On the Home Front: An Early Mother’s Day

Today my 12 year old dyslexic son taught me what it means to be a mother. No, there weren’t any Hallmark moments of mother and son bonding, where he thanked me for all the effort and time I’d invested in him over the last twelve years. In fact, it was just the...

Hands-On Learning Games: Teaching Your Kindergartner to Spell

This hands-on learning game is great for teaching your kindergartner to spell. It’s also good for intermediate spellers who need help seeing how some words share the same spelling pattern. Materials: Lined paper with space to draw a small picture above Cardboard or...

Special Education Inclusion: What is Memory?

Memory plays a critical role in all areas of life. At home, school, and at play, a person’s ability to remember what they hear or see can dramatically affect their lives. In order to understand why this is so, let’s take a look at the different types of memory and...

Hands-on Learning Games: Improve Your Child’s Vocabulary

The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most important skills a child needs in order to succeed in school. Children who can persuade, defend, elaborate- or even   exaggerate - have a distinct advantage over their less fortunate peers. A child who...

Happy Holidays: What Happiness Really Is

The holidays are approaching, and all around the world people are braving prodigious crowds, forbidding price tags, and diminishing pocketbooks in order to make their loved ones happy. I wonder though; is there anyone out there who really believes that a $200...

The Unpredictability of Life- Birth in a Taxi (Part 2)

Now my husband began to look a little nervous. The driver, thought, was still calm. He pulled over, and after calling an ambulance, proceeded to call a friend - I guess you’ve got to take that friendship quality time whenever you can get it. I on the other hand, was...

The Unpredictability of Life (Birth in a Taxi)

Sometimes an event occurs that teaches you life is not about holding the reins, but about knowing what to do with them once you’ve got them in your hands. For me, the event that taught me that being in charge is not about having all the little pins lined up properly...

Hands-on Learning Games: The Ins and Outs of Auditory Memory

  What is Auditory Memory? Auditory memory is simply the ability to remember what you hear. It can refer to speech, music, or any other sound that makes it’s way up to your eardrums and to the proper centers in your brain. Auditory memory is critical to your child’s...