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Science is Sheepish: Spirituality Makes Us Healthier, Happier People

All along, the majority position of Psychiatry has been that Psychiatry has nothing to do with religion and spirituality. Religious beliefs and practices have long been thought to have a pathological basis, and psychiatrists

New Dyslexia Law May Lead to Early Identification and Treatment for Virginia Schoolchildren

A new dyslexia law has got Virginia educators and dyslexia advocates mighty pleased and excited. The new legislation, just signed into law by Governor Terry McAuliffe, calls for teachers to undergo training in dyslexia

Dyslexia: This is What it Looks Like

Dyslexia is so common that one in every five American children has this reading difficulty. Some believe that worldwide, as many as one in four people have dyslexia. And still, so many people have no idea what

Helping my Child Find a Ramp to Reading

When I was a kid, I loved to read! You’d often find me snuggled into a chair with Sweet Valley High, Goosebumps, or the Baby-sitters Club. I knew my kids would be the same!

Nonverbal Learning Disorder: Is This What Your Child Has?

Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD) or (NVLD), also called Nonverbal Learning Disability, is a brain-based developmental difficulty with nonverbal skills. The term that describes this deficit is confusing, because one might think NLD describes a

When to Keep Your Child Out of Special Education

If your child is struggling in school and isn’t reaching key developmental milestones, as a parent, you want to do anything within your power to help. You want your child to progress in school, to feel