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Top Ten Misconception about Children with Learning Disabilities

April 10, 2017

It’s amazing to think how quickly an untruth can spread in our world. It seems, for so many people, if you say something enough times, it becomes a truth for them. Few subjects have more misconceptions circulating than that of learning disabilities. If your child is one of the 2.4 million American public school students […]

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Five Tips to Help Your Child with Learning Difficulties Overcome Overload

March 8, 2017

We’ve all had “one of those days.” The kind of day that starts with you sleeping through the alarm, then spilling coffee on your shirt as you rush out the door; then you realize that you transposed numbers in a project you had been working on all week, followed by a fender bender because you […]

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Music’s Powerful Impact on Children with Learning Disabilities

February 27, 2017

When it comes to helping children with learning disabilities succeed, it can sometimes takes thinking outside the box to find ways better suited to how they learn. Many parents and educators are finding that music is playing a major role in keeping children with learning disabilities engaged and focused, and for those with language based […]

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Diet and Nutrition’s Impact on Learning for Children with Learning Disabilities

January 18, 2017

If you are what you eat, as the old adage says, then getting the best possible nutrition every day is key to not only feeling your best, but being your best. Science has shown that eating the right foods impacts the brain and the body, and its ability to function properly, while other research has […]

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How to Recognize if Your Child Could Have ADHD

April 18, 2016

Just because a child is hyperactive, forgetful, fidgety, or acts out does not necessarily mean they have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Most young children exhibit these types of behaviors at some point. It is when they are become ongoing and continuous that parents should be concerned, as it could be an indication the child has […]

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UCSF Study Reveals Measurable Brain Differences in SPD Children

March 22, 2016

Knowing when you first suspected that your child wasn’t exactly like everyone else’s isn’t important. Maybe it was when your baby didn’t like being cuddled, or maybe your toddler had difficulty switching from one activity to another, or maybe it was when your preschooler had sudden mood swings or temper tantrums. You consulted experts, only […]

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Treating Students with ADHD without Medications

March 9, 2016

Prior to the 1990s, when there was an explosive growth in prescription medications to treat ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder), teachers and parents were already using effective treatments in classroom settings to help students with learning disorders and ADHD. In the 1990s, as changes in educational models, teacher-student rights, and other such updates to the American […]

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How to Recognize if Your Child Could Have ADHD

February 22, 2016

Just because a child is hyperactive, forgetful, fidgety, or acts out does not necessarily mean they have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Most young children exhibit these types of behaviors at some point. It is when they are become ongoing and continuous that parents should be concerned, as it could be an indication the child has […]

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Is There a Cure for Dyslexia?

February 8, 2016

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that occurs at birth. It is important to note that dyslexia does not affect a person’s intelligence; it just creates problems for the person when learning essential developmental skills, like reading and writing. There is no way to prevent dyslexia, nor is there a cure for this affliction. However, there […]

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