Archive for September 2019

Parent-Teacher Conference Tips

You typically don’t have a lot of time at Parent-Teacher Conferences, so make the most of them by using some of the following suggestions Prior to attending:  Look over your child’s schoolwork.  This can give you a sense of how they are doing.  Do they usually get acceptable/exemplary marks?  Do they usually receive tips about…

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Do Weak Cognitive Skills Contribute to Bullying?

Bullies tend to prey on kids who stand out or who struggle with social skills.  Oftentimes, the weak cognitive skills associated with several learning struggles (ADHD, dyslexia, general learning disability, for example) contribute to the perception of an individual being “different” or “weak” and can, in turn, contribute to being victimized. In some instances, especially…

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Red Flag Phrases at Parent/Teacher Conferences

As a parent, how do you know which struggles or behaviors are just a “normal” part of the learning process vs. an indication that there’s a deeper issue? One way is to listen to cues from the teacher at your next parent-teacher conference. Some key phrases can serve as red flags that a cognitive skills…

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Back to School Special

According to a study conducted by the Department of Education, one in five kids struggle learning educational content.  Of those, 80% are directly linked to weak cognitive skills – the skills the brain uses to think, read, remember, pay attention and process information efficiently enough to be successful. If your child is one of the…

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