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Blog - Insight into LD

01Oct

The term dyscalculia, pronounced dis-kal-kyoo-lee-uh, refers to a Specific Learning Disability in the area of Math. It is relatively rare for a student to qualify for an Individualized Education Program (IEP) under Specific Learning Disability only in the area of math. When a child has difficulty with reading, there will usually be spillover into math. But many students who do not qualify as a having a Learning Disability still struggle in Math.

24Sep

Continuing the discussion of the publication, Student Voices: of “A Study of Young Adults with Learning and Attention Issues found on the National Center for Learning Disorders website, young adults with LD and ADHD who were successful in a post-high school experience fe

17Sep

Young adults with learning disabilities (LD) or ADHD who thrive are those who described themselves as being comfortable in taking the “first step” to reach out to peers and adults (Voices of Young Adults with Learning and Attention Issues). The young adults felt comfortable approaching teachers, co-workers, supervisors and peers to initiate

10Sep

In a study of successful young adults with ADHD/LD, a supportive home life was identified as critical to their success. Did that mean there were two parents at home or that adults never had conflict with the student? No. Somehow adults communicated optimism that the student would be successful.

03Sep

It is late summer.  Now is the time when parents are packing up their high school graduates and taking them to college or technical school. Who are the students with LD/ADHD who successfully graduated from high school, and will pursue additional education or training? These students have overcome significant obstacles.

28Aug

At this time of the year there are many blogs with the three or five things you need to do to get organized or to start off the day or school year right. It can be stressful just to read them, because it is overwhelming to consider a whole list of things that you currently don’t do, but “should.” What if we reduce it to one task that you can do every day? You might feel yourself letting go of some stress if there is just one thing that will help you.  

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.

01May

Many parents and teachers are aware of their child’s need for advance notice when time will be up for a particular activity and it is time to move on to something else. Some students need support in developing the Executive Function skill of flexibility. We suggest setting a timer for 5 minutes or giving them a 10-minute warning, then a 5-minute warning and a 2-minute warning. When that time is up we say, “Stop.”