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Supporting the Emotional Needs of Kids with Learning Disabilities

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 … Continue reading Supporting the Emotional Needs of Kids with Learning Disabilities

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Sleep and the ADHD Brain

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 … Continue reading Sleep and the ADHD Brain

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Play & Learn- A Fun Idea for Game Play that Educates

As parents and caregivers, we are busy people. So it is a wonderful moment when we come across some quick and easy play ideas that help support children in their development like the ones found at Play & Learn. Play & Learn is a website designed to enhance learning through play. It was developed by the Infant and Child Health Lab (INCH) and the Division of e-Learning Innovation (DeLI) and offers expert reviewed games and … Continue reading Play & Learn- A Fun Idea for Game Play that Educates

Strategies for Executive Functioning Difficulties

Executive functioning skills are the skills that guide our ability to plan, organize, memorize, problem solve and a variety of other life-management tasks. Students who struggle with these skills need support and guidance that will help them navigate the classroom successfully and transfer learned skills to life after school.  The Tool Box has compiled an informative piece on Executive Functioning Skills describing what executive functions are and throughout the piece, where you can find strategies … Continue reading Strategies for Executive Functioning Difficulties

Back to Basics- What is a Learning Disability?

Since we are still fresh into a new year, it seems like a great time to go back to the basics and examine what a learning disability is and the signs and symptoms that different learning disabilities can display. The article “Learning Disabilities and Disorders” from Helpguide.org, shares helpful and precise information about learning disabilities and the problems they can cause. They also share some terrific tips on support, how you can help and where … Continue reading Back to Basics- What is a Learning Disability?