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You don't have to "Live With" a Learning Problem
You don't have to "Live With" a Learning Problem

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What do you know about Dyslexia? If you are like most people, then you know that it affects children but did you know that it also affects adults? Now Dyslexia is more commonly known about than Dyspraxia is. What is Dyspraxia? Essentially, this is a coordination problem and symptoms often include being labeled as “clumsy”.

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For a group of school librarians and teachers in Charlottesville, VA, summer doesn’t mean lying out in the sun with a glass of lemonade.

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Connecticut test scores are valuable for students who are working towards a diploma but there are details that have many people concerned with the future of Connecticut schools. Students working towards a diploma will want to keep their standardized test scores on the rise. New data suggests that the trend could become a problem for many students out there.

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Yoshihito Isogawa makes fascinating “drawbots.” His robots are built out of LEGO parts and create intricate spiral art. The base of Yashihito’s machine is an inverted Lego base. Underneath the base are magnets mounted on gears from Lego education kits. The artist/tinkerer lays a sheet of paper over the base and allows pen holders – made from LEGO bricks, common ink pens, and what appear to be paper clips securing the pens to the bricks – to move in unison with the spinning magnets below.

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In yet another attempt to make math fun for children, Ali Bauman reported Sunday, a festival in Lower Manhattan sought to do just that. One man who appeared as a mime at the event is actually a college mathematics professor. His lesson at the was about infinity, and his classroom was the first ever New York Math Festival – put on by the National Museum of Mathematics. Scientists believe that making math fun for students can actually leave them with a want to learn the subject instead of simply being turned off by something they find boring.

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The prescription of Adderall poses unique complications for student-athletes. The medicine is widely abused by young people as both a party drug and as a performance enhancer. As such, it is banned for use by athletes by the NCAA. While athletes can get a waiver, the process requires many weeks and hundreds of dollars to obtain through an approved medical provider.

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The largest brain imaging study on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has led scientists to say the condition should be considered a neurological disorder, not just a behavioral one. The brain structures of children with ADHD differ in small but significant ways from those of normally developing children, according to the findings, which were published online in the journal Lancet Psychiatry on Feb. 15. Up to 11 percent of U.S. children and around 5 percent of U.S. adults have been diagnosed with ADHD, which causes symptoms like difficulty paying attention, impulsiveness, irritability, and forgetfulness.

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Did you know that ADHD can affect over millions of adults that are currently in the workforce? Out of those millions of adults, did you know that there are many symptoms that can affect your work performance or that can even shape the way that we work? Chances are that those with ADHD that can hold down a steady job, they will make less than their peers.

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Are you a big fan of children’s book illustrations? There’s good news for you. A new exhibit entitled “Igniting the Imagination,” which opened this week at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington D.C. The exciting display features almost 30 works of art from Mazza Museum’s extensive collection of children’s book illustrations at the University of Findlay in Ohio.

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Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disorders, with every one in ten people experiencing it. While it can be easily worked through, it often gets treated as simple laziness or as a sign of a low IQ. Jaslok Hospital, located in India, is looking to change perceptions of this disorder by creating a special captcha that mimics what dyslexics see so the rest of us can be a tad more empathetic.
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