My Life at School by Aiden Disher

Posted in ADHD, Articles on February 9th, 2012 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

Hi, my name is Aiden, I am 10 years old and I am in grade 4. I love dinosaurs, my favorite dinosaure is Spinasaures, it has a cool sail on it’s back. I know more about dinosaurs than any one I know and I want to be a palaeontologist when I am older. I also […]

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Oh, He’ll Never Be Able To Do That! by Kate Steidl

Posted in Mother's Perspectives on October 5th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 1 Comment

Those horrible words that are heard from various professionals. If I wasn’t such a rebel, my son would most likely live down to those expectations. But the rebel in me is pretty strong, and it said.”Oh yeah? We’ll see about that!” Some comments were: “Just concentrate on teaching him to do his daily living skills..that’s […]

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You are not normal… are exceptional! By Karen Disher

Posted in ADHD on August 25th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 6 Comments

Aiden’s ADHD journey beings as most children. He was born right on time 8lbs 3oz, healthy little boy. He hit all the milestone until the age of three, when we noticed he had a speech delay. When Aiden started playschool when he was 3 years old, no one outside our family could understand him. Most […]

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Fourth Time’s the Charm? Why should there be repeated assessments for Learning Disabilities? by Denise Goegan

Posted in Articles, Denise's Journey on August 11th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 1 Comment

I have often wondered why those of us with LD are repeatedly assessed. In my opinion, there are a number of instances where a new assessment is not necessary. My main reasoning behind this belief is that according to the definition of a learning disability, it is life long, and therefore once found, it is […]

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A Continuing Battle by Ashlea Hunt

Posted in Articles, Growing Up LD on July 25th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 2 Comments

I had just sat down at my desk when my teacher called me out to the hallway. I remember it so clearly. I was six and all I could think was I’m in trouble. As we entered the hallway there was a women standing in the hall. When the women began to come over I […]

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“You need to deal with that!” Parenting Children with ADHD by Karen Disher

Posted in ADHD, Articles on July 13th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 3 Comments

“You need to deal with that!” is a phrase that every parent has heard at least once in their lives.  For a parent with an ADHD child, you may hear it a million times! My son has ADHD and to keep things interesting, my daughter has ADHD as well. Most days between the hours of 8 am […]

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A Mother’s Thank You by Lorrie Goegan

Posted in Articles, Mother's Perspectives on June 20th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

Thank you…to you …and you…and even you. Our family celebrated a milestone moment this past week. Denise, our daughter with learning disabilities attended convocation and received her diploma for completing an Honours B.A. at the University of Calgary. This is the girl that we were told, many years ago, would be lucky to complete high […]

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The Most Outrageous Things I have heard about Learning Disabilities by Denise Goegan

Posted in Articles, Denise's Journey on May 18th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 2 Comments

Over the years I have come across many individuals who have different ideas about learning disabilities. Some are correct in their knowledge and understanding of LD, while others…. I can’t believe someone would actually say that! It’s like when you watch Jeopardy and they ask “This is the capital of Canada” and the contestant says […]

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CNIB Library Partners Program: Reading. Reimagined! by Emily Tufts

Posted in Articles, Print Disabilities on March 22nd, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

With the launch of a new provincially funded program, Canadians with learning disabilities will have the opportunity to read like never before.  The CNIB Library Partners Program represents a huge step forward in access to information for all people who have a barrier to print.  The program brings equitable library access to people with print […]

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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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