, something happened that reminded me why I’m grateful for my dyslexic brain.
I’m a teacher, and I was workin
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When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in five children with Tourette syndrome also tests positive for autism, a new study shows.

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When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?: MedlinePlus Health News

Repetitive behaviors, restricted interests occur in both disorders, make correct diagnosis tricky, researchers report
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The Innovating, Creative Superpowers of ADHD

The Innovating, Creative Superpowers of ADHD | LD | Scoop.it
It is so common for self-employed people to have ADHD, the disorder could be renamed “the entrepreneur’s trait.”
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Some hope for those with ADHD. -Lon

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How a CEO With Dyslexia and ADHD Runs His Company

How a CEO With Dyslexia and ADHD Runs His Company | LD | Scoop.it
Selim Bassoul of Middleby Corp. puts his focus on the big picture.
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A moment that changed me: I was diagnosed with autism at 45 | Laura James

A moment that changed me: I was diagnosed with autism at 45 | Laura James | LD | Scoop.it
As I stood outside the clinic, I replayed episodes from my life – and became aware for the first time just how much the condition had shaped me
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Meet the dad who quit his job to run a Minecraft server for autistic kids

Meet the dad who quit his job to run a Minecraft server for autistic kids | LD | Scoop.it

The rules of Autcraft are simple. No bullying, no griefing, no stealing. There's a survival arena and a hide-and-seek minigame module, all under the watchful eyes of a small cabal of moderators. Stuart "AutismFather" Duncan is always a private message away. He used to work as a web developer, but today he runs the server full-time. It's a peaceful place: a private, whitelisted Minecraft community built specifically for autistic children, their families, and their friends....


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Cool story. 

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How to Develop an “Inner Coach” in teens with ADHD and Executive Dysfunction

How to Develop an “Inner Coach” in teens with ADHD and Executive Dysfunction | LD | Scoop.it
We love our children and when we see them struggling with school or in their social lives we want to do everything we can to help them. This is especially true if they have any one of a number of developmental challenges such as ADHD/ADD, executive dysfunction, a learning disability or a disorde
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Study Backs Therapeutic Benefits Of Horseback Riding

Study Backs Therapeutic Benefits Of Horseback Riding | LD | Scoop.it
Horseback riding is frequently offered for people with developmental disabilities and now a new analysis suggests that the activity really does have a
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