Monday, January 3, 2011

Parents Pick - Books

This was taken from The Great Schools website-

Here are 2 books recommendations- they look helpful!

The Shut-Down Learner
The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child
by Richard SelznickSentient (January 2009)
I love this book because Dr. Selznick explains how while not all children learn the same way, they are often taught with methodologies that don't work for the spatial learner. Self-esteem takes a beating when a child sees his friends "getting it." So these bright, gifted children are left to feel stupid, not only because they can't learn the way others do, but also because the expectations of the teachers are that they should be learning. This was a great help to me in beginning to understand my child and advocate for his education.

The Dyscalculia Toolkit
The Dyscalculia Toolkit: Supporting Learning Difficulties in Maths
by Ronit BirdSage (2007)
To express math ideas, this book advises using concrete examples (with lots of explanation) before using abstract illustrations and then even more abstract math symbols, numerals, and language. While it oversimplifies the symptoms of dyscalculia, the book does show how certain teaching methods can pose barriers to learning for the learning disabled.

Happy New Years!

Have a Happy and Healthy 2011!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Learning Styles

Check out the below link to learn your
You can take a learning style test to find out more about yourself!
Understanding learning styles is useful for everyone especially for people with Learning Disabilities and ADHD.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

FREE Library program

Attention 2nd and 3rd grade Students
This is a great Free program!

North Royalton Library
Dates: Monday evenings October 18, 25, November 1 and 8th
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Fee: Free
Maple Heights Library
Dates: Tuesday evenings October 19, 26, November 2 and 9th
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Fee: Free
Please register in person, or by calling the branch or visiting

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


This could be a helpful resources to many-check it out!

I posted the article from American Foundation for the Blind and National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

Audio textooks from Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic Are Now Accessible on the Intel Reader

Posted by: Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
Date: 08/02/2010
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic® (RFB&D®), the nation’s largest provider of educational audio textbooks, announced that its more than 270,000 members can now use the Intel® Reader to access and enjoy its entire collection of DAISY-formatted audiobooks.
The Intel Reader captures images of printed text, converts the text into speech, and now also plays RFB&D DAISY-formatted audio for people with a reading-based learning disability or visual impairment. "Intel Reader is another terrific addition to our assistive technology portfolio," says Peter Beran, Senior Vice President, Information Technology for RFB&D. "With so many of our members eagerly awaiting developments like this, we’re pleased to offer yet another means for them to access and efficiently navigate our downloadable content."
Getting started with the Intel Reader is easy for RFB&D members. They can simply log into their online accounts on the RFB&D website to obtain a free User Authorization Key (UAK), install it on the device, and download their DAISY audiobooks. The content can then be transferred to the Intel Reader and listened to anytime, anywhere. The device stores members’ third-party content access keys for their convenience. For more information on the RFB&D UAK process, visit
Users will also need to download the Intel Reader 1.0.1 software upgrade to enable their device to access RFB&D content. The upgrade and instructions on how to install it is available at
"Through personal experience and our work with organizations such as RFB&D, we know that individuals with learning differences thrive on choice," says Ben Foss, director of Access Technology at Intel. "We’re proud to help RFB&D members enhance their educational success and quality of life by enabling users of the Intel Reader to have effective access to their reading materials."
About the Intel® Reader
The Intel Reader transforms printed text to the spoken word. It combines a high-resolution camera with the power of an Intel® Atom™ processor. Read on the spot, or store text for later listening. Easy-to-use buttons, audio and visual navigation, and straightforward menus keep things simple. Weighing just over a pound and about the size of a paperback book, the mobile Intel Reader can be used at school, work, home, or on the go. The Intel Reader is the result of the real-life experiences, coupled with decades of technology innovation and Intel’s commitment to proactive healthcare and wellness. Find out more about the Intel Reader at

Age Groups
All ages (birth to 26)Parents of children with visual impairments
Interest Categories
Assistive technology/helpful products
Contact: , Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
Phone: (866) 732-3545

Friday, August 27, 2010

Back-to-School Tips for Special Education Teachers

Top 10 list of back-to-school tip-s that we hope will make managing your special education program a little easier

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cool Summer Reading Program

Attention 2-5th grade students
Check out this FREE
CALL ASAP few spots are left

Branch: Beachwood - Meeting Room A
Type of Event: Special
Date: Wednesdays at 7PM, 6/16-7/21 6 weeks
Children going into 2 - 5 grades will have the opportunity to improve their reading skills by reading aloud to very special dogs this summer.
Each reader will be paired with a certified therapy dog for 20 minutes of reading for a 6 week session. Times are 7:00 PM, 7:20 PM and 7:40 PM. Program runs June 16 - July 21.Presented by Cuyahoga County Public Library and Cleveland's Pet Pals Program of University Hospital.Call the Beachwood Branch at 216.831.6868 beginning Wednesday, June 2 to register for this exciting program.