Save the Date — Hear Carole on the Radio!

On Tuesday, December 1st, Carole Richards will be the guest speaker on a local radio show called “Wonderfully Made”, hosted by Dr. Cara Daily.   Dr. Daily’s weekly radio show focuses on God’s influence in the lives of individuals with special needs.  Her guest stars all share programs or stories related to special needs and how God has been at …

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“A Touch of Wonder”

“But I recall walking through the treetops, chasing dragonflies, and endless days that seem so long ago.” — “before there was time” by Beau Bristow   Beau Bristow came and performed at my college when I was still in school. This song touched me so much I purchased his CD so I could listen to it over and over again.  Years …

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The Elephant in the Room

In Carole’s latest article, she discusses the “elephant in the room” — how many students are graduating from high school with limited basic skills in English and math.   When is Your Child Work-Ready or College Ready?  A Missing Link in Education Planning by Carole Richards It is laudable that our city, county, state and nation all have a goal …

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Finding the Gifts of Children with Disabilities

As we close another week here at North Coast Education Services, I am readily preparing our display for the 17th Annual Summer and Beyond Fair, hosted by the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County.  The fair, which will take place on Saturday, February 21st, is for families with children or youth with disabilities and offers them direct access to vendors …

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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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“Hey Mom, how do I write an essay?”

Our founder and executive director, Carole Richards, has been working in the education field for over 30 years.  A former teacher, she wrote the award-winning Richards Learning Systems ®, which is the reading program used by North Coast Education Services.  She has received multiple awards and is a guest speaker on radio and TV.  In addition, her articles are often …

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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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