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Blog - Insight into LD

24Feb

blog 16.2.24Family Cohesion—Whether values are shared or discordant in the family and whether family members enjoy spending time with each other, have an optimistic view of the future, have loyalty toward each other, and have the feeling of mutual appreciation and support.

17Feb

blog 16.2.17Social Competence—Levels of social warmth and flexibility, ability to establish friendships, and the positive use of humor.

Social Resources—Availability of social support, whether they have a confidante outside the family, and whether they may turn to someone outside the family for help if needed.

10Feb

blog 16.2.10Structured Style—The preference of having and following routines and being organized, and the preference of setting clear goals and plans before undertaking activities.

03Feb

blog 16.2.3Personal Competence—Confidence in their own abilities and judgments, self-efficacy and realistic expectations.

27Jan

blog 16.1.27The term “resilience” is all over the news when talking about business, relationships, and especially in education. What exactly is resilience and is it trainable?

21Jan

blog 16.1.21When the phone rings in my office, I am excited to pick it up and answer questions that parents might have about their child. Often, they are calling to inquire about admissions to Springer School and Center. “What is the first step in the admissions process?”

13Jan

blog 16.1.13The term, pronounced dis-kal-kyoo-lee-uh, refers to a Specific Learning Disability in the area of Math. It is relatively rare for a student to qualify for an Individualized Education Program (IEP) under Specific Learning Disability only in the area of math. When a child has difficulty with reading, there will usually be spillover into math.

06Jan

blog 16.1.6I have heard the term “dysgraphia.” What does that mean? It sounds like dysgraphia would mean that your handwriting is hard to read.

16Dec

blog 15.12.16We all make resolutions for the New Year. Sometimes our goals are vague, with no end point, such as to lose weight or exercise more. We purchase a gym membership, go for a few sessions and then something comes up in our family. What do we cut? Another problem could be that the goal is so vague and so huge that there is little chance you will succeed!

09Dec

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