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JohnL Doctor of Philosophy

Specialty: Special Education
Charlottesville, Virginia
I'm a professor at the University of Virginia where I teach and conduct research about the problems of students with Learning Disabilities and Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. My research has focused mostly on evidence-based methods for teaching these students academic skills and... Full Bio
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“Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism” released by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The authors of the blog, Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism (TPGA), announced the release of the book under the same title 19 December 2011. From what I can garner by reviewi ... Read on »
1st-person dyslexia by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities On the “Story Corps” entry airing today on US National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, Inez Cortez discussed what it’s like to have to struggle to learn to read and t ... Read on »
1st-person LD by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities In a first-person article, Mary Kobes of NJ (US) relates her experiences about learning to read print and music. It’s a disarmingly unassuming article, a perspective ... Read on »
3D bologna by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities A Web site selling “help for smart kids struggling with reading and dyslexia” promises “Before you leave this site, you will discover the answers your child needs to ... Read on »
50 Cent’s anti-bullying book by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health According to the Publishers Weekly, rap artist 50 Cent is writing a book with an anti-bullying theme. 50 Cent, whose book Playground was bought by Razorbill publisher Ben Sc ... Read on »
50s French hospital by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This post is a little off point for EBD Blog, but it will probably be interesting to folks who work with or study children and youths who have Emotional and Behaviora ... Read on »
8 update by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Paul Sanchez’s campaign to promote awareness of LD continues. He’s gotten a lot of links, so he’s met the goal of having been featured on 88 sites, but there’s no rea ... Read on »
8 wishes update by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities The story about Jim King walking the length of one of the New Zealand islands sent me off to Paul Sanchez’s 8 Wishes site to check on his progress. He’s making some! ... Read on »
A gift? by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I don’t remember why I went off on this tangent in my thinking, but I think it was because of a broadcast I reviewed about dyslexia. On the program, a couple of peopl ... Read on »
A little history by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I was honored to be on a panel with some folks who have had significant influence on the study of Learning Disabilities. This was a special session for the Division f ... Read on »
A teacher’s-eye view by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Mrs. Ris recounts her experiences in and observations about teaching students with emotional and behavioral disorders at a site she updates periodically. It offers lo ... Read on »
A. Duncan promotes PBIS by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education, wrote to the chief officers of education for each of the states in the US on 31 July 2009 regarding the use of seclusion and r ... Read on »
AACAP by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is a highly regarded organization, but its Web site has a weak treatment of Learning Disabilities. In ... Read on »
AACAP documents by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Being a (former?) researcher, I’m intrigued by what sort of research is being done in various areas. Today I learned that there the American Acadmey for Child and Ado ... Read on »
AAP and AAO on vision therapy by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Interview with: Walter M. Fierson, MD, Chair of Learning Disabilities Subcommittee of Ophthalmology Section, American Academy of Pediatrics In “ ... Read on »
AAP Error by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities The American Academy of Pediatrics has several very good pages about Learning Disabilities, but they have one curious flaw. In two of the pages, the authors make clea ... Read on »
ABA Autism blogs by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Over on Behavior Mod Info, I’ve dropped a post about blogs from which one can learn about applications of behavior analysis to autism. Some of the readers of EBD Blog ... Read on »
ABA Autism conf registration extended by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The acompanying notice may be of interest to some readers: Since there has been considerable interest in the 2008 Autism Conference, the Association for Behavio ... Read on »
ABAI on restraint and seclusion by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Based on the work of a task force composed of highly qualified individuals, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has issued position statement about th ... Read on »
About on Irlen by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Whoever writes the section of About on Learning Disabilities provides support for Irlen Syndrome. Although there are two sentences expressing reservation and it doesn ... Read on »