Archive for November, 2009

The Not So Invisible “Invisible” Disability by Kathryn Burke

Posted in Kathryn's Column on November 26th, 2009 by Kathryn Burke – 5 Comments

A few weeks ago, I posted an editorial on LDExperience questioning why there is so little awareness about learning disabilities. In that piece, I described learning disabilities as being an invisible disability. The characterization of LD as an “invisible disability” is used often – to the point where it is has become a mantra among […]

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Why aren’t more people aware of learning disabilities? By Kathryn Burke

Posted in Kathryn's Column on November 10th, 2009 by Kathryn Burke – 14 Comments

Whether we accept the incidence level of 1 in 10 or the debated level of 1 in 5, the truth is that there are a lot of people living with learning disabilities in our communities. So, we must ask the question, “Why is it that there is so little knowledge and understanding about this invisible […]

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Bill Cosby Supporting Students with LD by Erin Bickell

Posted in Articles, Future Plans on November 9th, 2009 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

Our LD experiences can be varied and range from those that are extremely difficult to some which are just pure fun. The latter does not happen very often, so it is important that we celebrate and cherish these events. Reader Erin Bickell wrote to us about a fun event that occured in Calgary in early […]

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My Future Plans by Melissa Hall

Posted in Articles, Future Plans on November 7th, 2009 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

I was diagnosed with a writing learning disability in grade 6 after many years of hearing the same thing on my report card. I got no help in pubic school and was only given extra time, a computer and a noisy room to write tests in high school! I always had to fight for what I […]

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A Certain Memory By Dina Hendzel

Posted in Articles, Dina's Journey on November 3rd, 2009 by Kathryn Burke – 1 Comment

It has been almost 20 years now since I started high school.  I was a rebellious, angry child – I knew I was “different” than other people somehow, but not in the way that they thought, and so I acted out and preferred to get into trouble with various deviant peers, doing so whenever the […]

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