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Exercise Is Important In Managing ADHD

For a student diagnosed with an Attention Deficit Disorder, doing routine tasks such as daily chores, grooming, class work and homework can be boring.  These activities are done virtually every day, take time, and may seem difficult to do since they may offer little excitement or stimulation that an ADD brain may crave.  Studies have… Read more »

Why “Labeling” In Learning Isn’t Always Bad

During a recent parent conference, we talked at length with a set of parents about their legitimate concern about harm that may come from labeling students in certain ways related to their learning.  It is not uncommon for parents who have had a negative experience in their own school career regarding labels, class placement, or… Read more »

Talking With Your Child About A Learning Difference

Scott, a fourth-grader, had been struggling with reading skills but otherwise was thriving at a small, independent school.  Based on the findings of a private educational evaluation, it was determined that Scott has a Specific Learning Disability and would likely benefit from  a different reading curriculum than the school normally provides.  The school recognized that their core reading program does… Read more »

Simulating A Learning Difference

Have you ever wondered what challenges a student with reading, math, writing, attention, and/or organization deficits experiences? Well, there are a several websites that provide that information. Most, however, share general information on how a learning disability would affect someone in academic settings. Others have personal stories shared by someone who encounters problems with writing,… Read more »

A “SMART” Way To Set Goals

We are just about a week into 2015, and with a new calendar year often come New Year’s Resolutions. Goal-setting is a habit for excellent students and can be a useful tool for motivation and confidence-building throughout the year, so we want to set you up for success.  A proven way to set goals and resolutions is… Read more »

ADHD And Final Exams? 10 Tips To Success

With the end of the semester upon us that means many students will be taking final exams, especially those in high school. Studying for finals is a lot like the “last kick” in a demanding swimming race. It’s the final effort that can make the difference between having an excellent performance and one that might… Read more »