Posted on 8/28/2018
It has long been known, but only spoken of in hushed tones by university professors sitting in darkened rooms wearing Fat Elvis masks, that pre-Kindergarten “jump-start” (aka, “push-down”)...
Posted on 5/13/2003
ADHD IS PRICE WE PAY FOR 'PSYCHOLOGICAL' CHILD REARING
A fellow recently asked if it were true, as he had heard, that I "don't believe" in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
Posted on 4/9/2002
AUTHORS WAGE WAR ON RITALIN, TV
Go into almost any elementary school in America just before noon and you'll see a slowly moving line of children outside the main office. Ask and you'll be told...
Posted on 1/16/1997
IF EVALUATION REVEALS DYSLEXIA, BE SURE CHILD WILL BE TAUGHT BY CORRECT METHOD
Q. My 6-year-old is having difficulty learning to read, and his teacher - who teaches by what she calls the...
Posted on 11/18/1994
IT'S BEST NOT TO DEFINE A CHILD BY A CATEGORY
Peruse the Child Care section of any major chain bookstore today and you will find books on the ADD (attention deficit disorder) child, the LD...
Posted on 1/7/1994
LEARNING DISABILITY IS A CHALLENGE; IT DOESN'T MEAN A CHILD CAN'T LEARN
Q. What is a learning disability?
A. The term "learning disability'' refers to an insidious neurological or...
Posted on 7/3/1992
UNPROVEN THEORIES ON DYSLEXIA ARE NO HELP, DESPITE WHAT OTHERS SAY
A learning disabilities specialist in Long Beach, Calif., advises that I
educate myself. A psychologist in Pennsylvania...
Posted on 6/26/1992
WHAT WE CALL DYSLEXIA MAY JUST BE A CHILD'S MATURITY LEVEL
Q. Our 8-year-old son, a third-grader, was recently tested because of
reading difficulties and found to be dyslexic. According to...
Posted on 2/21/1992
PULLING SLOW KIDS OUT OF CLASS FOR EXTRA HELP? BETTER NOT
Q. You seem opposed to serving the special needs of learning disabled
children during school hours. If I read you correctly, you...
Posted on 12/23/1990
LEARNING-DISABLED NEED A CAN-DO' APPROACH
Q. I just finished reading your latest book, "Ending the Homework
Hassle," and I'm disappointed. Your plan for getting children to be