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Blog - Insight into LD

01Oct

blog 13.10.1Zach sits at his assigned table, waiting patiently for apple juice to be poured for him and his tablemates. On the tiny plate in front of him, a handful of pretzels and a half cheese stick await. Everyone, including Zach, must wait to begin eating until they are all served, and the students responsible for snack delivery have returned to the table. Waiting is hard for Zach.

26Sep

blog 13.9.26Play is meaningful and important to the development of language skills in early childhood. Through play and interaction, children learn how to talk, listen, read, and write. Young children make numerous language discoveries as they play, explore, and interact with others. Language skills are primary avenues to learning because they allow children to talk about their own life experiences.

20Sep

blog 13.9.20What exactly does a percentile rank mean? Is the 50th percentile a “bad score?”  Does it mean that the student knew 50% of the material? Does a standard score of 100 mean he knew all the material?

17Sep

blog 13.9.17My child’s WISC IV report has lots of other scores besides an IQ. What do they mean?   

In addition to a Full Scale IQ, the WISC IV also yields four “Composite” standard scores in the areas of verbal reasoning, perceptual reasoning, working memory, and processing speed.

12Sep

blog 9.12.13Someone recommended that my child take the WISC! What is it and what will it tell me?  

10Sep

blog 9.10.13At this time of year, magazines and blogs are filled with back-to-school topics.  3 Ways to Get Organized Quick!,  5 Ways to Start the School Year Out Right. I clicked on one blog post about getting and staying organized, just to find eight “sponsored” screens of advertisement with everything from Organized Living’s filing systems to JC Penney’s underwear.  Really, not that helpful...

28Aug

blog photoThe other morning I peeked into my daughter’s bathroom to flip off the light she inadvertently left on. I had to laugh as I gazed at the mirror littered with sticky notes. One was a “To Do” list, capturing three or four critical things she needed to accomplish for the day. I had to wonder if she perhaps forgot to take it with her when she left. A second note read, *BE impeccable with my word. *Don't Make Assumptions. *Don't take anything personally. *Always do your best.