I think everyone has times when they just wish someone could step into their shoes and really understand how they feel.
I have a feeling our students with learning and attention challenges may feel this way a lot. When they are told to try harder, and they’re already trying as hard as they can, it’s got to be frustrating.
Because the end product takes so long to complete or has so many more errors than expected, it may seem like they are not trying their best. Often, nothing could be further from the truth.
Kids with learning challenges often put out an excessive amount of effort and energy to do tasks that their peers do easily.
Students with attention challenges may get up each morning determined to pay attention and get their work done and turned in on time, only to get to the end of the day and find first period’s homework still in the backpack and the materials needed for tonight’s homework still at school.
In spite of best intentions, intelligence, motivation, and effort, students with learning and attention challenges often disappoint themselves, their parents, and their teachers.
On Saturday April 22, 2017 at 10:00 – 10:40 a.m. and 1:00 – 1:40 p.m. we will be giving parents, professionals, and anyone interested in broadening their understanding, a chance to WALK IN THEIR SHOES.
Come see what it feels like to have dyslexia, an auditory processing disorder, or an attention challenge. Gain new insight into your child, student, or patient who experiences these challenges. This eye-opening experience will allow you to:
- Change your approach to students with learning or attention challenges
- Make you more effective in dealing with schoolwork and homework
- Diminish the frustration that both you and your student feel
“This was a very valuable experience. It became clear to me why a child with attention issues might misbehave. I couldn’t imagine having to cope with this type of frustration on a daily basis.” –Parent
If you know or work with someone with a learning or attention challenge, here are 2 events for you:
Parent Information Night: Learn why some smart kids struggle and what can be done to change it permanently. Click here for details and RSVP: http://learningdisability.com/parent-info-night/.
SLC Grand Re-opening:
- Try out cutting-edge techniques our students use
- Tour our beautiful new facility
- Special activities for kids
- Student art display
- FOOD Truck Lunch
10:00 – 10:40 a.m. and 1:00 – 1:40 p.m.
SIMULATIONS: Experience what it feels like to have dyslexia, auditory processing, or attention challenges
11:20 a.m. – 12N and 1:20 – 2 p.m.
SPEAKER: Jill Stowell
7 Myths and the Truth About Learning Challenges:
Understanding and Supporting Struggling Students