18 Apr

When the School Says No…How to Get the Yes! IEP Success w/ Vaughn Lauer

Welcome to my latest interview for my series entitled “From Suffering to Success.” Today we are going to discuss Dr. Vaughn Lauer’s strategies for helping parents (and teachers!) successfully negotiate an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that is truly in the best interest of their child. Dr. Lauer’s book, When the School Says No, How to

Read More
17 Mar

IEPs, Dyslexia and Zen

Hey Folks: Last week, I administered a survey to my email list where I broadly asked about many issues related to advocating for a child or adult with dyslexia. The results of some of the responses I got (e.g., information about test interpretation) were so strong that I will soon create a full webinar or

Read More
20 Feb

Who Can Diagnose LD and/or AD/HD Anyway?

The question of who is actually eligible to diagnose learning issues or AD/HD can be quite confusing.  There are many different degrees and titles in the world of diagnosing and treating learning problems and attention deficits.   In this post, we’re going to provide you with some practical answers. I’m trying a little something different here.

Read More
06 Feb

Lesson To Remember: Dysgraphia Does Not Always Reflect Intellect

The Disconnect Between Poor Handwriting and Intelligence Okay…Let’s get the fifty cent word out of the way first… Dysgraphia means difficultly with writing in terms of both fine motor skills and grammatical and syntactic coherence.  In other words, your writing looks terrible! Probably always will.  But we need to be careful regarding what we think

Read More
06 Dec

Your Child Restored: The Path from Suffering to Success

I’ve been thinking a lot about how I’m going to expand on my program Your Child Restored:  The Path from Suffering to Success. Just last week, while meeting with a group of parents, I was struck again by the pain and agony we feel when assume that our children’s school officials have the know-how or

Read More