Many kids with learning disabilities also struggle with social issues.   It seems unfair that kids who struggle academically also have difficulties with this aspect of their life.  LDAO has outlined some helpful strategies for improving social competency.   As with any other skill, practice can make a difference and make every interaction a little bit more successful.  Social Skills and LDs We would love to hear from you if you have tried one of
As we have come to the end of the traditional school year, which has been anything but traditional this year, I have started to think about how to continue the learning into the summer.   I have a reluctant reader so it is not easy to get her to pick up a book over the summer – creativity is required.   I came across this interesting idea of reading bingo.  This visual provides choice in
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the brain
Learn more about your child’s emotions and how it can be hijacked by the smallest part of their brain, the Amygdala. In a blog by  Marian Mainland, C. Psych. Assoc., for Insight Psychology, a long-term supporter of LDAWC, your child’s emotions can be hijacked by the smallest part of the brain, the Amygdala. This can especially affect children with LD’s given their already frustrated emotional state when learning. Marian provides a great breathing activity you can
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Covid-19 has had a tremendous impact on almost every aspect of our lives. One significant change that we have encountered is our children being out of school for an extended period of time. This has led parents to wonder if their children’s academic and emotional needs are being adequately met. Now that we’ve been homeschooling our children for a few months, many of us are aware of our child’s academic skills, their strengths and their
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Being a Tween or Teen can be tough when life is normal.  With the restrictions due to COVID-19  it is even harder. Many important milestones, in the lives of youth, have been altered this spring. Many activities have been cancelled: graduations, trips, driving lessons, sports, clubs, etc.   Socializing and gaining independence are very important for teens and tweens.  Youth may resist help and routines suggested by parents. Future events can seem so far away
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