Education and Learning Disabilities

Figuring out how we learn best: Don’t change the peg, change the hole!

There is an old saying that “a square peg won’t fit in a round hole”. Yet much of education, especially for those of us with learning disabilities, seems to consist of trying to force a square peg into a round hole. But can we change the hole? People learn differently from one another. Not only […]

Accommodations: Who are they acccommodating?

In this post I discussed accommodations at school; in this one – accommodations at work; in a future post I will discuss accommodations at home. But today, I want to discuss a more general question: Who are they accommodating? In the ideal world, every accommodation would be designed to accommodate the person with the disability. […]

Accommodations at school

In a recent post I discussed accommodations at work. Now, I’ll discuss the much larger topic of accommodations at school. Larger, at least, because more has been written about it. The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has a whole page devoted to school accommodations; in fact, it’s more than one page because there are […]

Living with a Learning Disability

I will be speaking at the LDA of NJ conference in October

On October 19 the LDA of New Jersey will have a conference. The conference goes all day, from 8 to 4.  It will be held at the Livingston Campus Student Center of Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ. For full directions and registration see www.ldanj.org. I will be speaking from 2:30 to 4. My title is […]

10 things having a learning disability doesn’t change

People with learning disabilities have significant challenges in life; I am not one to minimize those. And there are ways we are different from neurotypical people and I don’t want to minimize those, either. But it’s easy to lose sight of the many things that having an LD doesn’t change. Here are some: We’re human. […]