April 7, 2021

What is Dyscalculia?

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Dyscalculia is a learning disability in math. Those who have dyscalculia have difficulties with math, math concepts and tasks. This can be concerning when you think about how often we use math, for example, when telling time or estimating time or distance, counting out change or even sorting out concepts such as smallest to biggest. This week, again from Understood.org, we look at dyscalculia through the eyes of a professional (Dr. Daniel Ansari), a grandmother
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March 31, 2021

Do You Know What Dyslexia Is?

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Let’s get straight to the point. Dyslexia is a learning disability. Someone with dyslexia may have challenges in reading, comprehension, spelling and writing but that doesn’t mean that they have challenges with intelligence.  Understood.org understands that there are a lot of myths that surround dyslexia, a few include: Myth #1: Reading and writing letters backwards is the main sign of dyslexia. Myth #2: Dyslexia doesn’t show up until elementary school. Myth #3: Kids with dyslexia
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March 24, 2021

Failing at Normal-An ADHD Success Story

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If you haven’t been introduced to Jessica McCabe yet, allow us.  She is a YouTube personality, best known as the host for the YouTube channel How to ADHD. It is an outstanding selection of videos tackling topics of interest to her fellow “brains”-those with ADHD or those who know someone with ADHD. She gave a TedX Talk called Failing at Normal- An ADHD Success Story speaking about her life with ADHD. At times emotional, it
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When a child is diagnosed with a learning disability, it’s not unusual to worry about the academic struggles that the child may be facing but what about the emotional struggles? Rachel Ehmke, managing editor at the Child Mind Institute, has written a wonderfully insightful piece about how to support the emotional needs of kids with learning disabilities. Children with learning disabilities often have anxiety, stress, sadness and low self-esteem. They need you and they need
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March 10, 2021

Sleep and the ADHD Brain

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If you are someone with ADHD, you understand the challenge of getting to sleep. You want to sleep, you’re ready to sleep but once your head hits the pillow, you suddenly have a running commentary going on in your head. It can be all of the things that happened in the day, or all of the things you think will happen tomorrow. The harder you try to sleep, the more frustrated you become. What if
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