Life Success for Students with Learning Disabilities: What Does the Research Say?

marshall-raskindJoin us January 31, 2015, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Dayaalu Center on Bainbridge is hosting a talk by Raising Resilience board member, Marshall Raskind, PhD.

While acknowledging the importance of “school success,” it is critical not to discount the broader notion of “life success”. Drawing from his own 20-year study that traced the lives of children with learning disabilities from childhood into adulthood, Dr. Raskind will discuss the factors predictive of positive life outcomes. He will also present a conceptual model for fostering these “success attributes” in youth with learning disabilities.

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About Dr. Raskind

Dr. Raskind is an educational researcher and consultant on Bainbridge Island. He is former Director of Research and Special Projects at the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation in San Francisco where he provided guidance and leadership to their program initiatives in learning and attention problems. Immediately prior to his position at the Foundation, he served as Director of Research at the Frostig Center in Pasadena, California, conducting scientific studies of learning disabilities. He is former head of the California State University, Northridge Learning Disability Program and Computer Access Lab. He has served as consulting editor to the Journal of Learning Disabilities, Learning Disability Quarterly, Annals of Dyslexia, Journal of Special Education Technology, and Intervention in School and Clinic. Dr. Raskind is a Fellow and past Vice President of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities, as well as a former member of the Research Committee of the Council for Learning Disabilities, and the Professional Advisory Board of the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

His research interests are in the areas of learning disabilities across the lifespan, factors predictive of “life success,” technological interventions, transition, and the impact of online social networking on children with learning and attention problems. Dr. Raskind is a frequent invited presenter at international education conferences and is the author of numerous professional publications including books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed research studies. His research has led to the development of widely used curricula, interventions, and technologies.

Dr. Raskind has a Ph.D. in Education from Claremont Graduate School.

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