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 …

“I’m a Teacher and I Know Nothing”

Briana Hurst 504 Plan, Classroom, Development, General Information, IEP, Learning Challenge, Learning Disability, School

I could tell that this teacher was a good one.  She had a real heart for her struggling students and provided accommodations and supports to help them be more successful in her classroom. But she wasn’t talking about her students.  She was talking about her daughter.  When it came to her daughter – smart, social, and probably dyslexic – she …

Getting Your Child Up to Par Without Hiring a Tutor Forever

Briana Hurst Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Challenge, Learning Disability, Poor grades, School, Tutoring Leave a Comment

Most things in life get better with practice.  A learning challenge is not generally one of them. A 10-year-old with a 1st grade reading ability A perpetually distracted student A teen who studies like a maniac but never fails to fail his tests A child who constantly says, “Huh? What?” Who is falling behind in school because she can’t seem …