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4 Great Organizational Tools for Children with Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities can present unique challenges, but with the right tools and strategies, you can help your child thrive academically and personally. Specifically, a learning disabilities can affect a child's ability to read, write, comprehend, or perform mathematical tasks. We know that these challenges are not indicative of a child's intelligence; instead, they relate to how the brain processes information. Identifying a learning disability can be a crucial first step. If you suspect your child…

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Navigating the Maze of Executive Functioning Issues in Kids: School, Social Life, and Home

Every child is unique, and some may face challenges that make it harder to succeed in school, interact with peers, and thrive at home. One such challenge is executive functioning issues. Understanding how these issues affect children in various areas of life is the first step to supporting their growth and development. In this blog post, we'll explore the impact of executive functioning issues in kids, from the classroom to their social lives and within…

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Box Breathing: A Mindfulness Technique for Parents of Teens with Anxiety

Parenting a teenager with anxiety can be a challenging experience. You're not only managing your own stress but also trying to create a calming environment for your teen. Box breathing, also known as four-square breathing, is a relaxation technique that can benefit both you and your anxious teen. What is Box Breathing? Box breathing is a simple and effective breathing exercise. It consists of four stages: inhaling, holding the breath, exhaling, and another breath hold.…

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Navigating the Start of the School Year: 10 Tips for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities

The beginning of a new school year is a time filled with anticipation and excitement, but for parents of children with learning disabilities, it can also bring about unique challenges and concerns. As a parent, you play a pivotal role in supporting your child's education and well-being. Here are our top 10 tips to help you navigate the start of the school year and ensure a positive and successful learning experience for your child with…

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The Crucial Role of Regular Re-evaluation for Neurodiverse Children

When it comes to supporting the unique learning needs of neurodiverse children, an ongoing process of evaluation and assessment is essential. Neurodiverse children encompass a wide range of abilities and challenges, and their educational requirements evolve over time. Regular re-evaluation, typically conducted every 3-4 years, allows educators and parents to gain valuable insights into a child's progress, adapt interventions accordingly, and unlock their full potential. Understanding Neurodiversity: Neurodiversity is a concept that recognizes and respects…

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Unleashing Potential: 5 Ways that Tutoring can Help with Learning Disabilities or ADHD

Often, kids with learning disabilities like dyslexia or ADHD face extra challenges in school. These difficulties can affect their confidence and make learning harder. But there's something powerful that can make a big difference in their lives—tutoring. In this blog post, we'll explore how tutoring can help kids with learning disabilities or ADHD. It gives them personalized help, special attention, and a supportive learning environment that can unlock their true abilities. 1.It helps to create…

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Steps for Seeking a Learning Evaluation

When you have a child who needs an evaluation for learning disabilities or behavior issues, the process can be daunting. Below are four simple steps to help guide you through the evaluation process for your child. Step 1) Consult with the School Explain your concerns to your child’s teacher or principal. If it’s an academic issue, such as low reading performance, the school should be reaching out to you at parent-teacher conferences, as well as…

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Learning Disability Evaluation Process

When you have a child who needs an evaluation for learning or behavior issues, the process can be daunting. As a child psychologist, I am often asked the question, “Where do I start?” While there are many pathways that an evaluation can take, the process does not have to be complex. Below are some simple steps to help guide you through the evaluation process. 1. Consult with the school. Explain your concerns to your child’s…

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6 Early Signs of Dyscalculia

Parents frequently come to me for an evaluation because their child is struggling with math, and I’m tasked with determining the cause of those struggles. One potential cause of math difficulties is dyscalculia, a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by impairments in basic mathematical skills. In school-aged children, these impairments can be reflected in many ways, including challenges with math calculation, applied math skills (e.g., working with money or time), or math fluency. However, it…

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Signs Your Child May Have Dyslexia

If your child has been struggling with reading throughout school, you may have wondered if they have dyslexia. What’s also known as a specific learning disability in reading, dyslexia is a specific pattern of reading challenges involving poor spelling and word decoding, a slow reading rate and low comprehension. While more obvious indicators of possible dyslexia include letter and number reversals and switching the order of letters and words on the page, dyslexia can come…

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