What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability?

Landmark360.org launched the five-part series What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability? to define and explain Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLD), offer tips on remediation, highlight the importance of early intervention, and give readers a glimpse into the life a family with a child with LBLD. Read these posts and give us feedback. We’re eager to know what you…

Language-Based Learning Disabilities on the Homefront

This is part five of the five-part series, What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability? In part one, Bob Broudo talks about the early awareness of and research into Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLDs), part two is primer on LBLDs, part three discusses remediation, and four highlights the importance of early intervention. By Angela Timpone Gowans After I returned from the grocery store for the third…

It’s a Myth That Young Children Cannot Be Screened for Dyslexia

This is part four of the five-part series, What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability? In part one, Bob Broudo talks about the early awareness of and research into Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLDs). Part two is primer on LBLDs, part three discusses remediation, and five will feature a day-in-the-life of a family with children with LBLD. Originally published on the International Dyslexia…

Help Your Struggling Learner: Remediation Is a Key to Success

By Christine Ozahowski This is part three of the five-part series, What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability? In part one, Bob Broudo talks about the early awareness of and research into Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLDs). Part two is primer on LBLDs, four will discuss early intervention, and five will feature a day-in-the-life of a family with children with…

Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLD): A Primer

By Melody O’Neil In part one of the five-part series, What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability?, Bob Broudo talks about the early awareness of and research into Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLDs). This is part two. Part three will discuss remediation, four early intervention, and five a day-in-the-life of a family with children with LBLD. Language-Based Learning Disabilities…

What We Know About LBLD and Learning

This is part one of the five-part series, What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability? Part two is a primer on LBLD, three discusses remediation, four early intervention, and five is a day-in-the-life of a family with children with LBLD. By Bob Broudo We KNOW that the awareness of dyslexia and Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLD) began around…

The Voices of Students Like Me

By Natalie Tamburello When you think about social movements that you learned about growing up, what do you remember? What do you see in your mind’s eye? For a moment, reflect on your experience when you learned about the civil rights movement. Were you sitting at your desk in a darkened history classroom, watching Dr. King…

The Importance of Purposeful Play in Early Education

By Melissa Davidson Every time you see a child playing superheroes, digging in the sand, or chasing a classmate at recess, they are playing with purpose. To a casual observer, it may seem like they are just having fun and being kids. But it all has value and meaning to a child. “Purposeful play” can…

Beyond Gold Stars: Fostering Intrinsic Motivation in Struggling Readers

By Abigail McFee Every summer, struggling readers in first through fourth grade participate in Tufts University’s Summer Reading Program for a month of remediation—and empowerment. Some skip through the door, seemingly filled with mirth at the idea of their alternative “summer camp.” Others are hesitant. They have just been told that the skill that presents them…

Writing the College Essay

By Suzanne Crossman Writing the college essay is a demanding and often overwhelming task for students. Summer is a great time for students to begin the essay-writing process, when they aren’t juggling academics, extracurriculars, and college applications. Parents can help guide students through this process by providing some direct instruction. What is the purpose of…

Prevent Summer Learning Loss Before It Happens

Submitted by Joanna A. Christodoulou Reading activities during the summer can play an important role in helping students maintain their reading skills. Summer slump, or the potential for academic skills to regress during school vacation, is a concern for many students. Children with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, may be at a higher risk of…

Making the Most of Your Summer

By Kerri Coen Tips for Rising Seniors & Their Parents Rising seniors will be busy this fall exploring many different post-secondary options. Students and parents can work together over the summer to prepare for this process—and make it less stressful once school starts. Take a look at these tips that will give your student a jump-start on post-graduation…