Learning about Learning Differences

We’re doing interviews with experts that can answer the questions that we hear all the time surrounding students with learning differences like dyslexia. Do you have a question you’d like to have answered? Don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll do it!

How can parents help raise your child’s self-esteem?

How can parents help raise your child’s self-esteem?

We speak with Cris Brady about Confidence and Self-Esteem for kids with learning differences. As any parent of a child with learning differences already knows, problems with confidence and self-esteem come with the territory.

How can I have more empathy for my neurodiverse kid?

How can I have more empathy for my neurodiverse kid?

In the pursuit of helping our neurodiverse kids, those with dyslexia, we’ve recently discovered that people helping those with other neurodiversities like ADHD and autism spectrum disorder have a lot to offer. I met Cris Brady recently and she has an incredible message for parents of neurodiverse kids.

How one school took their full, specialized curriculum online in one day

How one school took their full, specialized curriculum online in one day

Wired2Learn Academy is a special school serving students who fall through the cracks of our one-size-fits-all model. Those with Learning Disabilities like dyslexia.

We interviewed Alyssa Pukkila, the director of Wired2Learn Academy, about her leadership in being one of the first schools to pivot to an entirely remote education, while keeping a full curriculum with fully engaged students.

Educational Trauma Part 2 – How can we heal?

Educational Trauma Part 2 – How can we heal?

If nothing is done about educational trauma, students with dyslexia have these outcomes:

35% of students with dyslexia drop out
50% of people in drug & alcohol treatment have dyslexia
70% of juvenile delinquents have dyslexia

What is educational trauma?

What is educational trauma?

What is educational trauma?

What is trauma?
How does trauma affect the brain?
What is educational trauma?
Is educational trauma a real thing for children with learning disabilities?
Examples of what a high stress situation for a student with a learning disabilities might look like.

Does my child have a learning disability like dyslexia?

Does my child have a learning disability like dyslexia?

Does my child have a learning disability like dyslexia?
What should you do if you suspect your child has a LD?
What are screeners and why use them?
If the screener comes back positive, what are the options for my child?
What is the typical action taken by a school?
What is the difference between a SLD diagnosis and a Differential Diagnosis from a Clinical Psychologist or Neuropsychologist?
Why is getting to the root of the SLD important?
In the end, what does a family do with this information?

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