Why Does the School Say He’s Fine When He’s Failing 2 Classes and Barely Passing the Rest?

Briana Hurst Auditory Processing, Classroom, Comprehension, Development, Dyslexia, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, School 0 Comments

Good question! Is it because as a teenager, he looks mature and like he should have the skills to be doing better? Is it because he’s now so discouraged that he acts like he doesn’t care? Is it because his work doesn’t reflect his intelligence, making it look like the issue is just a lack of effort? A therapist in …

What if “Try Harder” isn’t the Answer?

Briana Hurst Auditory Processing, Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning disabilities, Learning Disability, Low test scores, Processing Speed, Reading, School 0 Comments

Ashley was a bright, popular, engaging 11th grader who was failing History and barely scraping by in her other classes.  Her parents and teachers were extremely frustrated with her underachievement and were adamant that if she would just try harder, she would get better grades.  Her parents were fearful for her future as her apparent lack of effort was going …

Some Random Thoughts About Dad

Jill Stowell Classroom, Development, Executive Function, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Mental Health

Whenever I stand on the edge of a lake or river, I find myself picking up small, flat rocks to skip across the water.  I have a very special memory of my dad teaching me to skip rocks at Yellowstone Lake when I was probably 7 or 8 years old. Father’s Day is coming up, so first and foremost, Happy …