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DO SCHOOLS KILL CREATIVITY?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

WHAT IS DYSLEXIA?

Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn't always the same. This difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum -- one that doesn't necessarily fit with labels like "normal" and "defective." Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of the human brain.

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION IN CHILDREN: WHY IT MATTERS AND HOW TO HELP

Harvard Health explains what executive function is and how you can help your child with these fundamental skills.

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DYSLEXIC STRENGTHS

Celebrities including Sir Richard Branson, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom and Maggie Aderin-Pocock join expert teachers from two world leading dyslexia schools to share their wisdom and expertise in these inspirational Dyslexia Awareness Training films produced by Made By Dyslexia.

GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ADHD SYMPTOMS

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common conditions diagnosed in children. Symptoms of ADHD often include difficulty focusing, sitting still, and staying organized. There are significant differences in how the condition manifests in boys and girls. This can affect how ADHD is recognized and diagnosed.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN
504 AND IEP

Both Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 plans can offer formal help for K–12 students who are struggling in school. They’re similar in some ways but very different in others.

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GRIT: THE POWER OF PASSION AND PERSEVERANCE | ANGELA LEE DUCKWORTH

As Duckworth defines it, grit is passion and sustained persistence applied toward long-term achievement, with no particular concern for rewards or recognition along the way. It combines resilience, ambition, and self-control in the pursuit of goals that take months, years, or even decades.

THE UNHEARD STORY OF DAVID AND GOLIATH / MALCOLM GLADWELL

The age old story is about power, but where does advantage lie? This question is at the center of everything from the wars that we fight overseas, to the way we educate children, to the way we fight crime at home, to the way we understand disabilities.

THROUGH YOUR

CHILD'S EYES

See kids of different ages talk about how it feels to learn and think differently — and what helps them thrive. (Videos of students with challenges in reading, math, writing, attention, and organization.)