Learning Disabilities

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Westword Book Club: J.A. Kazimer on dyslexia, peeing in a bottle and writing what you know

    J.A. Kazimer is a Denver-based writer and fascinating human being with a wide spectrum of skills and interests. The author of books with such disparate titles as SHANK, Holy Socks and Dirtier Demons, and Froggy Style: A Fucked-Up Fairy Tale,Kazimer's life and work have bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    One chapter book reviews: Henry Winkler's I've Never Met an Idiot on the River, Chapter 2

    ​At some point in the career of many a celebrity (probably too many a celebrity) comes the dubious decision of writing a memoir, a book people will read presumably on the basis that it's written by a famous person. Of course, for most of those famous people, it actually isn't -- writing (not t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2007

    Day Four: When Is Dinner Gonna Be Ready?

    Day One: New Socks Day Two: White Elephants Day Three: Burger King on Colfax and Kalamath “When is dinner going to be ready?” “When you cook it.” In the dorms at The Campus Village at Auraria, on the forth floor of the east wing, there is a common area that serves as a kitchen. Actually, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007
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    September 19, 2007

    Day Two: White Elephants

    Day One: New Socks Two weeks into the three-week summer program, I get a call from one of my creative writing students. She’s running late and she needs directions. “I just got off the train at Colfax, which way do I go?” I instruct her to walk southeast. She doesn’t know west from eas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    Day One: New Socks

    Jonathan can’t fold his socks into pairs. He can match one with its partner, but he physically can’t unite the sock mates into a ball of cotton. “Will you show me that again?” I pick up two white crew socks, one in each hand, line then up straight and tuck one cotton crew inside the other ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 5, 2006

    The Poetry Posse

    Chris Ransick corrals poets to read for the blind and dyslexic.

  • News

    February 17, 2005
  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of September 11, 2003

  • News

    August 28, 2003

    See Jane Read

    Jane Komperda is overcoming dyslexia one letter at a time. But the St. Vrain School District still thinks she's too smart for special ed.

  • News

    May 9, 2002

    Speak and Be Heard

    Special-education students are learning that their own best advocates may be themselves.

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    One for All

    Charter schools are perfect for special-education kids. That's the problem.

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    April 18, 1996

    Throw Away the Keys

    Every good boy does fine? Not according to this Denver music teacher's new system of music notation.

  • News

    May 25, 1994