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Every child deserves to be seen, supported, and celebrated. Sometimes that’s not so easy. When a child faces a challenge–whether it’s Asperger’s or Autism, learning disabilities, anxiety, sensory issues, physical disability, giftedness, or simply being “out of sync”–every day can feel like an uphill climb. Join parenting author Susan Stiffelman for a free series: Raising...
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A new video series–Dyslexiaville— has come out developed by Academy Award winning director/producer Peggy Stern (Best Animated Short, 2006 – The Moon and the Son:  An Imagined Conversation), that is created by and for kids with a diagnosis of dyslexia and other learning differences.  I watched the first video and it was hilarious – lots of...
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Today I led a full-day workshop (9am-4pm) on ”Neurodiversity in the Classroom:  Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Learning Disabilities Succeed in School and Life,” sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates here in Canada.  It was a terrific group of forty educators who shared their success experiences in working with students with special needs that...
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Last week I had a one-hour video conversation with Elisheva Schwartz for her website ”Questing to Decode the Power of the Dyslexic Mind through Conversations About Intelligence, Neurodiversity, Optimized Learning Environments, Post-Traumatic Growth, and the Science of Flourishing.”   We talked about the problems with special education and how the emerging neurodiversity movement provides a...
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On November 13, 2013, I did a webinar for the organization Dyslexic Advantage, founded by Drs. Fernette and Brock Eide.   As noted on their website, ”Dyslexic Advantage is a 501c3 non-profit charity that seeks to create a world where the strengths and talents of dyslexic people are celebrated and where every dyslexic child and adult can flourish...
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