REAL Changes for Struggling Students
Have you ever fallen short on a New Year’s resolution? Yep! I know I have. New Year’s resolutions usually fall by the wayside because we don’t have a strong enough reason to make the change, or we don’t have a plan to get us through the tough parts of creating a new habit.
Our students with learning and attention challenges have a very strong reason to make a change. They are smart, but struggling – working harder and longer than their peers day after day. It affects how they feel about themselves; it may affect friendships; and it affects their time, their future, and their families.
Learning and attention challenges can change, but it’s going to take more than a New Year’s Resolution.
When bright children and adults struggle with learning and attention, there are almost always weak underlying processing/learning skills that are not supporting them well enough. These are skills such as auditory and visual processing, memory, sensorimotor processing, processing speed, language comprehension, reasoning, and executive function.
If you have been told, as a parent or a struggling student, that learning challenges (including dyslexia and learning disabilities) are permanent and you just have to learn to get around them, you have been told wrong.
Most learning and attention challenges can be dramatically improved or completely corrected. Is it easy? No. Is it quick? Not necessarily. But it is possible and permanent! We see these changes all of the time! Go to http://parentsatwitsend.com to hear directly from our parents about the changes their children have experienced. Get a FREE copy of In Their Own Words: How We Change the World.
If this year, you want to stop the struggles in school and see a real change in your child’s learning, independence with homework, and self-esteem, I have 3 things for you:
- P.E.A.C.E. is our FREE monthly parent education and support group that will help you better understand your child’s learning challenges and needs and give you support and insight as the parent of a struggling student. Go to http://learningdisability.com/peace-support-group/ for dates and RSVP.
- FREE Parent Information Night: Come find out why smart students struggle, what can be done to change that, and how you can get your child started. Go to http://learningdisability.com/parent-info-night/ for dates and RSVP.
- Go to http://parentsatwitsend.com to get a FREE copy of my bestselling book: At Wit’s End A Parent’s Guide To Ending the Struggle, Tears, and Turmoil of Learning Disabilities
We would love to help you make this the year that things really do change for your struggling learner. Happy New Year!
“Helping smart but struggling students dramatically improve or completely correct their learning and attention challenges by developing the underlying learning skills that are not supporting the learner well enough.”
We serve children and adults with diagnosed or undiagnosed learning and attention challenges including learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, auditory processing disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.
Jill Stowell, M.S.
Bestselling Author: At Wit’s End A Parent’s Guide to Ending the Struggle Tears, and Turmoil of Learning Disabilities
Founder and Executive Director – Stowell Learning Centers