NO-BRAINER? AT LEAST NO PRE-FRONTAL BRAINER…

Late Breaking News from Neuroscience: My particular area of interest is the intersection of stress, learning disabilities, and ADHD, and I’m excited to tell you about a fantastic article in the Neuroscience section of the April 2012 issue of Scientific American called “This is Your Brain on Meltdown.” This easy to read article summarizes new…

LEARNING FOR EACH OTHER

To be an adult with dyslexia is often a very isolating experience. Once people finish their formal education, there is no longer a support structure outside of the family. As adults, many people feel embarrassed to admit that they have dyslexia and fear that disclosing the condition in the workplace will have a negative impact…

RAISING MY HAND AT THE DINNER TABLE

I grew up in a family of teachers. After long days of teaching, my parents would put dinner on the table and discuss their classes, faculty meetings, and new ideas they were passionate about. When I was in elementary school, I sometimes couldn’t tell the difference between dinner table conversation and a classroom discussion, so…

NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF TRANSITION

When we first came to Landmark School our son was starting fifth grade. We were told by Karl Pulkkinen* that it’s never too early to start thinking about transition. Our son is now finishing seventh grade and, with just one academic year left before high school, these words ring all too true. For parents of…