To Say Or Not To Say Dyslexia

We call them by many names.  Learning differences.  Learning difficulties.  Learning disabilities.  Reading disabilities. Learning disorders.  Learning struggles.  Learning challenges.  Unique learning styles…   Oy!     Regardless of what we call them, they do have a way of making the lives of young learners and their families rather miserable.  Especially when it comes time …

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Does Rhythm and Music Make Better Readers?

We’ve all seen them.  Dancing baby videos.  As soon as the music begins, away those chubby little legs go, jamming to the beat.  I dare you to look away from the irresistible cuteness.  You can’t do it, can you?   Whether that diaper-clad star of the show moves in time with the beat or not …

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Perseverance Awards for Kids

Are you in the camp of parents who believe that all children should win sports awards whether they win or lose?  I understand that by giving participation awards we are celebrating the effort rather than the victory.  Forgive me, though, if I offend you with my view here.  I personally don’t agree with the practice. …

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Help Kids Cope with the Emotions of Learning Difficulties

If you have a child with learning difficulties then you know that learning difficulties aren’t the only challenges your child faces.  A whole cascade of emotions have a way a tagging along uninvited.  Thoughts and feelings like:  I’m not smart enough.  I’m a nobody.  I’m ashamed and embarrassed because everyone else “gets it” but …

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The Evolution of a Bully Brought to You by Children’s Story Crickwing

You don’t need to be a budding entomologist in order to enjoy Crickwing.  Who knew, except perhaps author Janell Cannon, that we could all fall in love with… a cockroach?   Since Crickwing is from the same creator of Stellaluna, I suppose the story quality and mesmerizing illustrations of this lesson-filled children’s book should come …

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Being You, a Must-Watch Documentary for Families with Learning Challenges

What happens when three young adults with learning challenges go on a road trip together in search of inspiration?  With the help of Roadtrip Nation and Understood.org, you get a must-watch documentary for all families who are impacted in some way by learning difficulties.   Being You Being you follows Stephanie, Nicole, and Noah as …

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