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Is Your Child’s Behavior Masking Dyslexia?

Halloween masks can be great fun, but there are students in every school who are wearing “masks” all year long. Mike was funny and gregarious.  He showed his smarts in class discussions, but when it came to doing any kind of seat-work, he could be found entertaining his classmates. At home with all his unfinished…
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10 Remote Schooling Tips for Students with Auditory Processing Challenges

“Can you hear me now? Wait…What?…You’re cutting in and out.” Recognize this conversation?  Of course, you do.  We’ve ALL experienced a bad cell phone connection.  And it’s incredibly irritating! Can you imagine what it would feel like to spend your whole day, everyday, listening through a bad cell phone connection? Think about how lost and…
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3 Tips for Staying Positive

Could YOU use a little “positive” in your life right now? You’re not alone.  2020 has given us all a run for our money.  Here are 3 tips for staying positive: Perspective A 16-year-old with ADD shared that she has learned to say to herself: “Everyone has challenges.  Mine is ADD.”  This attitude has allowed…
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Summer’s Here! But What Will Next School Year Bring?

You made it!  This year more than ever, with all the changes that the Coronavirus has brought, the end of the school year is a big relief. I remember the excitement of the last day of school – both as a student and as the parent of school-age students.  No more worries about getting to…
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Just Call Me “Braben”

After repeatedly reversing the d in his name, Braden told his teacher, “Just call me Braben!” I laughed when I heard this because this young boy is so delightful and good-natured.  But on further reflection, this is the very last thing that I want for our dyslexic students – to have to spend their life…
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Brains Need Breaks

From Break to Meltdown in 30 seconds – How Did that Happen? At mile 20 of a 21-mile bike ride, my husband and I stopped to take a little break.  It had gotten warm and we wanted to remove a few layers.  When we started riding again, my legs let me know that “enough is…
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