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15Oct

Math may not be marvelous for you or your child, but research indicates that your attitude toward math is really important. A Stanford study’s lead author and postdoctoral scholar said, ‘Based on our data, the unique contributions of positive attitude to math achievement is as large as the contribution from IQ’ (Chen, PhD).

21Aug

Knock, knock.
        Who’s there?
Banana
        Banana who?
Knock, knock
        Who’s there?
Banana
        Banana who?
Knock, knock
        Who’s there?
Orange
        Orange who?

07Aug

Parenting a child who struggles in school brings with it a unique set of challenges, one of which is finding a school that takes a different approach to learning. Springer School and Center has provided that “different approach” to thousands of children with learning disabilities for over four decades. But I know that making the decision to change schools is a complicated one.

24Jul

In March of 2017 then Center Director, Stephanie Dunne, wrote an important article that remains pertinent in our work with families that are impacted by ADHD. The question is still being asked, so let’s see how we might respond to this question.

21Mar

“My child’s learning difficulty is no longer invisible to me – just to everyone else.” “I keep thinking that if I try hard enough, I can convince myself that it will all just get better – something will click.”

07Jun

“What Avi accomplished at Springer in three years is nothing short of a miracle.”

In third grade, Avi was still laboriously working out three-letter words while her peers were fluently reading chapter books. By fifth grade, her teachers had given up on her ever learning to write. But this spring, Avi was accepted at the School for Creative and Performing Arts to pursue a double major in Costume and Fashion Design and, yes, Creative Writing.

18May

“My child’s learning difficulty is no longer invisible to me – just to everyone else.” “I keep thinking that if I try hard enough, I can convince myself that it will all just get better – something will click.”

21Jan

blog 16.1.21When the phone rings in my office, I am excited to pick it up and answer questions that parents might have about their child. Often, they are calling to inquire about admissions to Springer School and Center. “What is the first step in the admissions process?”

23Sep

blog 15.9.23“Meredith is happier at school than I have seen her in two years!”

A parent new to Springer recently shared this with me, only one week into the new school year. I took the opportunity to ask Elizabeth about the process of deciding to send her daughter to Springer. I wanted to know what kind of impression Springer makes for newcomers, and what helped her to make her decision.

06Aug

blog 15.8.6The decision to move your child from his current school has far-reaching implications, and there are many issues to consider – academic and social, and of course, financial. Here are a few thoughts and questions parents have, when considering this important decision.

Springer is too expensive.