What is a Learning Disability?

When you first suspect a learning disability, you want to get as much information as possible. In this quick video presented by Sick Kids’ Trusted Answers, Dr. Tricia Williams from The Hospital for Sick Children, tells us what we need to know in What is a Learning Disability? If you would like to know how a child with a Learning Disability is assessed, you will appreciate the follow up video in which she presents How … Continue reading What is a Learning Disability?

A day in the life of someone with ADHD

For anyone who has ever asked the question “What is it like to have ADHD?”,  ArdelleVision gets personal by sharing a very raw reflection in  What is ADHD Like: A Day in the Life.   At the :32 second mark in, you can see that this is going to be an intense, in-depth look at what it can really be like. Ardelle allows herself to be vulnerable and you cannot help but connect with her when … Continue reading A day in the life of someone with ADHD

Educating Your Child About Their Learning Disability

The decision to tell your child that they have a learning disability can be an anxiety-ridden one. What will this do to their self-esteem? Will this destroy their self-confidence? How do we tell them so that they know they are not alone and there is support out there for them? Marcia Brown Rubinstien, MA, CEP has written Educating Your Child About LD on Smartkidswithld.org . It shares great tips on telling your child about their … Continue reading Educating Your Child About Their Learning Disability

ADHD at School-What Kids Wish Their Teachers Knew

It was a different kind of school year this year. The pandemic gave us both in-person and online learning and made things just a touch more challenging than normal. If you are a parent, you know how this played out in your child’s daily routines. If you are a teacher, you saw how this affected your students. If you are a student, you know it took a lot to get through the day. Did you … Continue reading ADHD at School-What Kids Wish Their Teachers Knew

Creating a summer schedule that works for a child with ADHD

Summer is almost here. Are you ready for it? I have never been one to over-plan my life but I have found schedules very helpful in keeping things on track. My children have become used to their pandemic school routine and now, with that routine coming to a close, I have to prepare a new, summertime routine so that the never ending “I’m bored” and “There’s nothing to do” doesn’t completely overwhelm me as a … Continue reading Creating a summer schedule that works for a child with ADHD