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How Specialist Teachers Can Help Your Child Become a Happy Learner

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Takeaway: It’s hard to figure out the root cause of seemingly simple challenges. Say, your child has trouble finishing her homework. Is it just that she’s not motivated? Or is her brain having trouble processing the information? For example —  seeing letters in reverse or not ‘getting’ numbers? A specialist teacher is trained to understand the underlying issues and tackle them using a systematic care plan.    Read More

The Simple 6-Step Time Management Guide for Middle School Children

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Takeaway: Middle school children are often overwhelmed by the sheer number of things they need to do. Luckily, time management strategies can be broken down into a series of simple, teachable steps and skills: (1) Identify problem areas, (2) List tasks & to-do’s, (3) Prioritise tasks, (4) Estimate the time needed for each task, (5) Break tasks down into sub-tasks, and (6) Create a schedule. Just spend a little time every day helping your child practise these steps and help her slowly take back control of her life. And if she needs more focussed attention, you could always consult an educational psychologist. Read More

Occupational Therapy: How to Help Your Child Be More Independent, Confident, & Adaptable

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Takeaway: Children have occupations (i.e., daily tasks) which they take pride in doing. And when they need help with these, an occupational therapist can step in to assess the problem and teach them exercises to improve specific skill sets. Practise is vital, so the trick is to make the exercises a part of your child’s daily routine and keep them game-like. Read More

Can Speech and Language Therapy Help Your Child Live a Fuller Life?

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Takeaway: Children make friends and engage with the world by speaking. So, it’s worrying when they struggle to say words (i.e. have speech issues) or struggle to put words together to communicate (i.e. have language issues). Luckily, with the right team and the right therapy, your child can live a fuller, happier life. Read More

What Are ‘Learning Styles’? And What Can They Tell Us About Children Who Struggle At School?

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Takeaway: ‘Learning styles’ refer to a range of theories trying to explain why people learn in different ways. They remind us that learning is a rich, textured process with many moving parts. So, if a child struggles at school, it’s not that she’s a poor student. Rather, it’s that we need to tweak the way we’re teaching. Read More

4 Remarkable Strengths of Dyslexic Children And How to Nurture Them

4 Remarkable Strengths of Dyslexic Children

Takeaway: Dyslexia is a difference in learning, not a disability. And with this difference comes so much potential. You might notice your child is talented at (1) Spatial reasoning, (2) Spotting connections between ideas and concepts, (3) Storytelling, and (4) Pattern recognition. And you can develop these skills by using tools and techniques that encourage hands-on, multisensory teaching. Read More