I had an epiphany the other day. It came after reading an article someone sent me discussing how American schools are failing kids with dyslexia. It was an excellent article and accurate in every way. I started my career in Denver Public Schools in 2004, and at the time, an approach called “whole language” was being used to teach reading. Just four years before this time, in 2000, my
Adventures mother and son in the city that never “seeps” By definition, “being in the zone” means that you are so happy or excited because you are doing something easily and with skill. It’s really about having your thoughts flow easily and creatively with regard to art, music, design or invention. It’s the achievement of a blissful and fulfilling state of mind. Some refer to this as “in the groove.”
Ashlynn just started her second grade year. At the end of first she basically made a full year’s worth of growth going from beginning Kinder reader to end of Kinder reader, but still couldn’t pass the last level. I put her in tutoring again, just like I had done the summer after her Kinder year; but this time it was 3x a week for 30-45 minutes. I saw so much
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About a year ago I switched insurance from my husband’s to mine, in order to leave no stone left unturned. I know that kids with apraxia can have some sort of positive indicator on a brain MRI, or genetic marker. I had yet to do any of that testing, and so I decided this was the year to do it. My husband questioned why. Is there a reason to know?
Does your child struggle with impulse control? Do they run out or touch things they know they shouldn’t but seem unable to help themselves despite consequences? Do they struggle to get dressed? Does it take you 30 minutes longer to get out the door in the morning than you think it should? Do they frequently lose things like important papers from teachers? Is their desk, backpack, and folders completely disorganized and