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Blog - Insight into LD

04Jan

We all make resolutions for the New Year. Sometimes our goals are vague with no end point, so we are set up for failure. Another goal to lose weight this year? We purchase a gym membership, go for a few sessions, and then something comes up in our family. What do we cut? Sometimes the goal is so vague and so huge that there is little chance you will succeed!

14Dec

One Executive Function skill that seems to be a necessity during the holiday season is flexibility. Flexibility is the ability to change plans when the information or situation changes. The holiday season is full of changes, including parties at friends’ homes, last-minute errands, and trips to grandma’s house. For an inflexible child, these changes in structure and routine may prove to be difficult.

07Dec

This is a fraught time of year. We are looking forward to a few days off, but the kids will be home and the relatives are coming!

30Nov

According to the CDC, 13.2 percent of boys have been diagnosed with ADHD, while only 5.6 percent of girls have been diagnosed (cdc.gov, 2016), so do more boys than girls have ADHD? Experts are not sure, but they do know that the presentation of ADHD often differs between boys and girls. Boys are more likely to present with hyperactive and impulsive symptoms, while girls are more likely to present with inattentive symptoms.

16Nov

Parents can find support and guidance through Springer's referral and consulting services, which can help with identifying obstacles to learning and determining next steps. 

09Nov

Parents can find support and guidance through Springer's referral and consulting services, which can help with identifying obstacles to learning and determining next steps. 

When an evaluation team determines that a student qualifies for special education services, an Individualized Education Program, or IEP, will be written. Springer can help parents break down this lengthy and complex document. 

02Nov

Parents can find support and guidance through Springer's referral and consulting services, which can help with identifying obstacles to learning and determining next steps. 

When parents see signs that their child is struggling, they can be overwhelmed and unclear how to get their child help at school. Springer can help guide parents through this complex process.

26Oct

Parents can find support and guidance through Springer School and Center’s referral and consulting services, which can help with identifying obstacles to learning and determining next steps. 

19Oct

October is also an awareness month for another disorder that touches the lives of many of our students and families at Springer School and Center: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Learning disabilities and ADHD often co-occur, with nearly one out three students with learning disabilities also diagnosed with ADHD. So this week I want to spend some time discussing what ADHD is and how it can exacerbate the symptoms of learning disabilities.

12Oct

This week I am continuing to write about learning disabilities in honor of Learning Disability Awareness month. Below are some common myths and facts regarding learning disabilities. 


MYTH: Learning disabilities are not common.