“We live in a world of distraction,” declares Maryanne Wolf in her book Reader, Come Home. The truth of this resonates with me. I often feel as though my day was too short, I didn’t achieve half of what I had hoped, and I am weary beyond what is warranted. Seemingly unending emails, constant text messages, and a plethora of social media with which I will not engage…how can a person keep up and live any kind of life? I wonder if the demands of being ‘connected’ ensure that one cannot connect to oneself….
A Study of the Effect of Interactive Language in the Stimulation of Cognitive Functioning for Students with Learning Disabilities
Perhaps the time has come for LD to be viewed as a set of related but partially independent conditions with a number of possible causes (Keogh, 1990). Such a perspective would allow the educator to deal with a diversity of symptoms and confirm the legitimacy of variation within and between students.