What is the IDEA?

What is the IDEA?

What is the IDEA? Our student population consists of many amazing children who live with varying degrees of learning difficulties. Recently, a number of parents have asked, “What is the I-D-E-A?” We generally explain that the IDEA is the Individuals with Disabilities...

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Is ADHD Over-diagnosed and Over-treated?

Is ADHD Over-diagnosed and Over-treated?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD There are a number of differing opinions about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and ADHD treatment methods. Here are some of the facts: ADHD is a behavioral brain disorder that starts in childhood and affects...

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How Brain Plasticity Improves Dyslexia Treatments

How Brain Plasticity Improves Dyslexia Treatments

Brain Plasticity Is A New Frontier In The Battle Against Dyslexia It’s well known that the human brain remains ‘plastic’ throughout life, which means it has the ability to adapt and create new neural pathways. Brain plasticity is the brain’s capacity to form new...

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Why Kids Are Failing In The Learning Fundamentals

Are Tougher Standards Making It Harder For Children To Learn How To Learn? Children are getting less and less time to develop learning fundamentals. Successive waves of test result-driven accountability are pushing formal instruction into earlier and earlier grades,...

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Is Your Child Learning Deep Understanding?

Is Your Child Learning Deep Understanding?

How Parents Can Fill a Gap in Today’s Rushed Education System One of the keys to lifelong learning is deep understanding, the ability to connect to prior knowledge, to put knowledge in context, to see the big picture -- to understand it deeply.  It is one of fun parts...

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Is Your Child Learning to Learn?

Is Your Child Learning to Learn?

Lifelong Learning has Replaced Knowledge is Power 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...

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How Schools Are Killing Love of Learning

How Schools Are Killing Love of Learning

Don't lose sight of lifelong learning as the ultimate educational outcome for your child. 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...

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