The Gift of the Public Library

The Gift of the Public Library

Reading is not just a nice thing to do. It’s how we help give our children the best possible start in life. This quote by Hillary Clinton during a recent speech at the American Libraries Conference got me thinking. The Public...

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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...

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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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