Education and Learning Disabilities

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 […]

Academic, social or behavioral? Can they be separated?

School age children with learning disabilities often have difficulties. Sometimes, people (teachers, parents, administrators, psychologists, the kids themselves) try to divide the problems into academic, social and behavioral.  Maybe this is sometimes useful, but often, it’s a false division. All three play into each other in a sort of vicious circle; and the start of […]

Living with a Learning Disability

I never saw an executive function

In the field of learning disabilities there is a lot of talk about executive function.  The NCLD has a whole page about it.  It involves Executive function is a set of mental processes that helps connect past experience with present action. People use it to perform activities such as planning, organizing, strategizing, paying attention to […]

Accommodations at home

In previous posts I’ve looked at accommodations at work and at school and I’ve asked “who are they accommodating?” Now, accommodations at home for people with nonverbal learning disorder. People spend quite a bit of time at home, although a lot of it is spent sleeping. For instance, a child may get home from school […]