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 …

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 …