Common Core Curriculum: Utopia or Just Another Elephant?

Note: This post was written by a guest author.   The United States has been struggling with poor literacy, poor mathematics and poor science skills for decades. While we continue to pour billions of dollars into these education problems every year, the needle has not moved appreciably since World War II. Once we were a leader in education, now we …

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Is it a Generation of Fools?

Note: This post was written by a guest author.   Most of us have seen children with their eyes glued to a phone screen and their thumbs flying as they text.  This is a major part of socializing among young people.  Some become so attached to their cell phones that they refuse to put them down (addicted?).  They send messages …

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Nurturing Critical Thinking

Note: This post was written by Carole Richards. In today’s world, it is often difficult for teachers and parents to teach children critical thinking skills.  Children are more distracted than ever as parents are juggling multiple roles resulting in less quality time together. Children are stimulated by today’s technology.  Video games, texting, the internet, and television are often used as …

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Effective Communication with Your Child’s School

Note: This post was written by Carole Richards.   With school conference time approaching, it is important to reflect on effective communication strategies with your child’s school and most importantly, his teacher.  Here are some strategies I have found effective with our clients, and my own children. You are the customer. Whether your child attends a public school (you pay …

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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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