Archive for February, 2011

What Doctors are Recommending to Other Doctors about Learning Disabilities by Kathryn Burke

Posted in Kathryn's Column on February 24th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 2 Comments

When we think about the team of professionals whom we connect with the field of learning disabilities, we most often identify  teachers, psychologists, and various rehabilitation professionals.  Physicians often are not on “the list.” This is a serious omission; I believe physicians are a vital member of the team of professionals who identify, diagnose and […]

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Someone Who Understands By Ruth L. Snyder

Posted in Articles, Mother's Perspectives on February 17th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 1 Comment

Two adorable but needy eighteen-month-old boys introduced me to the world of special needs. They also taught me how to be an effective advocate. Luke and Levi were born at 27 weeks gestation, each weighing less than 200 grams. Doctors doubted the twins would survive; a pediatrician said they would probably never walk, talk, or […]

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I call it cruelty. Speaking up as a mother of two children with exceptional needs by Lori Fankhanel

Posted in Articles, Mother's Perspectives on February 8th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 1 Comment

We have two children with exceptional needs. Our youngest has sensory processing disorder, dyspraxia, dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia. In the past three years, our child suffered traumatically at the hands of a special needs team who simply saw a child unable to meet what they were teaching. Their conclusion — he obviously could not learn. […]

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What I want family doctors and pediatricians to know about learning disabilities by Kathryn Burke

Posted in Kathryn's Column on February 3rd, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 5 Comments

    A parent is worried about their child. It may be a sense that something is not quite right in the way their little one is developing. It could be that their toddler or pre-schooler is having speech and language problems. Or, it could be that their very bright child is finding kindergarten difficult. […]

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