Seeking support early key to success for students with learning disabilities

TORONTO – Samuel Pereira was diagnosed with a learning disability when he was eight, but as he aged and his workload increased so, too, did his challenges in the classroom.”One of my issues was processing,” he recalled. “I have all of the information, I know what I want to put down on a piece of… Read More Seeking support early key to success for students with learning disabilities

Westminster Schools of Augusta program aims to help students with learning disabilities

Wearing an eyepatch over his left eye, Hogan McCully carefully traced the symbols that filled a sheet of paper.At an open house and informational meeting Satur­day, the Westminster Schools of Augusta seventh-grader demonstrated one of the cognitive activities of Arrow­smith, a pilot program the school has implemented to help students with learning disabilities like himself.It’s… Read More Westminster Schools of Augusta program aims to help students with learning disabilities

Grant to help create workshop for students with learning disabilities

The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation gave the organization $49,802 in funds. The grant will help the center create a pilot workshop for 25 select elementary school students to learn organizational skillsl.An advisory team for the program was already created with the funds. The team includes staff at the Reynolds Center, 5 teachers, and… Read More Grant to help create workshop for students with learning disabilities

Program supports students with learning disabilities

According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, 10 percent of college- age students with learning disabilities are enrolled in a four-year institution in the U.S., compared with 28 percent of all college-age students.More and more universities are working to increase retention and long-term success among this minority. Gannon University, in particular, has proven itself… Read More Program supports students with learning disabilities

Village Academy helps students with learning disabilities

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (WJLA) – There is a new school for boys in Prince George’s County and it’s the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic.It’s called the Village Academy, a place for students with learning disabilities to get special attention and tools for success.The academy teaches students about carpentry, among other things,… Read More Village Academy helps students with learning disabilities

Post-secondary schools pitch to students with learning disabilities

Two of Ottawa’s post-secondary schools are reaching out to prospective students with learning disabilities.The Make the cut  (College/University Transition) program is a partnership between Carleton University and Algonquin College, aimed at students with disabilities such as attention deficit disorder. Hundreds of teenagers gathered in a room at Algonquin Wednesday to hear from students who have… Read More Post-secondary schools pitch to students with learning disabilities