Author: Katie

Legacy #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Even when confronting the direst of circumstances, every single one of us has the opportunity to leave a legacy in life, something that indicates that you were in this world — that you were an advocate for change and used your life to create a better world for those who followed in your wake. In the wake of #ALSicebucketchallenge, I want to tell you the story of one such individual, a person who has left an indefinable mark, not just in spite of his illness and disability but because of it. Today, I want to tell you about my...

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Learning Disabilities and the Arts

Finding fun and useful activities for children with learning disabilities can be complicated, as some fun activities are not really useful and some useful activities are not necessarily fun. A critical part of the learning process is the feeling of self-worth on the part of the child. By doing extra-curricular activities related to art, children can learn motor and language skills that could not be learned doing other activities. This accomplishment gives them the self-worth needed to learn even more skills. Click on the graphic for more...

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Dyslexia in a Nutshell

Some people think that dyslexia is the same as reading or spelling difficulties, but dyslexia is a language based learning disability that can also impact any language-related skill, such as listening and speaking. This life-long condition needs an appropriate intervention so that the individual can experience a positive effect. In the following graphic you can find more detailed information about this condition. You can also learn about the emotions involved, common symptoms, myths, and some figures that provide statistical information. Click on the image to check this interesting...

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A Passionate Career for a Happy Life

Passion is “a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something” (Merriam-Webster). When you are passionate about your occupation you tend to be happier doing your job, resulting in more work being done and more work satisfaction. This will also increase your level of psychological well-being (Burke). So, how can you find your passion? And more important, how can you transform it into a profession? First, it is important to understand that your school is a field of knowledge, experiences and social learning. School propitiates the experimentation of a variety of activities, and by doing...

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Finding the Right Tutor for Your LD Child

You finally have a diagnosis and possibly an IEP or 504 plan. Your student still needs a bit more help in school, so what is next? First, read our page for tips and tricks to make sure that your child’s work product is a product of his or her effort and not the disability. At some point you may wonder, does my child need a tutor? If so, what kind of tutor would best fit with my child? Tutors will help your child not only to get good grades but in a more holistic way. Finding the right tutor...

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