Life Long Accommodations? I’m Not Buying It!

Briana Hurst Auditory Processing, Classroom, Development, General Information, Learning Challenge, Learning Disability, School

My mom is always on the lookout for articles from my hometown newspaper that she thinks I’ll be interested in.  A few weeks ago, she cut out an article for me about Bonnie Landau, an Ojai mom who wrote a book for parents of special needs kids – Special Ed Mom Survival Guide:  How to Prevail in the Special Education …

Eliminate Academic Stress and the Need for Coping Strategies

Briana Hurst Anxiety, Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Challenge, Learning Disability, Mental Health, Reading, School, Spelling, Test anxiety

We were working on reading in phrases and she was going along well, when her face started to crumple, her eyes filled with tears, and she began breathing very quick, shallow breaths.  The stress reaction was becoming full-blown very quickly. Just as quickly, when distracted from the task, 10-year-old Serena recovered and became her friendly, precocious self, able to briefly …

Maui Moments Anytime, Anyplace

Jill Stowell General Information, Learning Disability

I woke up this morning in one of my favorite places in the whole world – Maui.  In fact, as we speak, I can see giant sea turtles popping up and down in the surf just feet away from the deck where I’m sitting.  (I know, it’s pretty pathetic to be working on my computer in a place like Maui, …