By Jane St. Pierre
This post is a bit of a memoire – my reflections on my son’s difficult navigation through his academic career, the man those struggles created, and encouragement to the parents and caregivers in the midst of helping children with learning differences in school.
My son was diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and OCD. […]
Darlyne G. Nemeth, Ph.D., M.P., Kayla M. Chustz, B.S. & Patricia McElroy, Ed.S., NCED
Presented at the 2019 C W Austin Learning Disability Conference February 2, 2019
Executive Functions are “all of the cognitive skills needed to regulate your thinking, feeling, and behavior, often to reach a goal”(Branstetter, 2014). Children with Executive Functioning disorders have problems with […]
By Patricia McElroy, Ed.S., NCED, Darlyne G. Nemeth, Ph.D., M.P., & Kayla M. Chustz, B.S.Presented at the 2019 C W Austin Learning Disability Conference February 2, 2019
What is an IEP?• An Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is a legal document that is developed for children, ages birth to 21. • Each child has been evaluated by […]
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 […]