Loading...

Blog - Insight into LD

07Sep

As Dr. Mary Ann stated in her back-to-school post, changing to “school hours” for sleeping and waking is important as students transition back to school. It is also important to continue to monitor your child’s sleep throughout the school year because sleep plays an important role in learning, memory, behavior, and emotional control.

01Sep

A central goal of parenting is to raise children that can live independent, successful lives. In order to foster independence, it is important for parents to provide supportive environments that allow children to have opportunities to learn and grow through new experiences.

24Aug

Ask any elementary teacher, and he or she will tell you that students with ADHD need their exercise. But is this backed up by research? Can exercise be a substitute for other evidence-based treatments such as medication and behavior therapy? Research does indeed support that exercise assists with some symptoms of ADHD.

17Aug

Oh, homework. There is little else in school that is more controversial. Does it benefit the students or not? Research indicates that homework at the high school level has a positive effect on student achievement, but the effect is much less at the elementary level.

10Aug

Parents and students always feel a bit nervous about the start of a new school year. This can be especially true for families when the previous school year was not the best. Our children look forward to reconnecting with friends, getting some new clothes and being with new teachers. At the same time they may be concerned about riding the bus for the first time, entering a new classroom or transitioning to a new school.

03Aug

They’re here. I saw them the other day, and I don’t know how I feel about them. School supplies are out in full force at Kroger and Target and just about any other store you walk into these days, meaning that the start of school is just around the corner. 

27Jul

Many students have assigned reading for the summer. Some have math review sheets to do. If your child waits until the last minute – that would mean NOW is the time to get working.

20Jul

On the last day of the Adventures in Summer Learning program, students wrote about what they learned this summer. Many essays focused on not being afraid to raise your hand if you need help or have a question. The students wrote about no longer feeling embarrassed if they had a question, or worrying what a classmate might think. Sometimes it is not clear to students how that insight applies outside of school.

13Jul

Springer’s Adventures in Summer Learning program concluded last week, and students took an opportunity to reflect on what they had gained during the four-week program. Students were encouraged to become “students of themselves,” and to observe where their strengths lie, and what challenges them. They learned strategies that will support them in the coming school year. And beyond the strategies, they discovered that they are not alone.

29Jun

Adventures in Summer Learning, Springer’s summer program for struggling students, is in its third week, and students in first grade to eighth are coming to know themselves as learners, and gaining tools and strategies for success.