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Overcoming Dyslexia, by Dr. Sally Shaywitz, has been the general guide to dyslexia for many years. Whether your child was recently diagnosed with dyslexia, or you are researching intervention options, Overcoming Dyslexia is an excellent starting point. Shaywitz explains the nature of dyslexia and its challenges on a physical and […]
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(This was written by one of our students in response to a school prompt. “Write about a life event that changed you.” She gave us her permission to share her story.) by Taylor, Grade 6 This story is probably what Disney would call TTI – The Time I….. This story […]
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All Kinds of Minds, by Dr. Mel Levine, is a great book for parents who want to introduce children to their learning disorder in a positive manner. The purpose of the book is to address, teach, and foster understanding of learning disorders through five characters who have a “different kind of mind.” […]
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This month The Family and Learning Center celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary. But wait, it gets better. Director and owner, Bonnie Weiss, is celebrating ten years of dedicated leadership as the head of the TFALC team. You might know that Bonnie Weiss is an Educational Therapist, but how did she get […]
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2015 is a special year for The Family & Learning Center, and we’re celebrating with a summer scavenger hunt and an opportunity for a discount on future sessions. How Did The Family and Learning Center Get Its Name? Twenty five years ago, Dr. Kristine Laverty saw the need to provide […]
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School is (almost) out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean that the learning has to stop. Attending summer sessions is one way to keep your child’s brain active during the summer. Another way to keep your child’s brain active is by getting outside with your whole family. Here’s a list […]
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Summer Is Just Around the Corner Have you noticed that the days are getting longer? Summer is just a few more tests, book reports, and final exams away. When I was a student, summer meant a lot of things. Obviously it meant no school for three months. Growing up in […]
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We’ve all used sticky notes as reminders, bookmarks, or notes, but here are some additional strategies that are creative and educational. Tip #1: Section review questions In Social Studies or Science, write questions from the end of section on separate sticky notes and stick them in the book where you […]
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Critical Thinking is the process of evaluating and analyzing information in order to solve a problem most effectively and efficiently. Students with a weakness in critical thinking tend to think rigidly or in a disorganized manner. We Teach Critical Thinking Strategies At The Family & Learning Center, students are taught […]
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Many of our students began their new semester in January. It’s the perfect moment for a fresh start! Now is the time to revisit goals, celebrate the successes of the fall semester, and plan ways to end the school year on a strong note. Here’s 10 ways to start the new semester on […]
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