• What I did on my summer vacation……

    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 […]

  • Is my child lazy?

    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 […]

  • Advice from a Parent of a Student with Learning Differences

    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 […]

  • ADHD: What is it and what should I expect?

    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.”

    Who […]

  • New Beginning

    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 […]

  • Dyslexia

    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 […]