Category: Unique Learners

3 Ways That Kids With Learning Differences May Benefit From Quarantine

As we look for the good news during the great quarantine of 2020, you might be surprised that children with learning differences may finally catch a break.   Check out 3 unique possibilities for our very unique learners.     Benefit #1: Spotlight on the Effects of School I’ve heard countless parents share stories of …

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Reframe Your Struggling Learner’s Destructive Thinking

One of the most powerful beliefs that I think we can have is the belief that we get to choose our own beliefs.  We get to think whatever the heck we want to, good or bad.   When we recognize that thoughts don’t simply happen to us, that we are not at the mercy of …

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The Freedom of Learning Differences

Do those two terms, freedom and learning differences sound like they don’t belong together?     Notice that the title here is The Freedom OF Learning Differences, not the freedom FROM them.  (I do believe in both, by the way.)   If you are a parent of a child with learning differences, and you see …

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Struggling Learner or Neurodiverse?

When searching for resources for your child with learning differences, you’ve likely come across the term neurodiversity a time or two.   The trouble that I have with this popular label, strangely enough, is the same point that some people make in favor of using it.   That point is, neurodiverse essentially describes, well, everyone. …

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The Struggling Learner Scenario: Sounds Out Every Word PART 2

In part 1 of The Struggling Learner Scenario: Sounds Out Every Word one mom, who was dedicated to helping her son read, ran into the same brick wall over and over again.  If you missed it, and can relate with her frustration, start there.     Now let’s continue with 3 more potential reasons that …

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The Struggling Learner Scenario: Sounds Out Every Word

Scenario #5: When my son reads, he still sounds out every syllable in a word, even after we’ve read it 5 times already.  It’s making us both crazy!   Yes, that certainly is an exhausting way to read.  Let’s see if we can figure out what’s going on.     If your son sounds out …

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The Struggling Learner Scenario: Intervention Doesn’t Stick

Scenario #4: I’ve been working on a variety of learning intervention strategies with my homeschooled 3rd grade son for many months now.  Some days, the work we’ve been doing for a while just clicks for him, and we proudly celebrate the wins.  The very next day, though, he’s right back where he started, as if …

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