Category: Unique Learners

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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How to Play The er, ir, ur Game, and Why (Video)

Whether you have a struggling reader at home or a strong reader, can we really blame anyone for confusing letter combinations that sound exactly the same?   How do you spell perfect?  Is it ur?  Is it ir?   How is a new young reader supposed to know this?   If your child has already …

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The Struggling Learner Scenario: Afraid to Learn

Is being afraid to learn even a thing?  I was surprised, too.  I share the following scenario from my own personal experience.   Scenario #3: When I started working with this 6th grade student she was reading and learning well below her grade level.  Through our work together she began to experience multiple lightbulb moments.  …

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To Learn Or To Cope With Learning Differences

Recently I had my home’s sliding back door repaired because the lock mechanism broke.  Not good.   The repair guy tried to convince me that he was finished, even when the new door didn’t close all of the way.   “But it doesn’t close.”  (Seemed obvious to me.)   “You just have to push it …

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How to Use Hear the Hidden Message for Auditory Memory (Video)

How are your child’s listening skills?  Good?  How about remembering what you say?   Inside The Free Printables Collection you’ll find a sample of Hear the Hidden Message.  This is an activity that I designed to help students strengthen a variety of learning skills, especially auditory memory.   Here’s how it works…  (Video not showing?  …

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Learning Intervention That Fits

Obvious statement alert!  Not all learning difficulties are created equal.  Of course, you know this already.   If you are a parent of a child with learning differences, then you already know that the word “differences” doesn’t even describe the half of it.   Your child with learning differences is quite unique, quite different than …

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The Struggling Learner Scenario: Can’t Sit Still

Scenario #2: My son is ALWAYS moving!  We believe he’s too young for ADHD medication.  He’s a very picky eater so we aren’t prepared to eliminate any of the few foods he actually eats, either.  He has some vision issues for which he attends vision therapy.  He will work with me on learning intervention activities …

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