Classroom Struggles

Classroom struggles are a familiar story. Many children find the intensity and variety of classroom sensations completely overwhelming. This feeling of overwhelm makes it difficult to concentrate and pay attention. For these children, learning is more that simply a matter of trying harder. Generally smart, they often feel dumb as they struggle to keep up […]

Dyslexia

Learning to read seems simple enough. After all, how hard can it be to interpret those symbols on the page? For many, however, classroom reading instruction is the beginning of a lifetime of struggle, embarrassment, shame and poor self esteem. What is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is a term generally applied to anyone who struggles with learning […]

Home Schooling

Does the thought of home schooling terrify you? You’re probably not alone. I would like to share with you some of the positive experiences I had as a home schooling parent and offer some tips to help make it a useful time for you and your children.  Make it Fun Make it fun. This is […]

Learning and Behavioural Challenges

Starting school is an exciting time, and parents always have great hopes for their children’s future. However, for many children, life in the classroom can be quite overwhelming. This feeling of overwhelm may increase anxiety, resulting in learning and behavioural challenges. These behaviours are often seen as signs of autism, ADD, ADHD or dyslexia. Behaviours are […]

Starting School

Preparing for school is an exciting time for you and your child, and learning will be much easier if they are developmentally ready. Time spent building strong foundations of sensory and motor skills in your child’s early years will pay dividends later on. Learning, whether in the classroom, or elsewhere, is based on our ability […]