By Jenny Hastings, School administrator, retired
Many of us might remember getting this essay prompt from a teacher at the beginning of a new school year. It served a good purpose in eliciting fun summer activities AND drawing attention to the fact that summer was over and school back in session. I am writing today in hopes we […]
By Georgann Mire
I hope everyone who attended the 2019 C W Austin LD Conference enjoyed it as much as I did. As I reflect on the event I am glad to report that it was a very special day.
Once again, our amazing team pooled their wealth of talents to create a unique free opportunity to […]
By William B. Daigle, Ph.D.
I frequently get asked how to distinguish between the symptoms of inattention often observed in the Predominantly Inattentive presentation of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and “laziness.” This question is often followed up by questions about how best to help such children with homework completion. For many such children, the “motivation” to […]
By Jane St. Pierre
Once your child is diagnosed with a learning disability, it is imperative that you become his/her tireless advocate. This initially begins with becoming familiar with the diagnosed disability/disabilities and reading as much material as possible (from various sources) regarding best teaching practices to address the issue(s). Once armed with information, the parent’s […]
When our leaders look at ways to improve the quality of life in our community, they continually cite problems with our education as a key impediment. Our education system stands as the root of our society’s ills and our leaders are overlooking the most compelling answer to their questions – 1 in 5 of students […]
By Brooke Nalesnik1, Amy Le1, Mary Ann Talley1, & Elizabeth Cato1
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed neurobehavioral disorder for school-age children in the United States2.The National Institute of Mental Health (NIH)3 defines ADHD as “a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity- impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.”
Hello – I am the president of the GBRLD 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 […]
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.
Tip 1: If […]
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 sister stayed out of trouble. She also […]
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 overall intelligence” (“The dyslexia foundation”, n.d., p.2). As many as 15-20% of the population display some symptoms of dyslexia. One in […]