A Positive, Multisensory Approach
for Students with Learning Differences
READING, WRITING & EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING
Elementary & Middle School
Lynn T. Wilson
Is Your Child
A struggling child looks & feels like…
They are failing or almost failing.
You can hear the discouragement in their voice.
Homework takes way too long.
Their backpack is a disaster.
Some days they don’t even want to go to school.
They feel sick on days they have a test.
They struggled to learn the alphabet in kindergarten.
They were supposed to “catch up” in first grade, second grade…
They’re not catching up… they’re falling further behind.
You’ve been called in for yet another parent-teacher conference.
You know your child is embarrassed and
You don’t know how to help.
THRIVING children look & feel like this…
They don’t mind going to school.
They can find their backpack and their binder.
They have the right page numbers written down for their math homework.
Homework doesn’t take quite so long now.
Their grades are improving.
You can see they feel good about the progress their making.
Having a good day can be normal.
They are gaining self-confidence.
You almost look forward to teacher conferences.
They are prepared to do assignments.
They haven’t left their lunch box or backpack at school.
There is less tension is the house.
Your child is on the right road and you feel a huge sense of relief.
Everyone smiles more often.
ADVICE, ADVICE and more ADVICE…
Some days you just want to vent to anyone who will listen –
– the cashier at Target
– Ms. fat-free, double espresso latte
– your sister-in-law
– some woman buying avocados at Costco
You need a listening ear to hear the frustration that’s churning inside you.
You want a person who will hand you a tissue and give you a big hug.
Then they’ll say, “It must be so hard for you, but you are doing a great job.”
“It will be okay. Tomorrow will be better.”
And what do you get instead ?
“My nephew had the same problem last year and …”
“You are never going to get anywhere without
“March right down to that school and…”
Your situation is very difficult, and you are doing a wonderful job at it.
You also know your child needs something more and you are here, on my website looking for ways to help them. That’s what moms do.
So….let me give you a little advice too. LOL?!
You may find my Little Book of BAD Advice extremely helpful.
Yes, it’s more advice, but it’s advice from an educator who’s been around.
It presents two sides of a story and it may offer a point of view you hadn’t even considered.
If you’re interested in hearing “the rest of the story” I have a free copy for you.
I’m pleased if I can be supportive and help you sort out good advice from bad.