• The Light Through the Tunnel

    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.  […]

  • Creating Executive Functions in School-Aged Children with Attentional and Working Memory Problems

    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 […]

  • 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 […]