Dyslexia: Learning Disability or Entrepreneurial Advantage?

Submitted by Elliot S. Weissbluth I was first diagnosed with dyslexia as a child, and then again 20 years later as an adult law school student. Dyslexia affects each individual a little differently, but generally creates difficulties for processing written language. It is often characterized as a “learning disability.” Early on, I struggled to keep up in…

Why We Need More Girls in STEM

Submitted by Melissa Davidson “One of the things that I really strongly believe in is that we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half the population that is way underrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of talent…not being encouraged the way they…

Tips for Parents: Working with your LBLD student, Part 3

Homework: Importance and Procedures for Success Submitted by Gail Kent Ever have difficulty figuring out how to help your child with homework? Why is homework so important anyway? Homework is used to reinforce skills and information learned during class time. It is important for students because it allows them to further interact with material and…

Successful Online Learning

Submitted by Danika McClure Distance learning is a trend that has rapidly expanded in recent years. Reports by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System indicate that nearly 5.5 million had enrolled in at least one online course in 2012, and an additional 2.6 million students were enrolled in fully online programs–and there’s significant evidence that…

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 may be at a higher risk of summer slump than their peers (Christodoulou et…

Painted Yellow Lines

At Landmark School‘s recent commencement ceremony, graduate Matthew Pramas ’16 sheds light on what it means to learn differently and reminds his classmates that it can have its advantages.  I remember sitting on the swings, 11 years ago, on a beautiful spring day. My teacher let my class out to recess for the last 20 minutes…

Dyslexia: Making Learning Relevant

Recently, we spoke to Dean Bragonier, founder of Noticeability, a non profit enabling students with dyslexia to cultivate their strengths and providing tools to the adults that serve them. Dean will also be addressing our graduates and families at Landmark’s 2016 commencement. What was the inspiration for starting Noticeability? I have an eight-year old son…

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Submitted by: Linda Gross, M.A., CCC-SLP  In recognition of May is Better Hearing and Speech Month here are some classroom tips to help students. While these tips are meant for the classroom, they can be applied in almost any setting. Avoid asking, “Do you understand?” or “Does that make sense?” Rather, ask students to repeat…

The Power of Self-Expression

This last month the Boston Globe announced their Scholastic Art Awards.  I was blown away by the technical skill and visual expression, but even more so for the depth conveyed through the art. I was particularly struck by an emotional series of charcoal pieces inspired by the phrase, “Something You Hide”…

The Flipped Classroom: For the LBLD Student

If you are an educator, you have probably heard of the Flipped Classroom. It is all the rage right now, and for good reason. The concept is simple, though the implementation can be quite varied. Here’s the big idea: