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Education: A long view on learning disabilities

Original post made on Jul 16, 2012

After nearly a half-century of working with learning disabilities, Pat Morrissey and Carolyn Compton have witnessed every trend -- as well as the birth of an industry.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, July 15, 2012, 3:07 PM

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Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jul 16, 2012 at 11:26 am

Here's to Pat and Carolyn - they truly "get" the overall objective of school and try to help students with learning challenges achieve academic goals.


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Posted by Grateful
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm

And a big shout-out to John Brentar, the Executive Director of Morrissey-Compton. What a great combination of professional insight and human compassion.


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Posted by Mom
a resident of Addison School
on Jul 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Love it ... although I don't know how many people can afford $2250 for the program.


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Posted by Eileen Sanders
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 17, 2012 at 7:25 pm

My husband was a student of Pat Morrissey and her guidance, support and strength not only made him a successful student, but also a confident, successful, and amazing Dad/husband! I am grateful for the love and support of his parents by introducing him to such an amazing resource in his life! All of us parents should live more for what our children need then for what our minds "want" our children to be... We will find that like a garden, each flower brings it's own individual beauty if we feed it's individual needs :) xo. Thank you Pat Morrissey!


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Posted by fan
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:36 am

The best article PAWeekly has published on education in quite a while. Thank you so much Pat, Carolyn, John. No words can express what you have done for our family and this community.


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