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The Latent Potential of People who Think and Learn Differently and the Cost to Society of Ignoring


By Sharon Morrison Ed.D.


Individuals, such as many of Morrison School students, who tend to think, to learn and to perceive the world a bit differently than others are actually the potential mover and shakers of society.  But their influence can either be significantly positive or significantly negative depending upon the early guidance and intervention they receive in their lives.  Take for example these folks: Alexander Graham Bell, Walt Disney, John Kennedy, Thomas Jefferson, George...

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Not all children learn the same way

At Morrison School we understand that not all children learn the same way. It's a fact that parents must face daily. While this blog entry is a bit different than our previous ones, we wanted to let other parents know just what this family experienced and how their son's life changed during his time at Morrison School. We hope that reading about this family's journey will give your family hope that there is an alternative for children with learning differences right here at Morrison School....

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When students learn differently

By SHARON MORRISON

Morrison School, one of the hidden gems of the Mountain Empire, is now in its 36th year of serving students with unique learning needs. This little heralded but remarkably successful school has as its mission to equip and empower students who learn differently to achieve up to their maximum potential by instilling in them the academic proficiency, personal values, self-confidence, motivation, and social competence necessary for personal happiness, job success, and good...

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Learning disability or learning difference?

By SHARON MORRISON

Most teachers are aware of the fact that there are intellectually sharp individuals who do not learn language related skills as efficiently as their equally bright peers.  So, what’s going on?  Are these students disabled and by implication incapable of learning or have diminished learning ability?  Or, do they just learn differently and by implication require a different way of teaching?  Those of us who have spent years teaching such students know that the answer for...

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