Archive for March, 2010

Some Simple Truths About Advocacy by Marty Hornstein

Posted in Articles, Experts Speak on March 31st, 2010 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

Listen to an audio version of this article. Some Simple Truths about Advocacy by Marty Hornstein Marty Hornstein is the Executive Director of the Calgary Chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta, a position he has held for several years. He has extensive experience helping people to advocate for their children or themselves. Drawing […]

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The Power of Love by Kathryn Burke

Posted in Kathryn's Column on March 29th, 2010 by Kathryn Burke – 5 Comments

Listen to this article in MP3 audio format — Power of Love- March 29, 2010 Recording I love Harry Potter. I consider the series author, J.K. Rowling, brilliant. The Harry Potter novels present an engaging story of magic and good versus evil. I could write for several pages about how the series can be used […]

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Taking a different look at population statistics of people living with learning disabilities (Or If all the people with learning disabilities lived in one place, there would be a whole lot of traffic jams!) by Kathryn Burke

Posted in Kathryn's Column on March 24th, 2010 by Kathryn Burke – 2 Comments

I am a self confessed data geek. I find numbers compelling. But, I know, from experience, that while people are able to accurately regurgitate statistics, population figures or incidence levels, they may not have internalized the meaning and implications of the numbers. I have seen a faraway look come into the eyes of audiences when […]

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Learning Disabilities as a Mountain by Dr. Peter Flom

Posted in Articles, Peter's Journey on March 10th, 2010 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

Dr. Peter Flom is an adult living with Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities.  In this insightful piece, he equates learning disabilities to a mountain. He then outlines some strategies for dealing with that mountain! The mountain as an analogy for learning disability I view nonverbal learning disability (NLD) (or any disability) as a mountain between where we […]

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These ‘Special Needs’ Learners Shaped My Life by Dr. Stephen Murgatroyd

Posted in Articles, Experts Speak on March 8th, 2010 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

Stephen Murgatroyd has his PhD in psychology from The Open University of the United Kingdom. He is a respected author and consultant whose insightful pieces have been published in periodicals all over the world. In this article, he looks back almost four decades ago to when he taught 16 students in Wales. His insights about […]

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“Struggling to Be Social” by Dina Hendzel

Posted in Articles, Dina's Journey on March 3rd, 2010 by Kathryn Burke – 2 Comments

Listen to this article in audio: Struggling to be Social by Dina Hendzel Dina Hendzel is a regular contributor to LDExperience. She discovered that she had learning disabilities while obtaining a university degree. She works in the non-profit sector, providing support to people with learning disabilities. All those who work with her would strongly agree […]

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“I Am Who I Am Because of My Disabilities”: Perspectives of a Resilient Post-Secondary Student by Jason Ford

Posted in Articles, Growing Up LD on March 1st, 2010 by Kathryn Burke – 3 Comments

Jason is 22 years old, has LD, ADHD, and, in his words, “just enough OCD to make things interesting!” He is currently in his third year of a four year business degree program and volunteers with children with learning challenges. His intent is to obtain a degree in Education once he has completed his business […]

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