Reclaim Self-Esteem by Overcoming Learning Challenges

Briana Hurst Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning disabilities, Learning Disability, Mental Health, Poor grades 0 Comments

I was at the ice rink to watch a hockey game, but a 4-year-old girl and her 2-year-old brother totally upstaged the game as they exuberantly raced up and down in front of the bleachers! Aren’t little kids great!  They embrace life with gusto and pull everyone around them into their adventure. As kids grow, we expect them to lose …

ADHD or APD?

Briana Hurst ADD, ADD / ADHD, ADHD, Attention, Auditory Processing, Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning disabilities, Learning Disability 0 Comments

Could Your Child’s “ADHD” actually be an Auditory Processing Disorder? Does this describe your child? Struggles to focus in a noisy environment Trouble paying attention in class Zones out in conversations Has difficulty following directions Fidgety and easily distracted Delayed response to questions Social, emotional, or behavioral problems Lower academic performance Sounds like ADHD, right?  But what if it’s not?  …

Why isn’t EVERYBODY Talking about Auditory Processing?

Briana Hurst Auditory Processing, Classroom, Development, General Information, IEP, Learning disabilities, Learning Disability, Poor grades, Reading, School 0 Comments

I am continually astounded when I hear from many speech/language therapists and reading specialists that they know little to nothing about auditory processing.  How can that be when auditory processing is the very foundation of language and reading? Skills like speaking, reading, and other academic skills are like the branches and leaves of a tree.  They are the most obvious, …