The Trouble With Research-Based Reading Programs

I am a big fan of research. In fact, I’ve dedicated a whole section of my blog to sharing the most interesting and recent tidbits that I discover about learning.  When it comes to finding the right learning program for your child I fully support the push for evidence-based solutions.     Push for evidence-based …

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When NOT to give 100%

Hello parents, teachers and specialists.  When it comes to working with students with learning differences (a.k.a. learning disabilities, a.k.a. learning difficulties), you may have heard me mention the Goldilocks standard before.  That’s when you work with your child at a level that optimizes success.  Not too easy.  Not too difficult.  Just right.   The Goldilocks …

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Why This Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain: Game 1

When it comes to helping children overcome learning difficulties (a.k.a. learning disabilities, a.k.a. learning differences), my favorite way to teach, and typically children’s favorite way to learn, is by playing games.   Because some games can be so fun and effective at strengthening targeted learning skills, I decided that it was time for me to …

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Back to School Activity Fun Pack for Kids – Full Color Printable

Transitioning back to school after a long break can be exciting for some children, difficult for others, and perhaps a little bit of both for most.  I personally recall looking forward to new clothes, new school supplies, and seeing all of my friends again.  I don’t recall being too crazy about resuming homework. Enter the …

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A Cut and Play Visual Spatial Printable for Kids

Years ago I designed a printable puzzle for kids to help strengthen a critical learning skill, spatial awareness.  When an occupational therapist discovered it and started using it with one of her clients, she came back to me recently and basically said: more please!   While I do focus much of my attention on parents …

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Dedicated Parent Award for Moms and Dads of LD

When I added Perseverance Awards to The Free Printables Collection a while back, I also mentioned my potentially unpopular view about awards in general.  I believe everyone’s heart is in the right place when ALL KIDS earn awards for simply participating.   HOWEVER, I believe that in sports, for instance, when one team wins first …

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