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Hidden Struggles: Diagnosing Learning Disabilities in the Classroom

Problems or People? The Struggle to Learn in the Classroom The picture above shows 6 actual spelling tests administered to a second-grade public school classroom at the end of December in America. None of these 6 children have been diagnosed with a learning disability and all are considered to have average intelligence.   While no […]

5 Clues to Help Identify Learning Struggles in your Child’s Letter to Santa

5 Clues to Learning Struggles in your Child’s Annual Letter to Santa Several years ago, a dad walked into my office bearing Christmas gifts for my staff. I had met this father during his son’s evaluation and recommendation session. He was deeply concerned about his son’s inability to read, write, and spell. At that time […]

How to help a child adjust to middle or high school? Coach them through it.

Is your child having difficulty making the transition into middle school or high school? Coaching may be the solution you need to help them adjust. I received a notice in the mail the other day letting me know that my car had reached the 30,000-mile mark: time to bring it into the dealership for a […]

The #1 Reason You Should Listen To Your Child if They Ask You To Buy a Fidget Cube

Fidget Cube in “Fresh” color, Grande size. From Antsy Labs. The #1 Reason to Buy Your Kid a Fidget Cube. I have been saying for a long time that kids know themselves better than adults give them credit for. The problem is that kids don’t know how to communicate their wants and needs in a […]

Your Kid Hate Writing? This Quick Guide on Using YouTube to Write Will Make It Playtime!

Have a Kid Who Hates to Write? Click “Play” and YouTube it Instead! Often the key lies in how you present it. When your kid has a written assignment and watching them get started is like watching paint dry, then keep reading.  There’s an easy way to get the party started. It’s A Visual World […]

How to Create Change in the Smart But Struggling Student

How Small Change can Create Joy in the Smart but Struggling Student One day, I was at the LAX airport waiting for my flight back to Tennessee. I was standing in line ordering food when a gentleman with an Australian accent held up a penny and politely asked, “What is this?”  When I quickly replied, […]

How a 10-minute call can solve years of emotional pain

For parents who struggle, yell, and eventually give up on tutoring their children, a 10-minute call with Kyra Minichan of The Cognitive Emporium can pinpoint the barriers your child is facing. The call is complimentary...simply schedule 10 minutes with Kyra by clicking the "Book Now" button.

10 MINUTES IS ALL IT TAKES