Academic Underachievement

Is your bright child under-performing in school? Should you even worry about it? I was one of those people who did well in school without too much effort. My parents made it clear that straight A’s were expected, and I… Read the rest

Strengths, Talents & Dyslexia

There is a bright future for children with dyslexia who get the support they need early on. Among the skills and abilities often associated with dyslexia are three-dimensional spatial reasoning (necessary for architecture, engineering, science, etc.) and mechanical aptitude. Although… Read the rest

How to Build Your Child’s Strengths

For kids with learning disabilities, being forced into a strict academic protocol often stifles motivation; in contrast encouraging them to follow their interests is likely to have the opposite effect, and can help them to become active learners. The student… Read the rest

Does Your Child Have a Future in Technology?

By Ari Kalinowski Many non-typical students have unique strengths that are ideally suited for the burgeoning technology job market. Consider the following examples. Kids with ADHD tend to think outside the box, often making connections that others miss. They also… Read the rest