January 1, 2010

Children with reading disabilities and other learning disabilities often struggle to remember what other children easily remember. This struggle often frustrates, stresses, and confuses them. As such, they often berate themselves mercilessly: “I never remember anything...

January 1, 2010

These are difficult times for the field of education. In these unstable times it is important to leave our frustration with the state of education and finances at the door when working with our students with learning differences. This is especially so given what we kno...

Cognitive-behavioral interventions have been shown to effectively teach students with learning disabilities in mathematics, reading and writing (Lyon, Fletcher, Fuchs, & Chhabra, 2006). An excellent example of a cognitive-behavioral intervention is self-regulated strat...

January 1, 2010

Although many of us experience temporary states of anxiety and loneliness, the close friendships that we have act as a support system during times of distress. For children with Learning Disabilities (LD) feelings of anxiety and loneliness can be a persistent way of li...

January 1, 2010

During my first few years as a third-grade homeroom teacher, I primarily used a basal reading series to “teach” reading to my students. I did this because this was the reading program of choice in that particular school. At the time, I didn’t know enough about literacy...

January 1, 2010

There are many books on learning disabilities (LDs), many of which provide important theoretical, practical, and socio-emotional guidance to the educators and parents of LD children, so as to facilitate the developmental processes of these children. One such work of pa...

January 1, 2010

Much of learning mathematics involves memory–whether it is committing things to long term memory for later recall, like addition or multiplication facts, or short term memory when recalling steps to follow when carrying out multidigit calculations or solving a multi-st...

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