Social Skills and LD- Rick Lavoie

This October, Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County will be welcoming keynote speaker Rick Lavoie to our 7th Annual Family Conference. This virtual conference is a great day of outstanding guest speakers and we are particularly excited about the addition of Rick Lavoie to kick the day off. He is a terrific speaker who easily engages his audience with his presentations. To give you a peek into what is coming, we invite you to check … Continue reading Social Skills and LD- Rick Lavoie

Apps for Kids with Learning Disabilities

When it comes to apps, our kids have a pretty good handle on things. Especially if they are looking for a great game to play. But are there any entertaining and educational apps out there that can help kids with learning disabilities? Andrew Heinzman writes about the apps available and the ones that are sure to win over young hearts and minds.  The Best Apps for Kids with Learning Disabilities offers an extensive list including: … Continue reading Apps for Kids with Learning Disabilities

To Medicate or Not to Medicate?

The decision to use medication for treating ADHD can be an extremely difficult one, often filled with emotion and confusion. Writer Penny Williams shares some fantastic information in her article:  Dear ADDitude: What If We Don’t Want to Medicate? It provides some suggestions and information about choosing to use medication for ADHD, as well as seeking out alternative therapies for treatment.  In the end, each individual is different and it will come down to what … Continue reading To Medicate or Not to Medicate?

Yes, There Are Happier Mornings Ahead!

Oh mornings. How I used to dread them. So much to do. Not just for myself to get ready and go to work but for my children too! Clothes set out, shoes and backpacks ready, school notes signed, homework checked and ready, lunches made and oh, what day is it today? Silly hair day?  It all seemed like a regular routine in chaos. That is, until someone said, “Why not do it all the night … Continue reading Yes, There Are Happier Mornings Ahead!

The Challenges of a Non-Verbal Learning Disability

Many people have never heard of a non-verbal learning disability (NLD or NVLD). Some tend to think of it as a disability that affects how someone speaks or lack of speaking but that cannot be further from the truth. Children with a non-verbal learning disability can be quite intelligent with extensive vocabularies but may struggle to keep up academically or socially. This week we are sharing an article written by the Smart Kids With Learning … Continue reading The Challenges of a Non-Verbal Learning Disability