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Stop The Summer Brain Drain

Posted by Krystal Hundt on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 @ 08:30 AM

“A person who doesn’t read has no advantage over one who can't.” ~Author Unknown

We are often asked by parents what summer activities we would recommend. The summer is an ideal time to be making an impact on brain skill development. When the brain is not being taxed by the work and pressure of school, it can develop rapidly. Our top recommendations include reading, some excellent brain developing games, reading, activity workbooks like our Brain Boosters, Puzzlemania, Lumosity, reading and various kinds of physical activities and did I mention reading? Next week we will launch our Top 10 Educational Game Guide which will help make this summer one to remember.

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Topics: parenting, Reading, summer activities, love learning, family activity, goal setting, free download

From a therapists desk: Re-motivating & Re-Focusing on the Goal

Posted by Krystal Hundt on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 @ 02:45 PM

Has your child or student ever been ready to just give up? Today was one of those days…

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Topics: learning disabilities, parenting, expectations, love learning, goal setting

Learning Disabilities Necessitate Flexabilities!

Posted by Matthew Turton on Thu, Sep 20, 2012 @ 02:00 PM

You won't find the word "flexabilities" in the dictionary, but if you parent or teach children with learning disabilities, you likely find it in your life, every day.

Today started out like any other day. I arrived at the office thirty minutes early. In the silence of an empty office, I prepared to meet a young boy (we’ll call him Nick) that I would be assessing. I laid out all my testing materials and paperwork and looked around. Satisfied with my preparations, I started on the mountain of paperwork that seemed to regenerate whenever I slept. 

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Topics: learning disabilities, parenting, expectations, classroom strategies, goal setting

From a Therapist's Desk: Back to School Learning Goals

Posted by Krystal Hundt on Fri, Sep 07, 2012 @ 02:56 PM

I sent my daughters off to their first day of school this week, what a wide array of emotions I experienced! I was excited, nervous, proud, unsure, confident and nostalgic too.

Do you remember your first day of school? My senses were overwhelmed with the feeling of new shoes and the weight of a back pack on my shoulders, the smell of the classroom, new books and paper, the bright colours of the new clothes. I can remember the nervous butterflies in my belly wanting so desperately to do well this year. Not just "Krystal well" but you know the recognized, "you did so well your classmates will think you are one of the smart ones" well. I remember the desire to fit in to the crowd, to feel like I mattered and to make a positive impact in the lives of those around me. 

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Topics: learning disabilities, parenting, Reading, expectations, love learning, family activity, goal setting

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