New Beginning
By Georgann Mire | May 2, 2017
Hello - I am the president of the GBR LD Coalition and I want to tell you about some amazing young people. I am the organizer of the C W Austin LD Conference which is sponsored by the Coalition and held on Saturday, February 4, 2017. It was a tremendous success with the largest attendance in our 10 year history as we work to help the 1 in 5 kids in our community with learning disabilities...
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Five Tips for Parents: Make this a succesful year for your child
By Jenny Hastings | September 25, 2017
As the new school year settles in, parents should have a good idea of how the year has begun, where challenges might develop, and where adjustments or help might be needed. The following tips will help parents work with school staff to build a learning team dedicated to finding success for your child...
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Mental Health Awareness in Children: Could Your Child Have a Mental Health Condition?
By Alisha Diggs, NCC, LPC | October 12, 2017
Candice was a 7-year old big sister to her 3-year old and 9 month old little sisters. Her dad worked long hours, so she helped her mom by reading stories to her little sister, coming up with new games for them both to play, and making sure her...
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ADHD: What is it and what should I expect?
By Brooke Nalesnik, Amy Le, Mary Ann Talley, and Elizabeth Cato | October 26, 2017
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed neurobehavioral disorder for school-age children in the United States.The National Institute of Mental Health (NIH) defines...
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By Erin Hargis, Katie Price, and Taylor Slatten | October 28, 2017
According to the National Dyslexia Foundation, “dyslexia is a brain-based learning disability that specifically impairs a person’s ability to read. Individuals with this disorder typically read at levels significantly lower than expected given their...
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ADHD and Language in the School Setting
By Mary Talley, Amy Le, Elizabeth Cato, Brooke Nalesnik | November 14, 2017
Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may present with learning difficulties and academic problems, specifically with reading and writing. Children presented...
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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
By Arden Bordes, Randi Olivier, Nikki Tomboli, and Jenna Tynes | December 1, 2017
“Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication”. “Spectrum” reflects the variation in unique...
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How Austim Presents in School-Aged Children
By Marlee Henderson and Heather Schieffler | December 15, 2017
In order for us to hear, sound waves travel through the ear canal and vibrate the eardrum which passes those vibrations through small bones....
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CW Austin Learning Disabilities Conference
By Georgann Mire | January 5, 2018
When a child is diagnosed with a learning disability (LD), it’s really hard to decide what you should do to help them. Options are few and confusing and usually expensive. Family and friends give you advice laced with pity, misinformation, or antidotal platitudes.
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