Category: Unique Learners

The ONE THING All Good Reading Intervention Programs Have in Common

If your child or student reads below grade level you may have tried a number of reading intervention programs with varying levels of success.  Maybe you’re still searching for one that actually works.  Keep in mind, all good reading intervention programs do share one very important quality in common.     By the way, when …

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Is it a Learning Difference or Defiance?

Can you tell the difference between a child who is being defiant vs a child who experiences a learning difference?  Sometimes they look a lot alike.     If you have a resistant learner at home or in the classroom, can you identify where the resistance is coming from?   What Learning Differences Might Look …

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The Parent’s & Teacher’s Guide to Helping Struggling Learners

Do you ever wish you could find a useful, eye-opening, made-for-you parent’s guide to helping struggling learners?  If you’re a teacher, maybe you’d love a teacher’s guide, one that covers the information you didn’t receive in your education courses.     Sure, you could read book after book about learning differences, but I’m not talking …

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A Simple Gratitude Hack for Kids

We know that teaching kids to develop the habit of gratitude has many benefits.   Better sleep may even be one of them, depending on the study.  Since better sleep can lead to better learning (we like better learning around here), we have yet another good reason to encourage kids to practice this profoundly positive skill. …

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What Numbers Have to Do With Reading Ability

Reading is all about letters, right?  Recognizing letters, understanding that letters make sounds, knowing how to move letters around to make words, and so on.  So, why would numbers have anything to do with reading ability?     Yes, learning math is a little like learning a new language.  But we’re not talking about math …

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Help Kids Focus on the Wins

Children with learning differences can feel pretty down about themselves.     The parents of children with learning differences may be doing their very best to help.  When parents (or educators) struggle to find real solutions, they can feel pretty down about themselves, too. Why is my child still struggling? Why can’t I seem to …

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Are Parents of Struggling Learners Giving Up?

I read some advice the other day offered to parents of children who were newly diagnosed with learning differences.  I agreed with most of it.  “Always have hope” was advice that I could certainly support.  This part, however, didn’t sit well with me: “Channel your emotions towards the fight.  The fight for services, quality education, …

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