Archive for February, 2010

Avoiding Flying Iguanas by Michele Pentyliuk

Posted in Articles, Experts Speak on February 25th, 2010 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

Michele Pentyliuk is a registered psychologist and respected expert in psycho-educational assessments. She is an active volunteer and advocate, and well respected speaker and teacher.  In this article, Michele  writes about the importance of considering many variables from different sources when conducting a psycho-educational assessment. The situations which Michele discusses are based on real people, […]

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Things Not to Say to Learning Disabled People (or Their Parents) by Dr. Peter Flom

Posted in Articles, Peter's Journey on February 24th, 2010 by Kathryn Burke – 7 Comments

Peter Flom has his Ph.D in Psychometrics from Fordham University and an MA in Special Education from New York University. He has his own consulting firm where he specializes in helping graduate students and researchers in psychology, education, economics and the social sciences with all aspects of statistical analysis. He is also a parent, husband, […]

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Sometimes We Are Angry and Frustrated: A Parent’s Perspective by Kathryn Burke

Posted in Kathryn's Column on February 22nd, 2010 by Kathryn Burke – 2 Comments

I am not normally an angry person. But, I have been angry the last few weeks and this feeling has been building for a while. Why? Our son is at a pivotal transition point in his educational career. I suspect that I am not just angry, but frustrated and apprehensive. Those latter two emotions are […]

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What’s in a Name? by Denise Goegan

Posted in Articles, Denise's Journey on February 18th, 2010 by Kathryn Burke – 2 Comments

Denise Goegan is a highly successful university student who lives with a learning disability. She is also an advocate and frequent guest speaker at conferences with her mother, speaking about different aspects of advocacy. She has a regular contributor to LDExperience. Many times when my mother and I give presentations about our family’s journey, parents […]

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The Stages of Acceptance of Non-Verbal Learning Disability: How I Came to Terms with My NLD by Peter Flom

Posted in Articles, Peter's Journey on February 16th, 2010 by Kathryn Burke – 2 Comments

Peter Flom has his Ph.D in Psychometrics from Fordham University and an MA in Special Education from New York University. He has his own consulting firm where he specializes in helping graduate students and researchers in psychology, education, economics and the social sciences with all aspects of statistical analysis. He is also a parent, husband, […]

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LD has been a Gift to Me by April Johnson

Posted in Articles, Growing Up LD on February 15th, 2010 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

I have been trying for weeks to come up with a story that would be a tear jerker or something that makes me mad about learning disabilities, and yes, I have come up with a few things that makes me mad, but that is not the story I really want to talk about.  The story […]

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LD should not stand for Little Dirty Secret by Kathryn Burke

Posted in Kathryn's Column on February 8th, 2010 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

This is the second version of this article that I have written. Last week, I had a different version of this editorial completed and ready to post. I decided to let it “cure” for a day or two. It always amazes me how leaps of logic and other writing misdemeanours jump out when a draft […]

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