Learning Disabilities

Unusual Genetic Condition Is The Subject Of Fundraising Walk Next Week In DelcoA walk next weekend aims to bring attention to a rare syndrome that results in learning disabilities, but an extremely outgoing personality as well.
Children With Sleep Disorders May Lose More Than A Few WinksWhen children have difficulty sleeping it can lead to daytime sleeping, irritability, learning difficulties and behavioral problems.
Psychiatric Lyme DiseaseWhen people talk about Lyme disease they talk about issues like arthritis, but Lyme can do far more damage in other areas - including the brain.
Program Helps Special Needs Students Transition To WorkplaceSpecialized Education Services, a 56-school network in 12 states, helps students with behavioral and learning disabilities transition to work or college.
Philadelphia Charter Operators Developing Post-Graduation Strategies For Students With DisabilitiesCharter school operators were putting their heads together to help students with learning disabilities after they graduate, and were swapping ideas at a forum at Children's Hospital.
Author: America Is Going About Drug Addiction All WrongDrug addiction remains a stubborn problem in the U.S., ruining individuals and families and costing society a bundle. But an author says we're going about this all wrong.
Ability Grouping - Is It Back?Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, indicates a resurgence of ability grouping, from 28% in 1998 to 71% in 2009. This may be cheating the lower-grouped students.
Online Course About ADHDDr. Tony Rostain, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is teaching an online course on ADHD through Coursera. It’s free. Learn more about it here.
A Chance For College Students Who Have FounderedThe Bridge Program at Landmark College recruits students who have failed or dropped out of traditional colleges, and helps them master skills and better study habits and return to their previous institutions.
Preemies Lag In Reading And MathChildren born at 37-38 weeks rather than at full-term 40-41 weeks, have lower academic achievement, according to the journal <em>Pediatrics</em>.
Criteria For Special Education PlacementAs the number of students in special education classes swells, some educators question whether the children have legitimate disabilities, or they are failing or unruly for other reasons.
High-Tech Helps Kids With Reading Disabilities