Celebrating Transformation

Briana Hurst Development, Developmental delays, General Information, Homeschool, IEP, Learning disabilities, Learning Disability, School 0 Comments

It’s mind-boggling for me to think about, but 33 years ago, when I was still in my twenties, I opened the learning center to help smart but struggling students become better readers. While our understanding and techniques have developed tremendously over the years, the joy of watching frustrated children and adults transform into confident learners is every bit as strong!  …

HOMEWORK: Bonding Time or Battleground?

Briana Hurst Classroom, Development, Developmental delays, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning disabilities, Learning Disability, Poor grades, School 0 Comments

I’m sitting in Starbucks writing and sipping a hot cup of coffee, listening to a dad and young son enjoying doing homework.  Did you get that?  ENJOYING doing homework.  The little boy needed a fair amount of guidance and Dad was very patient, but the instruction was received with smiles and understanding. I think that’s what all parents want.  To …

Should My Child Be Tested for a Learning Problem?

Briana Hurst Classroom, Development, General Information, Homework, IEP, Learning disabilities, Learning Disability, School 0 Comments

Moms are very astute when it comes to their children, so when something is not right, moms usually know. Typical children feel overwhelmed or unhappy about homework at times. They may even come home saying they feel stupid or hate school once in a while. But when an otherwise happy, energized child routinely whines, sobs, and wilts at the thought …