Learning Disorders (LD)

Transition Success Story: Benjamin Range

by Allison
August 2, 2013
Early guidance from the Center for Development and Learning helped Benjamin Range on the path to a master’s degree, despite autism.

Ben Range at his graduation from Duquesne UniversityBenjamin Range, 25, always knew he was good at history and science. He just didn’t know why until he met with the specialists at Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Development and Learning.

Statewide Forum for Students with Learning Disabilities Planning to Attend Community College

May 12 2012 - 9:30am - 3:00pm

Howard County Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044

About the Event:

On Saturday, May 12, 2012 the Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD), the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) will host a statewide forum for students with learning disabilities who plan to attend community college. This event will be held at Howard County Community College in Columbia, MD.

Preschoolers' Grasp of Numbers Predicts Math Performance in School Years

September 14, 2011
Study Reveals Link Between Early Number Sense and Elementary Math Scores

September 14, 2011 (Baltimore, MD) -- A new study published today in the journal PLoS ONE reports that the precision with which preschoolers estimate quantities, prior to any formal education in mathematics, predicts their mathematics ability in elementary school, according to research from the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Khai's Story

Tapping into Khai's learning style

"Come here, I want to show you something," Khai Walker calls upstairs to his father. His fingers flash across a video game controller as he maneuvers a pixilated basketball player down the court. His father, Kenith, sticks his head into the room and Khai, with a few precise key strokes, guides the player through an aerial spin and perfect slam dunk.

"Nobody can beat him at his games," says his mom, Jacqueline.

Research Frontiers: Beyond the ABCs

NIH-funded study examines causes of poor reading comprehension

Morgan and Michael GreeneLearning to read can be a long and difficult process. The promise of first reading single words, then sentences, and then entire books waits like a light at the end of the tunnel. For a child with poor reading comprehension, however, the light never comes. Sentences are meaningless as the young reader struggles to understand the connection between different words.

Research Frontiers: Greater Than the Sum

Kennedy Krieger Researcher Studies the Underlying Causes of Math Learning Disability in School-Age Children

Dr. Michele MazzoccoAsk a young child what the toughest subject is in school, and he is likely to say math or reading. While there have been thousands of studies on reading disabilities and, consequently, methods developed for overcoming them there have been far fewer on math dysfunction. Michèle M. M.

A School of Real World Experiences

Unique Work-Based Learning program of the Career and Technology Center Results in Graduates Who Are Highly Qualified to Get, Keep Jobs

High School Students Ebony Wilkens and Larry BruceAcross the country, young adults preparing to enter the workforce are feeling the sting of a tight job market. Competition for employment is stiff for the brightest, most talented youth, much less young adults with learning, emotional and neurological problems.

Making the Grade

Kennedy Krieger Clinic Evaluates College-Aged Students with Learning Disorders

As soon as Joshua Fine reached pre-school, his mother Kathleen noticed that he learned differently from his older brother. As he picked up his ABCs and began trying to piece words together, Josh often reversed the order of his letters. This tendency continued as Josh began elementary school, but never reached a crisis point. Although Josh frequently refused to read, his grades stayed adequate. But Kathleen harbored nagging suspicions that her son wasn't reaching his full academic potential.

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