Frankie’s Story- The Catalyst for Change

Briana Hurst Classroom, Development, Developmental delays, Dyslexia, Executive Function, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning disabilities, Learning Disability, Mental Health, Poor grades, Reading, School, Spelling 0 Comments

Last week I attended a media training event and was interviewed by Mike Koenigs.  He asked me about the root of my passion for correcting learning and attention challenges.  And I remembered a student, a 12-year-old boy… Thirty-five years ago, I was teaching special education in a public school when Frankie slouched through my door.  He was very bright and …

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 …

I Want My Happy Child Back!

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

I HATE shrimp – especially the tiny ones used to make shrimp cocktail.  I hate how they look, how they smell, how they feel in my mouth, and how they taste.  I have a visceral reaction to shrimp, and needless-to-say, as an adult, I NEVER eat them. At our Parent Information Night last week, a parent shared that her smart, …