Sleep is tough to come by, especially for students who are spending time cramming for exams, readying themselves for quizzes, or finishing term papers. Unfortunately, when we look at our schedules, sleep is often the first thing we cut out. As this article will discuss, that is a mistake, and the short-term gains that might be had in sleeping less are generally outweighed by the long-term effects of sleep deprivation.
We hear a lot about habits—starting good ones, breaking bad ones—but how are habits formed? What makes a person predisposed to certain habits? Most importantly, how can students focus on the process of how habits become habits to ensure they create good ones?
The desire to hire people who look at problems differently is growing. The Harvard Business Review published a 2017 article, Neurodiversity as a Competitive Advantage , which discussed how a growing number of companies are now changing their hiring practices. These businesses were finding that people with learning differences had some incredible skills that the companies badly needed but very few people with learning differences were actually making it through the interview process. As part of their changes, these companies were also providing assistance to these new hires to help them with some of their weaker skills.
Parents know their children best; however, the diagnosis of a learning disorder can make some feel like they might not have a total grasp on who their child is, or what makes them tick. Although having a child with a learning disability can be challenging, keeping the following things in mind will be helpful not only to parents, but their children as well.
This article will discuss what schools (and students) are doing to proactively manage downtime on campus during the year, a well-known catalyst for problem behaviors, particularly in students with learning disabilities.
Disorder of written expression, often conflated with “dysgraphia” (which we will cover later), is a phrase used to describe students who have difficulty with the conceptual aspects of writing; for example, issues that extend beyond handwriting or sentence formulation.
What is a “nonwriter?” When we use the term, we typically mean a student who can write, but who detests it and avoids it at all costs. Why are some students such big fans of writing while others aren’t, and how can we encourage “nonwriters” to write? We’ll cover that below.
It’s a difficult decision for many parents to send their children to boarding school. This decision can be even more daunting when your child has been identified with a learning disability and you have spent years as his or her most consistent and outspoken advocate. Nonetheless, the questions are there. Is it the best thing for the student? Who will make sure the student is getting the help they need? Will they/we be happy with this decision? Is it worth the financial investment? These are very real considerations for families, and by sharing the benefits of boarding school, we hope to dispel some of the fear and apprehension of this decision, and see it as a tangible and hope-filled opportunity.
Developing an individualized education program (IEP) for your child can be an extremely overwhelming task. There are many different methods, models, and recommendations suggesting the best way to go about it.