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Dyslexia: The Hidden Obstacle to Literacy

Dyslexia is a language based learning disability impacting up to an estimated 20% of the population (according to the International Dyslexia Association). Early detection and specific instructional methods have been determined as significant keys-to-success for those struggling against the challenges the disability presents.

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Learning, Emotional Wellness and a Dog’s Ability to Impact

A child’s ability to learn and grow begins with emotional well-being. In the school environment, there may be any range of scenarios where stabilizing is required before the learning can begin. This is where a therapy dog can be a key contributor to the success stories, where occupational, speech, or physical therapy services are needed.

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Early Intervention and Suicide Prevention in Schools

As second in our series on suicide prevention; this episode is focused on the importance of early intervention and upstream approaches. To help us understand this complex and potentially grave topic, we’ll talk with Dr. Perri Rosen with the PA Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at the Department of Human Services.

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Kindness and Compassion vs. Bullying and Violence: A Sustainable Solution for Schools

Host Annette Stevenson talks with Darrell Scott, writer and founder of Rachel’s Challenge. Creating a school climate less susceptible to harassment, bullying and violence is possible. Darrell will talk about the impact of fear and harassment and likewise the difference that can be made through kindness and respect.

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K-12 Health issues, Pennsylvania Budget and Suicide Prevention, March 2016

On this episode of Keystone Education Radio, Senator Pat Vance discusses health issues, Narcan, K-12 education and the current budget situation in Pennsylvania. Producer, Sean Crampsie talks to Ashley Fieseler, P.N., President of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, South-Central PA chapter, about resources for schools to help prevent suicide, starting the conversation and how to meet the Act 71 requirement.

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Concussion Protocol, December 2015 edition

KER is joined by PIAA executive director Dr. Robert Lombardi to talk about the fall sports season, changes for PIAA and concussion protocol. We also have a round-table discussion with PSEA, PASA and PASBO executive directors (respectively) James Vaughn, James Buckheit and Jay Himes.