Archive for October, 2010

What’s happening now? by Kathryn Burke

Posted in Kathryn's Journey on October 26th, 2010 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

Our son is now in his first year of high school.  The previous post, Freckles, Blue Eyes and LD, describe events to the end of grade 6.  For those of you who are doing the math, there are three years of stories that remain to be written. I have been writing. At the suggestion and […]

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Saying Thanks to the Heroes Among Us by Kathryn Burke

Posted in Kathryn's Column on October 25th, 2010 by Kathryn Burke – 3 Comments

I received an email this weekend. Its optimistic message deserves to be shared. It was from the mother of a young man who is an honours student in Grade 12.  There are many students on the honour role in high school. What makes this situation different is that this student has learning disabilities. When he […]

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Reactions to the Phrase “I Have A Learning Disability” by Denise Goegan

Posted in Articles, Denise's Journey on October 14th, 2010 by Kathryn Burke – 2 Comments

I always find it interesting when someone first hears that I have LD. There are a number of reactions they can have and I never know what to expect. I think the hardest part of LD sometimes is that it is a hidden disability. In comparison, its not very often that a blind person has […]

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Sorting out Sensory Issues at School by Lori Fankhanel and Betty Dean

Posted in Articles, SPD on October 12th, 2010 by Kathryn Burke – 1 Comment

Michael is a third grade student who is waiting for the school bus. He is challenged by sensory experiences during everyday activities that most of us don’t even think about. While he’s still reeling from the battle with mom over brushing his teeth (that peppermint toothpaste tastes like fire in his mouth) the school bus […]

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