Category: Unique Learners

Will Intervention Ruin My Dyslexic Child’s Gifts?

You’ve known for a long time that your child is bright.  Perhaps he’s a gifted builder.  Perhaps she’s a gifted storyteller.  The amazing way your child sees the world sometimes takes your breath away.     And yet the learning piece is, well, not missing exactly.  It just doesn’t seem to fit the educational system …

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Why this Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain: Game 3

When it comes to teaching sight words in educational therapy, or in any educational setting, really, we either find ourselves a nice little premade set of flashcards, or we go through quite a bit of tedious cutting and writing and creating DIY flashcards of our own.  It’s not the least bit exciting, which is why …

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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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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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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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