To Fight or Not to Fight Your Child’s School

So let’s say that you have a child in 3rd or 4th grade or even 10th grade who is reading at the 1st grade level.  You know that your child is otherwise very bright, so for the life of you, you can’t figure out why reading and learning is so difficult. Or maybe your child …

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To Tutor or Not to Tutor

Let’s say that you have a child who struggles to learn in one or more areas of academics.  You’re not sure what the trouble is, but you really want to help your child.  The natural next step is to hire a tutor, right?   Let’s say that one of those difficult subjects is math.  You …

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Why This Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain: Game 2

When I introduced Game 1 in this series, Why This Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain, I also discussed the importance of visual spatial skills.  Of course, that’s just one area that children who have gaps in their learning abilities may have difficulty with.   Would you believe they may also experience difficulty with …

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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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