Tag: human rights

Learning Without a Seatbelt

In 2007, the Government of Alberta introduced mandatory seatbelt laws. This was not openly received by everyone. Nowadays, it seems a critical error in judgement to allow children, or indeed anyone, to take a high speed ride in a sea…

Charity Begins At Home

I love this simple expression, it means so much. In effect, before we can begin to do any good for anyone else around us, we must first be willing to show compassion and kindness to those closest to us. For…

Bias In Evidence-based Care of Learning Difficulties

The term ‘evidence-based medicine‘ (EBM) has risen to celebrity, perhaps religious, status among healthcare practitioners. The term, when used, suggests that a particular treatment is preferred because there is evidence that it works. The medical and pharmaceutical industries love this…