Monday, October 22, 2012

Technology Transforming Learning

Sarah’s story started with a struggle to learn in a conventional learning environment. When she went to Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School her dyslexia wasn’t treated as a barrier; it is an opportunity to look at things differently. Sarah seized that opportunity, embracing the new laptops and special software provided by TELUS. Now, she’s excited about learning and is able to showcase her high intelligence.
Share the Giving and TELUS will donate $2 to Kenneth Gordon Maplewood

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects at least one in twenty children. Children with SPD don't process or experience sensory information the way other typical children do; therfore, they don't behave the way other children do. They struggle to perform tasks that come easier for other children. Consequently they suffer a loss of quality in their social, personal, emotional and academic life.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation is dedicated to continue their research into the knowledge and treatment of SPD, so that, as Lucy Jane Miller writes in her book "Sensations Kids", "the millions of sensational children currently "muddling through" daily life will enjoy the same hope and help that research and recognition already have bestowed on coutless other conditions that once baffled science and disrupted lives."