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30Nov

According to the CDC, 13.2 percent of boys have been diagnosed with ADHD, while only 5.6 percent of girls have been diagnosed (cdc.gov, 2016), so do more boys than girls have ADHD? Experts are not sure, but they do know that the presentation of ADHD often differs between boys and girls. Boys are more likely to present with hyperactive and impulsive symptoms, while girls are more likely to present with inattentive symptoms.

16Nov

Parents can find support and guidance through Springer's referral and consulting services, which can help with identifying obstacles to learning and determining next steps. 

09Nov

Parents can find support and guidance through Springer's referral and consulting services, which can help with identifying obstacles to learning and determining next steps. 

When an evaluation team determines that a student qualifies for special education services, an Individualized Education Program, or IEP, will be written. Springer can help parents break down this lengthy and complex document. 

02Nov

Parents can find support and guidance through Springer's referral and consulting services, which can help with identifying obstacles to learning and determining next steps. 

When parents see signs that their child is struggling, they can be overwhelmed and unclear how to get their child help at school. Springer can help guide parents through this complex process.

26Oct

Parents can find support and guidance through Springer School and Center’s referral and consulting services, which can help with identifying obstacles to learning and determining next steps. 

19Oct

October is also an awareness month for another disorder that touches the lives of many of our students and families at Springer School and Center: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Learning disabilities and ADHD often co-occur, with nearly one out three students with learning disabilities also diagnosed with ADHD. So this week I want to spend some time discussing what ADHD is and how it can exacerbate the symptoms of learning disabilities.

12Oct

This week I am continuing to write about learning disabilities in honor of Learning Disability Awareness month. Below are some common myths and facts regarding learning disabilities. 


MYTH: Learning disabilities are not common.

05Oct

This month, in honor of Learning Disability Awareness Month, we will take some time to explain what a learning disability is and is not, confirming common facts and debunking some myths. But first of all, what is a learning disability, learning disorder, and learning difference? And where does dyslexia fall in all of this?

07Sep

As Dr. Mary Ann stated in her back-to-school post, changing to “school hours” for sleeping and waking is important as students transition back to school. It is also important to continue to monitor your child’s sleep throughout the school year because sleep plays an important role in learning, memory, behavior, and emotional control.

01Sep

A central goal of parenting is to raise children that can live independent, successful lives. In order to foster independence, it is important for parents to provide supportive environments that allow children to have opportunities to learn and grow through new experiences.