Knowlegde is Power


Finding the answers to your questions about learning differences can be daunting.  You may find the answers at these websites: The Association of Educational Therapist is a professional organization.  Included on their website are tips for parents as well as general information about educational therapy. Seeds of Awareness is a California Non-Profit Organization that offers Mindfulness-Based Social and Emotional Support Programs to local communities.  Teaching emotional and social awareness skills to students, teachers, and parents, while providing one-on-one and small group counseling services, and along with our Social Skills Groups. Sponsored by the California Department of Education A  discussion forum that offers monthly forums featuring Assistive Technology/Augumentative and Alternative Communication, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavior, Mental Health, School Related Medical Issues, Culturally Responsive Assessment, and Secondary Issues where suggestions and advice are provided. LD provides information on learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.   "The Parent Educator Network (PEN) is a coalition of parents, collaborating with educators, studets, ad the community to empower and bring academic and life success to students with learning and attention differences."  This organizations offers speakers, parent support meetings, and an annual day of information on learning challenges.  A great resources for parents seeking specific information on their child's learning profile.  "Our goal is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. We want to empower them to understand their children’s issues and relate to their experiences. With this knowledge, parents can make effective choices that propel their children from simply coping to truly thriving




Reading what the experts have to say often opens doors to other ways of thinking about your child's challenges. "Talking with your teenager about learning difficulties," By Brian Inglesby, M.A., L.E.P

An expert offers advice on fostering ongoing, positive dialogue with your teenager about her learning problems and how they impact her life. "Applying Mindfulness in Building Executive Function," Dino Di Donato

This article explores the research into the role of mindfulness in developing self-regulation in people with ADHD "Life Success for Children With Learning Disabilities:  A Parent's Guide."  Frosting Institute, " GT Kids and Behavior:  Seven Strategies To Help Kids (and Parents) Cope."   Christine Fonseca

Gifted children have unique academic, social, and emotional needs.  Fonseca examines strategies that address those needs clearly and concisely.  "Self-Efficacy: Helping Students Believe in Themselves."  Summary by Karin Kirk

Kirk summarizes research on self-efficacy, the belief in one's capabilities that help students to achieve goals. "Somatic Practices to Reduce Anxiety."

Ms Sykes provides easy to use breathing and focusing techniques to help to reduce anxiety.  Her blog also has several enteries on successful parenting.

Promoting Strategic Thinking Skills in Middle-School Students Using "Set: The Family Game of Visual Perception."  Silvia J. Sykes (Download Master's Thesis)

Ms. Sykes's Master's thesis examines the importance of incorporating non-computer games in a curriculum for purposes of remediation, assessment, teaching strategic thinking skills.