S1, E4: STEM and Students With Learning Disabilities

Season 1 | Episode 4:
“STEM and Students With Learning Disabilities”

November 2020

Anthrozoologist Dr. Brian Ogle and educational leadership expert Dr. Mary-Anne Primack


Students with disabilities are underrepresented in STEM majors. This episode of “A World of Difference” looks at why LD students are invisible in STEM and offers parents actionable strategies to help nurture students with learning and attention issues who will “blind them with science” and continue in STEM fields in college and earn STEM degrees.

The episode features a conversation with Beacon College anthrozoologist Dr. Brian Ogle and educational leadership expert Dr. Mary-Anne Primack that explores the challenges LD students face in STEM and ways to boost scientific literacy among neurodivergent learners.

You will see how The Christ School in Orlando, Fla. school creates excitement and builds nurtures scientific exploration for dyslexic students in its innovative “STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Lab.”  And you’ll meet this month’s “Difference Maker,” Dr. Dawn Prince-Hall, a primatologist who learned in her time spent with gorillas how to better engage humanity as an autistic individual.

Central Florida viewers can watch a “World of Difference” live tonight at 7 p.m. on Lake Front TV-City of Leesburg’s Channel on Xfinity channel 22, Prism 21 (HD1021), and Spectrum 497. You can also watch it at LakeFrontTV.com Or you can enjoy LakeFront TV programming on Apple TV and Roku with the free CableCast App. Download the app to your streaming app and search for “LakeFront TV.”