Category: Unique Learners

Secretly Worried That Your Child Isn’t Smart?

I get it.  Worry is written into the job description of being a parent.   And if your child struggles with academics, like reading, writing, or arithmetic, you’ve likely worried, at least a little, about the future.   Of course, I’m sure you wouldn’t admit this out loud, but have you ever secretly wondered:   …

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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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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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What NOT to Do For Your Child with Learning Challenges

Your child is bright. Maybe a talented communicator. (All right, “chatty.”) Maybe athletic or artistic. Maybe all of the above. So why is learning so difficult? Why does reading not come naturally? And what now?     Today I make the case for NOT leaving the responsibility of improving your child’s ability to learn entirely …

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Three Upsides of Children’s Learning Challenges, Part 3

Introducing Part 3 in the series, Three Upsides of Children’s Learning Challenges. If you haven’t had a chance to read Part 1 and Part 2 yet, I invite you to take a peek at them now. UPSIDE #1 – Multiple Areas of Excellence UPSIDE #2 – Extra Help Gives Children an Edge over “Typical” Learners …

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Three Upsides of Children’s Learning Challenges, Part 2

If you haven’t read Three Upsides of Children’s Learning Challenges, Part 1 go ahead and read it now. When you’re ready, come on back for Upside #2.   UPSIDE # 2 – Extra Help Gives Children an Edge over “Typical” Learners   So what happens when your child shows signs of learning struggles? No parent …

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Three Upsides of Children’s Learning Challenges, Part 1

So you’re a parent of a child with learning challenges. You may have become aware of this fact only after a report from an educational specialist. Or, perhaps your suspicions grew little by little over time. When you realized that your child might have lifelong learning challenges, whether it happened suddenly or slowly really makes …

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