Big school, small school, home school?

When trying to find a good school for a child with learning disabilities (particularly NVLD), one decision is mainstream vs. special education. I talked about that in an earlier post: Drowning in the Mainstream. But another decision, particularly if you decide against special education, is the size of the school. Clearly, schools vary in size […]

Thoughts on Peter Riffle’s keynote address at the New Jersey LDA meeting

In this post I gave my general impressions of the recent meeting of the New Jersey LDA. Now, I’d like to write a little about Peter Riffle, especially his keynote address. Peter Riffle is a teacher of learning disabled kids. He also is learning disabled himself (he has dyslexia). And he’s a great speaker.

Nonverbal learning disability: Ten things we wish our teachers knew

For a teacher, a child with nonverbal learning disability can be a puzzle. I am sure I was a puzzle to my teachers!  Here are some things I wish they had known: 1. Just because I’m disabled doesn’t mean I’m not abled.  There are things I can do badly, there are things I can do […]