Why Does the School Say He’s Fine When He’s Failing 2 Classes and Barely Passing the Rest?

Briana Hurst Auditory Processing, Classroom, Comprehension, Development, Dyslexia, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, School 0 Comments

Good question! Is it because as a teenager, he looks mature and like he should have the skills to be doing better? Is it because he’s now so discouraged that he acts like he doesn’t care? Is it because his work doesn’t reflect his intelligence, making it look like the issue is just a lack of effort? A therapist in …

What if “Try Harder” isn’t the Answer?

Briana Hurst Auditory Processing, Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning disabilities, Learning Disability, Low test scores, Processing Speed, Reading, School 0 Comments

Ashley was a bright, popular, engaging 11th grader who was failing History and barely scraping by in her other classes.  Her parents and teachers were extremely frustrated with her underachievement and were adamant that if she would just try harder, she would get better grades.  Her parents were fearful for her future as her apparent lack of effort was going …

Is Poor Executive Function Getting Your Child in Trouble?

Briana Hurst Auditory Processing, Classroom, Core Learning Skills, Development, Executive Function, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning disabilities, Learning Disability, Primitive Reflexes, School 0 Comments

The bell rings.  Eleven-year-old Kasey explodes from her desk and races out the door, knocking into a few desks, trampling a few toes, and elbowing several classmates out of the way.  She is SO ready for recess and trots off to grab a ball before anyone else does. Kasey has no idea that there is a problem.  After all, the …