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The Family’s Not The Problem

The Family’s Not The Problem. The Problem Is The Problem And The Problem Can Be Solved. This statement was made by a colleague, a local Marriage and Family Therapist, Judy Riggan, and I thought it was brilliant. We both work with children and families who are dealing with learning challenges of some kind and were…
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Sometimes it Takes More Than a Tutor (Part 3)

This week we’ll finish looking at 5 big differences between tutoring and cognitive educational therapy, and how you know which is right for your child. #1 Tutoring typically focuses on supporting academic skills or school subjects and cognitive educational therapy addresses the underlying processing or thinking skills that are needed in order for a someone…
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Sometimes it Takes More Than a Tutor (Part 2)

5 Differences Between Tutoring and Cognitive Educational Therapy Last week we started talking about 5 big differences between tutoring and cognitive educational therapy, and how you know which is right for your child. #1 Tutoring typically focuses on academic skills or school subjects and cognitive educational therapy addresses the underlying processing or thinking skills that…
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Sometimes it Takes More Than a Tutor

5 Differences Between Tutoring and Cognitive Educational Therapy (Part 1) “Jackson HATES school!  He feels like the dumbest kid in the class.  He gets very frustrated and angry doing homework.” “As a family, we can’t stand this anymore.  We need to get Jackson a tutor!” Are you sure?  Will getting a tutor really be enough…
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Accommodations and Modifications to Support Dyslexic Students in the Classroom and in Homework

Last week, I promised to post some accommodations that parents and teachers can use to support dyslexic students (or other struggling readers) in the classroom and in homework. So that’s what we’re going to talk about…right after I get a chance to step on my soapbox! My Soap Box Accommodations and modifications can be a…
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The Gift, Challenge, and Classic Symptoms of Dyslexia

Q: This week HBO aired a special on dyslexia that noted that more than one third of entrepreneurs in the U.S. may be dyslexic. What is it about dyslexia that would cause this to be true? A: This statistic doesn’t surprise me a bit. Having worked with dyslexic children and adults for the past 27…
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