A Summer He Will Never Forget

The Creative Education Institute is hard at work preparing for their annual Academic Fun & Fitness Camp. Since 2001, this camp has been specifically designed for children ages 6 to 19 with learning differences, including Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), dyslexia, Asperger’s syndrome, and other learning disabilities.  For six weeks, Lakeland Community College* becomes their home away from home as these …

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The More You Know — The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship (JPSN)

Q: My child has a disability and now has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  I have researched ways to provide the best education for my child and learned I can receive funding through the Jon Peterson Scholarship.  Can you tell me more about it? A: Absolutely.  The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program (JPSN) provides funding for the parents of …

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The Senses and the Holidays — How to Prevent Overstimulation

The holiday season is such a special time of year.  For most of us, thinking about the holidays conjures up thoughts of brightly colored lights, carols and music, scrumptious desserts, the smell of home-cooked meals, and festive clothing.  Thanks to our senses, we can experience all the joy and magic that comes each year. Now, take a second and imagine how …

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The Magic Pill

Note: This post was written by a guest author.   Once upon a time there was a little boy named Billy.  He was a bright-eyed little boy who loved to run and jump and play.  It took Billy a little extra time to talk, but he was smart, alert and even ahead of other children in some ways. When Billy …

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Learning Disabilities & IEPs

Note: This post was written by a guest author.   Suspecting that your child has a Learning Disability can feel very daunting.  You think to yourself, “Where do I go from here, who can help me, what’s the next step?”  Often, parents don’t know what role they play in developing an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) for their child.  Read the …

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Organize Stuff School Work Executive Functioning Skills

How To Organize Your “Stuff” — A Simple Organizational System for School Work

Keep It Simple — Keep Your Sanity. Getting organized is most challenging at the beginning of the school year.  While many students struggle with organization, it often seems chaotic for children with learning disabilities like ADD/ADHD or LD.  Many of these children struggle with executive functioning skills. We recommend a very simple and proven organizational system.  We find that many …

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