Question: Why is dyslexia more common that dyscalculia? My answer: We aren’t even sure if it is more common. In fact, some people think it is just as common (see ref 1) However, it is less diagnosed for several reasons: It is less known and less understood. The definition isn’t as clear, at least in… [Continue Reading]
Did you ever hear someone say If you say “I can” or “I can’t” you’re right ? Well, I think this is a terrible saying.
Valentine’s day is an odd holiday. Schools are open, work is open, everything is open, yet it’s celebrated anyway. And it’s a horrible holiday for many NLD children (and adults) because we often have problems with friendship and romance and Valentine’s day is all about romance in adulthood and the precursors to romance in kids.… [Continue Reading]
Say WHAT? Less organized? Has Peter finally flipped his lid? Well …. maybe :-)! But let me explain.
Children who are twice exceptional (2E) by definition have areas of great strength (gifts) and areas of great weakness (deficits). The traditional model, inasmuch as there was one at all, was to treat only the deficits, figuring that the gifts would take care of themselves. This ignored the fact that the gifts often made the… [Continue Reading]
When I was a kid, my report cards often had comments like “Peter would do better if he applied himself”. This always made me want to apply my fist to the teacher’s face! (I never actually hit a teacher, I made their lives miserable other ways). It’s the same message as “try harder”. No. You… [Continue Reading]
Juggling is an interesting activity that can be helpful to many special needs children (or adults). It’s got several advantages, which I spell out below, and is much easier than most people think. MANY people can learn to juggle. If you can toss a ball from hand to hand, you can learn to juggle. If… [Continue Reading]