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Beyond Ritalin: An Alternative Therapy for Kids with ADHD
While it’s estimated that 6 million children will take Ritalin or other stimulant medications, that doesn’t mean that it’s right for your child. Read on for an alternative therapy to ADHD, cognitive skills training, to see if it's a better fit for your little one. (read the story...)

How to Identify an Early Learning Disability in Your Child, with Tips for How You Can Help at Home
While children and teens with learning disabilities are often “diagnosed” in middle school or high school, many disabilities can actually be prevented by intervention at a much earlier age. Read these tips from the experts to find out how. (read the story...)

The Truth About Dyslexia
There are many misunderstandings about dyslexia. Here, Wendy Burt-Thomas separates fact from myth about the condition. (read the story...)

Does My Child Have a Disability?
If parents are concerned that their child is “different”, it could just mean they are “delayed"... (read the story...)

Is Your Child Struggling in School?
With all the busy schedules of children today, it is harder than ever to motivate them in the school setting. But it’s important for parents to help keep kids on track. Here's a game plan! (read the story...)

Reading the Signs: Diagnosing Dyslexia
My 9-year-old daughter has been having trouble in school. Her math and science skills are terrific, but she can't seem to grasp the basics of reading and writing. Her teachers suspect that she might have dyslexia. What is dyslexia? (read the story...)

My Child Has To Be Tested!
Maybe the teacher has contacted you. Maybe the pediatrician has raised some questions. Now they have agreed that your child should be referred for testing. What are they looking for? (read the story...)

Teaching Reading to Dyslexic Kids
The system goes awry in concluding that the solution for dyslexics is to be found in sound analysis training. (read the story...)

Dyslexia - The latest word on this word disability
Bright, receptive and articulate kids can have dyslexia. Gifted kids can have dyslexia. What are the warning signs and how can you help your child win this word battle? (read the story...)

When Reading Is Just Too Hard
Our son, Isaac, was happy in kindergarten at the local public school. Although my husband, Paul, and I noticed that he couldn’t hold a crayon properly and alternated hands when he wrote his name, we weren’t concerned. This was kindergarten, after all. (read the story...)

Second Chance With School:A bright student takes his dyslexic mom where she’s never been - to the head of the class
I’m finally enjoying school. Instead of bearing the stigma “learning disabled” like a backwards scarlet letter, I’m seeing how the top students live. Except now it’s not my own book bag I swing on my way to a New York City public school. (read the story...)

Kids with Learning Disabilities: Could It Be Vision-Related?New study claims 60 percent can be helped by visual specialists
With nearly 2.9 million school-age children in the United States classified as learning disabled, new research suggests that up to 60 percent of these students may have undetected, correctable vision problems that could play a significant role in their disability, according to the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). (read the story...)

New school for kids with dyslexia
Dyslexic children will have one more educational option with the opening this coming school year of The Sterling Academy - Brooklyn's only private elementary school for dyslexic children. (read the story...)

New study offers proof on dyslexia
Imagine seeing the word "dog" but your brain reads it as "god". Imagine trying to read, and finding it hard to connect the squiggles on the page with the sound of the word. (read the story...)


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