| Aug 4, 2013
For most people, attending a relative's wedding is a happy occasion. But for one Highland Park couple, seeing their son socialize and dance qualified as a once-in-a-lifetime thrill.
"Ethan was just so appropriate ... so engaged in life," said Rebecca...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Comedienne turned Playboy centerfold turned autism advocate Jenny McCarthy may not have a medical degree like Dr. Mehmet Oz. But she has publicly embraced some medical opinions that are even more flimsily supported by scientific evidence than some of...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:14 PM
If you are conscious and making sense of the world, you have your dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to thank. Same, if you can remember a string of numbers long enough to walk into the next room and punch them into a telephone keypad. To visualize a goal and...
| Jul 25, 2013
Yesterday I had my first texting session with my son.
This may not seem like a big deal for most parents, but it was a hugely enlightening experience for me.
My son, 10, has reading and writing learning disabilities, including dyslexia and dysgraphia,...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:08 AM
Noah's Ark Academic Tutoring, Inc. in Jarrettsville celebrated its 16th business anniversary on June 1.
The tutoring establishment was founded by and continues to be operated by Michelle L. Hoppe of Norrisville.
Academic tutoring services are...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:18 PM
I'm not exactly sure why; maybe it's because of my carefully tracked reading habits? Then again, maybe it's because of the specific types of credit cards that I have, a much more likely scenario. But either way, I have been receiving unsolicited, unpaid...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Taking a page from the Adult Swim playbook (including its producing auspices), Fox is rather shrewdly using its Saturday latenight slot to experiment with a number of animated concepts, under the porous-sounding umbrella "Animation Domination High-Def."...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Apr 18, 2013
It’s FCAT week, as many of you know, and my son is in third grade. This is his first major standardized test, but he has been calm these few days and prepared each morning. He's even getting up early and getting ready without any prodding from...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 6:17 AM
Sitting at the kitchen counter, playing a game on his mother's cellphone, Nick Brooks looked like any other 13-year-old, except for an occasional hand clap and the burbles that his brothers affectionately call "Nicky noises."
Soon, he got bored with the...
| Apr 28, 2013
Data entry is repetitive and hard to do well — that is, quickly and accurately. Shane Foley is great at it.
The 21-year-old Ellicott City man works on two computer screens, eyeing images of handwritten sheets on one and clicking the information...