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How NILD Educational Therapy Helps Dyslexia

Dyslexia affects 1 in 10 people. Do you or a loved one have dyslexia? Statistics show that 1 in 10 people suffer with dyslexia. Those are very high odds. What is life like when you struggle to read every day? As an NILD Educational Therapist, I already knew that our therapy program was beneficial for […]

Exercise is Good for the Brain!

Just as our bodies benefit from movement and exercise, so do our brains! Exercise is not only beneficial for our bodies to be fit and our hearts to be healthy, but for our brains to function more efficiently as well. Exercise has significant effects on the brain in helping it be ready to think and […]

Helping our Children to be Grateful

Many things are vying for our child’s attention and loyalty. Social media, electronic devices, extra-curricular activities and worldly pressures can drain our children’s time and distract them.  Helping our children be grateful will help them be grounded. The benefits of gratitude go far beyond the “thank you” we offer. Demonstrating appreciation for and to our […]

Celebrate the Simple Things

Do you celebrate the simple things with your children? A mother’s heart is a tender thing.  It is difficult to watch our children struggle or face challenges with learning or with their behaviour.  We may see their frustration as they try to complete homework, or make friends, or even just be happy. It can be […]

Christmas is coming!

Have you looked at your calendars lately? Christmas is coming! I absolutely love the Christmas holidays, just ask anyone in my family! I love the spirit, the decorations, the smells, time with family, and the time to focus on the most meaningful things. Our family has many traditions that I just love and we have […]

The Positive Case for Labeling Our Children

Many parents are hesitant to have their children undergo an assessment because of the stigma associated with labels. People worry about being judged themselves, or they worry that their child will be put into a “box” or categorized negatively. Believe me, I have been there. But what can a label really do for our children? […]

Walk a Day in Their Shoes

What would it be like to walk a day in the shoes of a child (or adult) who has ADD? What would it feel like? How would others react to us? How would our perspective change by the end of the day? Would we treat others in a different way following this experience? Many of […]

Anxiety and Learning Disabilities

Have you ever noticed a child looking worried and anxious in the regular classroom day to day activities. They might be sitting off in a corner by themselves, or may be causing some disruption as a way of working off their anxiety. Often children who have learning disabilities also suffer from anxiety. If a disability has […]

NEVER GIVE UP on your children!

Having children with learning challenges can make life difficult. Simple, everyday activities can seem overwhelming. At times it may feel it is too hard and we may want to just give up. The challenges may seem impossible to surmount, but we must NEVER GIVE UP ON THEM! There was a teacher who stood at the […]

Back to Bedlam

(Or at least that is how it can feel when dealing with our children who have learning and behavioural differences.) Now that summer is coming to a close, and the weather is getting a bit cooler, we have to turn our thoughts to getting back into our school routines. For some, this can be very […]