Diagnoses

What is Dyspraxia

Out of several learning disabilities, dyspraxia is not one commonly heard by many people.  Dyspraxia affects about two percent of children, the majority of which are males.  Like many other disabilities, dyspraxia can vary in its degree of severity.

Quick Fixes and Long Term Damage

ADD/HD has been one of the top, steadily increasing diagnoses for children.  The statistics are both amazing and alarming that suddenly you can't go anywhere that some child or adult doesn’t either know someone or is someone who has been diagnosed.

What is Dysgraphia?

Types of Learning Disabilities: What is Dysgraphia?

With the several types of learning disabilities known, it is not uncommon for your child to have one.  Having a learning disability does not mean your child is unintelligent.  Many times, children with a learning disability struggle in one or two subjects of schoolwork, yet they are highly intelligent in other subjects.

What is Dyscalculia?

Types of Learning Disabilities: What is Dyscalculia?

Testing for Dyslexia

Testing for dyslexia is a good idea if your child is having problems with schoolwork or reading and writing comprehension.  You may want to test your child for dyslexia if the child’s teacher recommends it as well.  There are many signs and symptoms of dyslexia, and your child may show a few or many of them.  Testing for dyslexia early can prevent several problems later in education and behavioral issues.  The tests administrated to diagnose dyslexia are based off of a child’s age; therefore, your child can be tested at any age.  

ADD/HD:  Can't Fix, Not Broken

When we stop seeing ADD/HD individuals as broken, we can stop trying to fix them, especially quick fix them.  When we can embrace working with their own natural rhythms, harmonies, and their uniqueness, then we can truly take advantage of a plethora of all natural solutions.  These solutions are needed because basic incompatibilities between lifestyle choices and the ADD/HD individual being successful.  Solutions such as diets, environments, teaching systems, parenting and guidance systems, which if not eliminate the need for medications, drastically reduce them.

What is Dyslexia?

How to Figure Out if Child Has Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a common learning disorder that affects many children and adults.  The proper recognition of dyslexia can help children and adults manage their learning disability and even help them succeed in many areas of their life.  However, failure to recognize dyslexia early on can cause much stress and emotional heartache for the child, parents, and teachers.

What Is Dyslexia?

Test at Home for Dyslexia

Self-Tests for Parents to Do at Home to Test for Dyslexia

When it is comes to testing for dyslexia, there is not one true test that can be done.  Because of this problem, many children have dyslexia, yet go untreated for it, while other children may have another learning disability and are wrongly diagnosed with dyslexia.  As a parent, you are your child’s advocate.  Therefore, there are many signs and symptoms you can look when it comes to testing for dyslexia.

When is it ADD/HD?

Just because someone said your child has ADD/HD does not make it so.  There are many things that can cause a child to be irritated, hyper, act out, have meltdowns and be inattentive.  In the email and posts that I get, often the sender tells me that there is at least one other diagnosis involved.  Something which has its own list of symptoms and issues.  

Does My Child Have a Reading Disability?

Reading is an important first step on a child’s path to success in life.  A child that is an excellent reader is a confident child, has a high level of self-esteem, and is able to easily make the transition from learning to read to reading to learn.  For many of us, reading is a natural process and we can read with ease and pleasure.  Unfortunately, for a child with a reading disability, the reading process can become a frustrating and negative experience and is often very difficult to master.