All posts in dysgraphia

ADHD has us in irons, but I’m still fighting to turn around and find our tail wind.

I learned an interesting sailing term recently — “in irons.” When you are in irons, you are sailing against the wind so directly that the boat stalls and is unable to maneuver. You are stuck, to put it quite simply. […]

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Fast Kids Need Fast Pencils: A Simple New Year’s Resolution

  Smoother writing means faster writing (and drawing) and less tired hands WHAT: Bazic Pencils #2B DOES: Let's you write more smoothly, less tiring to your hand, good for drawing too INVEST: $4- $5 for More...

How do we know good choices from bad when parenting a child with ADHD?

  I live in search mode these days, ever since my son Luke, age nine, was diagnosed with ADHD in 2008. I am searching for the medication, therapy, classroom More...

Book Review: 101 School Success Tools for Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

I truly enjoyed reading 101 School Success Tools for Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, by Betty Roffman Shevitz, Marisa Stemple, Linda Barnes-Robinson, and Sue Jewler. Not only did I More...

It’s school time again. what are you most worried about for your child with ADHD?

August is not my favorite month. In fact, it's probably my least favorite. It's hot. It's muggy. And it's the start of a new school year. Oh, the More...

ADHD and Dysgraphia

Handwriting is an amazing skill. When all the components necessary for handwriting to emerge are considered, it is a wonder that anyone learns to write. I remember a More...

one {mom’s view} of finding the perfect school for my ADHD kid

One of the #1 complaints of parents of children with ADHD is problems with school. Maybe the teacher isn't knowledgeable about ADHD. Maybe the school's administration thinks ADHD More...

when a learning disability takes over: this momma wishes we could go back to just ADHD

When my eight-year-old son, Luke, was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in November 2008, I was devastated. At first, I couldn't imagine how we'd get through it. More...

apps for education, volume 2: reading and writing

Last month I began this series on apps and education with apps for education, volume 1: organization and time management. This month we are looking at apps for reading More...

Luke’s Journey to an IEP, Part 2: Developing the IEP

As you read in Luke's Journey to an IEP, Part 1: The Evaluation, I worked for two years to attain special education services for Luke for his Written More...

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