LD IN CANADA. An article in the Toronto Globe and Mail takes a look at learning disabilities in Canada. The article, titled "How Kids Outsmart Learning Disabiities," features a 22-year-old aspiring surgeon who says he studies three times as long as his classmates to make up for his learning disability. The article also mentions six characteristics of people with LDs who succeed in life. Find the article.
NCLD on its site has a personal account by an NCLD intern on self-confidence as the key to success. Jillian Levy discloses what it was like to learn about her LD and what her transition to college was like. She writes, "just because you learn differently doesn’t mean you can’t learn and achieve your biggest dreams." Read more.
COGMED WORKING MEMORY TRAINING. A new study examines evidence related to whether this branded training works, and concludes that the evidence doesn't support the company's claims. Read about the study.