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What it takes to raise an enthusiastic lifelong learner

Is Your Child Learning to Learn?

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The requirements of an education have changed drastically in the last 20 years. Up to the 1990’s it was all about facts and methods, knowledge.  In those days, knowledge was power. Being armed facts and good math skills made you career-ready.  Knowledge was not at people’s fingertips and companies were run like the army — decision makers at the top, everyone else did training that lasted year…


The Value of Brain Training For Reading

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When a child has auditory processing disorder or language processing disorder parents will very often get specialist help and try to address the underlying deficit or delay. However, when confronted with a reading difficulty, quite often teachers and parents will simply work around it, trying to remediate the symptoms and failing to address the underlying cause of the problem.

This is the val…


Why an Auditory Processing Disorder Diagnosis Can Be Good News

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Parents often panic when they receive their child’s clinical evaluation. More often than not the list of difficulties is scary long: weak working memory, executive attention concerns, hints of dyslexia, dysgraphia, etc., etc.

However, evaluations identify difficulties, not necessarily problems. This is particularly relevant to an auditory processing disorder diagnosis where there are oft…


How Schools Are Killing Love of Learning

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Are you concerned that your child does not love learning the way he should?  Is he reading for pleasure in a way that suggests he is on a path to lifelong learning?  For most parents the answer to both questions is no.

This really matters. There is no educational outcome more important than developing a habit of lifelong learning.  This determines how you develop as an individual and how y…


Choosing The Right Summer Reading Strategy For Your Child

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Inspire, Engage or Intervene?  It Depends on Your Child.
The steps to reading proficiency are many and occur over several years.  Parents play two key roles in helping their children navigate these steps: (1) maintaining momentum year in year out, and (2) ensuring a positive connection to reading.  Without a love of reading the path to reading proficiency is long and troubled, and so above all…


You Can’t Love Learning If You’re Not Good At It

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No question, learning needs to be lifelong obsession.  A love of learning is crucial to life and career success.

In today’s world, everything your new graduate needs to know is on his phone, on his computer, at his finger tips.  Knowledge is no longer a difference maker as everybody has instantaneous access to knowledge.

It’s how you filter that knowledge and what you do with it that ma…