May 31, 2017
Brett’s mom was surprised when his second grade teacher recommended that he attend the public school’s summer school program.
March 10, 2017
We profile two smart young men with slow processing, a learning difference that affects their ability to manage daily tasks in a timely fashion. Dr. Ellen Braaten has expert advice for both parents and children coping with this issue.
March 9, 2017
This blog is the first in a two-part series from Dr. Braaten entitled Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for a follow-up post, “Coping With Slow Processing Speed At Home And At School.”
Some kids are naturally fast.
August 16, 2016
Dan’s mom left her son’s evaluation team meeting at school feeling really frustrated. Dan, an active second grade student, was diagnosed by his psychiatrist with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
February 23, 2016
Billy was a second grader who was having difficulty reading. He was thus evaluated through his public school system to see if he was eligible to receive special education services. Upon his completion of a series of tests, Billy was identified as having a reading disability; this diagnosis entitled him to special education services.
September 10, 2015
Christopher had a tough third grade year. He struggled to pay attention, had difficulty reading his assignments, and was never able to finish his homework on time. At various points throughout the school year, his teacher asked his parents to get him “evaluated”—either through the school system, or through a private clinic.
April 15, 2015
Billy was an intelligent, 12-year-old boy who excelled at math, and loved Japanese anime. He could talk incessantly about World of Warcraft, and impressed adults with his knowledge of geography.
November 4, 2013
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the American College Test (ACT) are important tests for students hoping to go to college. If you have a high school student with a learning disability (such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, disorder of written expression) or ADHD, you might be wondering if they can—or should—receive extended time on tests.