As a new author, I had doubts about how good or bad my book was. I imagine most authors do. I also imagine every author likes getting positive reviews and dislikes negative ones, so I am humbled but happy that so far, my book Screwed up Somehow but not Stupid: Life with a Learning Disability… [Continue Reading]
The other day I gave a talk at the Gateway School of New York and I got into an interesting conversation about the word “disabled”. I am a fan of the word – as opposed to “learning differences” or some such – but the woman I was speaking with raised another point: Learning disabled sounds… [Continue Reading]
Next week I will be giving a talk at the LDA conference in Orlando. For those who can’t make it, here is the outline:
There is a saying “anything worth doing is worth doing well”. OK. That’s nice. But is it really true? I’d say “only sometimes”. Sometimes it’s false.
Book review: Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-verbal Learning Disabilities by Yvona Fast
Whether you or your child has AS or NLD, you are probably concerned about employment and career. Parents, even of young children with LD, express concern about what the child will “do” as an adult.
This is a great book. I’ve read many books about LD. I even wrote one book about LD! Many of the books are good. Many offer advice to parents or teachers or kids. But rarely, if ever, have I found an author that gets it. Rick LaVoie does. He gets what it’s like to be… [Continue Reading]
Many LD people have trouble with the sequencing of tasks. One sort of problem is simply remembering what order to do the things we do every day. Some people suggest putting up signs that say things like: Brush teeth, take shower, dry off, get dressed, pack bookbag …. and so on. If that works for… [Continue Reading]