Archive for April, 2011

Advice for Parents of Children with Special Education Needs by Kathryn Burke

Posted in Kathryn's Column on April 25th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 2 Comments

I am often asked as an advocate and parent of a child with exceptional learning needs what advice I would give other parents. Were there any tips I wanted to pass along? Over the years, I have come up with a list of points that I often share. They are presented below in the hopes […]

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Helping Patients with Learning Disabilities: Resources for Physicians by Kathryn Burke

Posted in Kathryn's Column on April 21st, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

This series has focused on the vital role of physicians in identifying and supporting people with learning disabilities. While estimates of the incidence of learning disabilities vary, credible organizations such as the US based National Institute of Heath indicate that one out of every ten people has a learning disability. Indeed, higher incidence levels are […]

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Learning Disabilities and Teens: How Doctors Can Perform Life Saving Therapy by Kathryn Burke

Posted in Kathryn's Column on April 5th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 1 Comment

  Angry, confused and frustrated teens…doctors see them all the time.  Sometimes teens come into a doctor’s office on their own. Other times they are dragged in by a worried parent — a mother or father who hopes a doctor can work a miracle. There are many reasons for teens to be miserable, not the […]

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