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Spectrum Bloggers Newsletter 2nd June

Hello again! I’m almost back on track with Spectrum Bloggers Network and the things I needed to do. There is a massive list this week of blogs that cover all of the spectrum. I’m also starting to step up advertising for other bloggers to join us once again, so please feel free to spread the word!

We’ve been discussing on the Facebook page how difficult it is for me to link all the latest blogs every week! One suggestion is that blog posts are nominated each week (though not nominating your own blog) so that we are all checking out each others pages. If all nominations came in by the end of the week, there could potentially be a vote for the top 10 blogs that week to feature in the newsletter. It would also potentially make it easier for handing out a ‘blog of the month’ award based on which blogs have sparked the most interest and again making my job easier and for your blogs to gain higher readership. Any thoughts on this idea?¬† Read the rest of this entry


Manawatu Standard: Long waits for extra tutoring (ADHD, dyslexia)

April 11, 2014

Children with learning difficulties could slip through the cracks due to a shortage of specialists assessing and assisting them.

The demand for help for Kiwi children struggling with learning disabilities is increasing, with service providers reporting long waiting lists of children that need to be seen.

The New Zealand Dyslexia Foundation estimates one in 10 New Zealanders experience a learning difficulty, with more than 70,000 schoolchildren affected.

The small number of specialists who assess and diagnose learning difficulties have reported a growing workload, which education psychologists say is a concern.

Learning Disabilities Association of New Zealand has two registered assessors in Palmerston North with waiting lists three months long.

President Bill Glassey, who is based in the city, said he would assess one or two children a week – many of them referred by schools – for learning difficulties, such as ADHD, dyslexia or apraxia.

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Bastrop Daily Enterprise: Bastrop High School and Morehouse Jr. High students learn bullying is not okay (ADD, ADHD, BEH, dyslexia and dysgraphia)

April 30, 2014

Students at both Bastrop High School and Morehouse Jr. High attended assemblies this week where bullying was the topic of discussion.

Keith Deltano drew on his background of working with youth in various roles as well as his own personal experiences as a child who was bullied to engage students in a conversation regarding various ways of bullying. He also teaches them how to stop and overcome the effects of this serious problem. Deltano was labeled with ADD, ADHD, BEH, dyslexia and dysgraphia and was bullied because he was “different.” Instead of letting his learning disabilities dictate his future, Deltano overcame, attended college and became a teacher.

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Newsletter 28th April

Sorry a very quick newsletter this week with the blogs added before the weekend. I’m trying to get my dissertation in for university at the moment, so I promise that we’ll be back on track next week. No time to add all the latest blog posts either I’m afraid.

Please check out the awesome new blogs that have signed up!  Also check the latest section, Pathological Demand Avoidance. Read the rest of this entry

BBC News: Dead behind bars: ‘My son didn’t think he was lovable’ (ADHD)

April 25, 2014

In the past 10 years, 80 people aged 21 and under have killed themselves in prison – the government has set up a review to find out why so many young people die in custody. One mother explains what it is like to have a child die behind bars.

Casework analysis by the charity Inquest suggests a large majority of young people who die in prison are diagnosed with ADHD, special educational needs and other disorders.

Mrs Rushton would like to see extra support for these young adults.

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Newsletter 21st April

Sorry I’m a little bit late in posting up the latest newsletter this week! Essays and dissertation for university at the moment is taking priority.

There are a few new blogs this week joining us in the network which are listed below. If you missed the big news yesterday, head here:

Things will be a little more organised in a couple of weeks, promise! Until then, check out the newest additions to the network this week and all the new blog posts at the bottom! Read the rest of this entry

Newsletter 14th April

Well this week has been absolutely fantastic! Spectrum Bloggers Network has grown in size a lot faster than I initially expected! There has been quite a buzz on Twitter, so a massive ‘thank you’ to everyone who has been discussing and spreading the word!

Since originally starting the blog I have added in another couple of sections of Irlen Syndrome and more recently Sensory Processing Disorder. If you are a blogger discussing a learning difficulty that hasn’t been mentioned you can register under ‘other’ and say in your description what you are covering. I started with the difficulties I was already aware of, but am sure I am probably missing out a fair few. The more awareness we can raise as a group, the better!

New blogs in the network this week. Please note that blogs that cover more than one SpLD will appear in more than one section. Read the rest of this entry

Spectrum Bloggers Network: Blogging across the SpLD Spectrum

Spectrum Bloggers Network Blogging across the SpLD Spectrum

Greetings to you all! Thank you very much for checking out Spectrum Bloggers Network!

I created this blog to try to bring together as many blogs on specific learning difficulties as possible in the hope to raise awareness and also to inspire! I started blogging about my experiences with dyslexia and scotopic sensitivity syndrome two months ago and found it quite difficult to promote amongst the hundreds of fashion, make-up and lifestyle blogs across Twitter and Bloglovin. I noticed on a friends blog on her experiences with Fibromyalgia and IC that there was a network of bloggers on the Fibro Bloggers Directory and thought that it would be great if there was something similar for dyslexia! Read the rest of this entry