Blog - Insight into LD


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.


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.”


When a teacher describes a student as being “on the bubble,” they mean that a child is barely meeting the bottom benchmark score on some academic standard.  It could mean that your child correctly answered 1 question above the cutoff score for intervention in Reading, Writing or Math. Being “on the bubble” indicates that a skill is not secure.


A central goal of parenting is to help our children eventually lead 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.


Students who struggle in reading, writing or math are at greater risk for summer learning loss. As parents, we know that! The constant negotiation to get them to read, write or do a few math problems saps everyone’s energy and makes for an unpleasant summer. Let Springer School and Center help you!


Experts agree that a certain amount of stress or pressure can provide a sense of urgency to meet a deadline. When the deadline is met, the stress is relieved. In other instances, people avoid a stress by choosing not to travel by plane, for example. In medicine, it is well known that chronic stress has an impact on health. Chronic back pain, headaches, sleep disturbance, heart disease and depression can be linked to long-term exposure to ongoing stress.


Each year, Springer partners with Cincinnati Children's to bring an expert in the field of LD or ADHD to Cincinnati. The Distinguished Speaker Program this year will feature Lynn Meltzer PhD, discussing the role of Executive Function in academic success. During this program for parents entitled "The Child Beneath the Stress: Parenting Children with Executive Function Challenges," Dr.


We recently welcomed Lisa K. Woodruff, Springer alumni parent, to present a parent program on organizing the paper clutter at home. The paperless environment doesn’t seem to have happened yet! Lisa is the author of “How ADHD Affects Home Organization” and the owner of Organize 365.


Nothing seems to get on a parent’s last nerve like the sound of a whining voice. As parents we find whining aversive, but we may have unintentionally contributed to its use.


Staying on top of all the details of 21st-century life can be a challenge. The advent of the computer age has not produced the predicted paperless society. Junk mail, tax records, coupons, passports, receipts – it’s hard to keep it all organized.