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The Impatient Child – Halfway Done Day

The Impatient Child – Halfway Done Day

Children with learning disabilities can seem very impatient at times. When so much is beyond their control, particularly lately, our children may seem to “dig in” at the most inconvenient of times. Children are asserting their will, where they can. For this reason,...

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Thoughtful Education During The Time Of COVID-19

Thoughtful Education During The Time Of COVID-19

Being at home is often a place of relief for exhausted teachers. We OTs sometimes worry that your stress levels make it hard to let go of at-work pressures. As school OTs, we see how hard teachers work to make a difference in the lives of their students. Now with...

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The Truth About Printing

The Truth About Printing

Printing is one of those things that parents and teachers tend to put into the "just try harder" category. The thought is that more practice is needed. However, most unique learners who are struggling with printing have a physiological reason for their messy printing....

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Boredom And Helping Your Child With Learning Disabilities

Boredom And Helping Your Child With Learning Disabilities

Boredom comes in many forms. Sometimes children with learning disabilities are bored because they have “nothing to do”. Other times, children with learning disabilities are bored because they aren’t engaged in the activity that they are expected to participate in. But...

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Self-Esteem For Children With Learning Disabilities

Self-Esteem For Children With Learning Disabilities

Many unique learners experience a sense of shame because they aren’t like others. They think that because they struggle academically, they must not be as smart as their peers. Their self-concept is skewed by this inaccurate self-assessment. The truth is, unique...

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Learning Disabilities And The Importance Of Play

Learning Disabilities And The Importance Of Play

When the teacher says put your pencil at the top of the page, some students may not know what "the top" means.  They can't follow the teacher’s instruction when they don't know up, down, left, and right. These children have a learning disability caused by a...

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What Causes A Learning Disability?

What Causes A Learning Disability?

A learning disability can be caused by hereditary and by environmental factors. You can be born with a learning disability because a close relative also had the same problem. Learning disabilities can originate from the genes that you inherit and they can be passed on...

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How Do You Help Students With Dysgraphia?

How Do You Help Students With Dysgraphia?

Difficulties with writing neatly relates with a student’s self-esteem. Continually producing work that looks messy compared to the beautiful penmanship of other 5th grade students, can be humiliating. Behavior issues can arise. In the classroom these students can be...

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The Brain Power Of Love In Learning

The Brain Power Of Love In Learning

Did you know that the heart helps the brain think? The brain works better when the heart is eased, when the heart is engaged. When the heart is engaged, things matter more. In this way, the brain and the heart work together. When the heart is functioning optimally, a...

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An Occupational Therapy Program

An Occupational Therapy Program

Kendall showed a little different tempo of learning than many of her peers.  Sometimes it seemed that the world was  at the wrong speed: either too fast or too slow.  Often, Kendall was  working too quickly and too slowly in one writing...

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What Made December So Hard?

What Made December So Hard?

Trying to understand the unique needs of your child with a learning disability is hard to do. Communication becomes worse with fatigue and stress. Don’t judge yourself weeks later. Recognize that you were doing the best you could do at the time. That’s a lot,...

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How To Help A Child With Dyslexia At Home

How To Help A Child With Dyslexia At Home

Can your child with dyslexia improve his or her reading skills? Yes! In fact, it is easier, and more fun, than you think. You can improve your child's reading readiness in ways that feel like play. Let's start with a better understanding of reading readiness. It isn't...

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How Do I Help A Child With ADHD Focus?

How Do I Help A Child With ADHD Focus?

As an adult you know that the ability to pay attention and to control the content of your thinking is critical to a good life. When you pay attention, you feel good about reflecting who you are through your work, your relationships, and your contributions to this...

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Holistic ADHD Treatment

Holistic ADHD Treatment

Although it is interesting to ask your doctor why your child may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the more important question is, “What are you and your child prepared to do about it?” Holistic implies utilizing the whole individual, brain and...

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How To Do Christmas With Your Learning Disabled Child

How To Do Christmas With Your Learning Disabled Child

Every young family struggles at Christmas to keep the group calm and cooperative. Many years ago, my husband and I were just another typical family anticipating Christmas with our one and two-year-old children. That Christmas we had just moved ourselves with our two...

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Teachers And Winter Break

Teachers And Winter Break

I see you teachers, struggling to get report cards out on time. I watch you take on greater and greater responsibilities that keep your students, their parents, staff, and entire campus organized and happy. I watch you continue to pursue perfection in ensuring that...

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