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Understanding a Day in Their Life

As a parent, relative or friend of someone with a learning difference, it can be difficult to truly understand the daily struggles they face. What would it be like to spend a day walking in their shoes? School, social and emotional situations and behavior are all aspects that can be difficult for them to navigate.

Below you’ll find links to resources from Understood that will take you through a day in the life of a child with slow processing …
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Benjamin J. Cohen Faculty Development Fund

Being the Director of ABLE means it’s important for Ken Sinapius to continually challenge himself the same way he asks ABLE students to challenge themselves on their adventures. Thanks to the generosity of the Benjamin J. Cohen Faculty Development Fund, Ken had the opportunity to push his personal limits this past summer on a 10-day trip to the North Cascades where he went on to climb Mount Adams and Mount Rainier!


At an elevation of 14,411 feet, …

Posted by Jeannette Eckhardt in Blogging, Faculty, ABLE, Professional Development, News, Community, skills on Wednesday November 7, 2018
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New Article About ADHD and "Hyperfocusing"

Helen Mannion, Director of Teaching and Learning at DVFS, shares what she thinks are some important takeaways from this article from ADDitude magazine about a common — but confusing — symptom of ADHD called “hyperfocus.”

    • People who think ADHD means having a short attention span may misunderstand what ADHD is...
    • What you might not know about ADHD is that there’s another side: the tendency for children and adults with attention deficit disorder to …
Posted by kelly in Learning Differences, Blogging, Current Research, Learning Disability on Friday September 8, 2017
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On Music and Teaching Students with Learning Differences

Delaware Valley Friends School English and music teacher Tim Simmons was recently interviewed on a radio show called "Ethereal". The program is hosted by Karla Haas Moskowitz, a faculty member in Goddard College's Graduate School of Education. Tim is in the Master's Degree program at Goddard, located in Vermont. He was recently in Vermont for a week of classes when this interview took place.

Tim and Karla spent almost two hours discussing teaching…

Posted by kelly in Learning Differences, Beyond the Classroom, Blogging, Music on Tuesday February 28, 2017 at 02:30PM
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How to Interact with Blog Posts

Welcome to the DVFS Blog! You are invited to ask questions, make comments, or simply “like” a post. To interact with blog posts, you first have to set up your own username and password. You only have to do this once, and it’s very easy! Just follow these steps:

Click on a blog post and scroll to the bottom.

At the end of the post, click on one of these:

- click on the button

- or click on or

You will be prompted to login. If it's your first time,

Posted by in Blogging on Tuesday December 15, 2015
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