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July 12, 2022
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Back to School Prep

School is going to be back in session in a couple of weeks and now is the time to start preparing for another school year ahead. Even though our days are longer with the sun shining upon us, we need to start moving into school mode to be prepared on time. Six Tips for Preparing your Child for Back to School We have made a list of 6 wonderful tips to ensure a smooth and […]
June 2, 2022

Summer, Sun, & Reading Fun Summer Reading List

Hello Summer! Summer is always a good time to dive into a great book. If you plan to lay out in the sun, whether you’re at the pool or the beach, grabbing your favorite book is such a relaxing way to spend some of your time. What’s even better?! Get your child to grab a book so you both can experience a world of imagination together. Lots and lots of reading is truly the only […]
May 22, 2022

Fun Summer Activities

Oh, how we love that summer, summertime! After a long school year, summer should be filled with lots of fun and adventure. Relax by the pool or beach with a good book in hand, spend quality time as a family, go on adventures, and swim through those salty waves. While summer is supposed to be the time for kids to wind down, it’s important not to forget that they should still be learning and practicing […]
March 8, 2022

Developmental Disabilities: A Primer

Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions that impact the development of children and can be caused by many factors including medical conditions, environmental factors, and genetics. These disabilities are often present in infancy or early childhood but may not be identified until they impact daily activities. They are impairments in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. The 7 main developmental disabilities are as follows: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Cerebral […]
December 30, 2021

Advocating For Your Child During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Does advocating for your child during the Covid-19 pandemic feel like an insurmountable task? Has your child’s school been failing to provide what your child needs to be successful? Have you felt stressed out as a parent not knowing where to turn? If this is the case, we have some helpful tips that may help you be a better advocate for your child during these difficult times. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act also known […]
December 15, 2021

Holiday Learning Activities

It’s the time of year to spread joy and to slow down and spend time with those closest to you. Winter Break is here and there are many fun holiday activities that you can do with your children while they are out of school. We have compiled a list of our favorite activities that will sure bring laughter and happiness to your family. Holiday Baking to Develop Math Skills: Many of us love spending time […]
October 13, 2021

ADHD & Executive Functioning

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a biological-based disorder and a developmental impairment of executive functions. Most people with ADHD will experience many areas of executive function impairment, although people without ADHD can have executive dysfunction as well. Executive functioning disorder (EFD) is a brain-based impairment that causes issues with analyzing, planning, organizing, scheduling, or completing tasks at all. Children and adults with EFD have issues organizing materials, setting schedules, often misplace papers, reports, or school items. […]
September 30, 2021

Dyslexia Awareness

According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, almost 9 out of 10 high school dropouts were struggling readers in third grade. In addition, the National Assessment of Adult Literacy describes that 7 out of 10 prison inmates cannot read above a fourth-grade level. Jamie The Tutor believes that by giving children access to Orton-Gillingham based programming from early childhood and beyond, they will become proficient in reading and illiteracy can be solved. She has seen […]
September 12, 2021

Music and Learning

Music offers incredible cognitive benefits. In fact, according to some studies, it’s the only activity that can actually increase a child’s IQ if done frequently before the age of seven. Babies are tuned in to music from birth: simply hearing a song activates a variety of brain centers, including memory, language, spatial reasoning, and listening. Toddlers are at an ideal age to begin learning about rhythm. Encourage children to clap, tap their feet, or move […]
August 19, 2021
Back to school safety

Back to School Safety

As a parent, one of the biggest challenges you have dealt with is how to let your child safely be a child during the COVID-19 pandemic. With many school districts offering in-person classes in August, you now face the question of how to keep your child safe in the classroom, especially as the more infectious Delta variant continues to increase COVID-19 cases. As you prepare for your child’s return to class, you can be sure […]
July 28, 2021

19 Back To School Essentials for 2021

Back to school shopping can be fun and exciting or it can be a little painful. The trick to making it go well is having a list and throwing in some style along the way. You can use this list and these links as a starting point for all of your back to school shopping needs! 2021 Back to School List: A Well-Fitting Backpack: Hot Selling Backpacks Comfortable Facemasks: Best Selling Kids Facemasks Clorox Wipes: […]
July 18, 2021

TouchMath: Multisensory Mathematics

TouchMath is a multi-sensory program that uses its signature TouchPoints to engage students of all skills and learning styles. TouchMath has been proven to raise math test scores in classrooms around the world for more than three decades. TouchPointsThe TouchMath secret is simple. In fact, it can be summed up in one word: TouchPoints. Every number from 1 to 9 has TouchPoints corresponding to the value of the digit: Numbers 1 to 5 have single […]
July 9, 2021

Knowledge is Power

The phrase “scientia potentia est” is a Latin motto which means “knowledge is power”. It is usually attributed to Sir Francis Bacon, although it is not known that this exact phrase appears in Bacon’s English or Latin works. However, the expression “ipsa scientia potestas est” (“knowledge itself is power”) appears in Bacon’s “Imperial Decree” (1597). The exact phrase “scientia potentia est” was originally written by Thomas Hobbes in the 1668 edition of Leviathan, who was […]
June 24, 2021

Fight the Summer Slide

Summer is here and school is out, and children like to go on water slides. But there is a different slide that can cause academic difficulties, especially with children with learning disabilities. That is called the “Summer Slide” or the time the children lose from their learning. The summer slide can create a negative impact on children, in general, by breaking the rhythm of instruction which ultimately leads to forgetting. This unfortunately requires a significant […]
March 8, 2021

Anna Julia Cooper

Anna Julia Cooper was an American educator, scholar, and activist. She was born in 1858 to an enslaved woman in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her father is thought to be her mother’s white master. After the Civil War, in 1867, Anna at age nine was able to attend the Saint Augustine’s Normal School and Collegiate Institute, a coeducational school for former slaves. She began teaching mathematics part-time at the young age of ten. Anna received a […]
February 23, 2021

Dav Pilkey and “Captain Underpants”

David Murray “Dav” Pilkey  Jr., known as Dav Pilkey is an American cartoonist, author and illustrator of children’s literature.  He was born on March 4, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio.  One of Pilkey’s best known children’s book series is Captain Underpants. Pilkey was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (“ADHD”) and dyslexia as a child which resulted in frequent reprimands for his behavior in elementary school.  While sitting in a desk in the school hallway, Pilkey […]
February 9, 2021

Booker T. Washington: American Educator

Booker T. Washington: one of the most influential African Americans in United States History. He was known for showing that an oppressed people could advance through his concept of practical education and progressed ideals of cooperation between the races and the advance of African American commerce as a boon to all Americans. Booker Taliaferro was born in April 1856, the son of an unknown white man and a slave named Jane who was the cook […]
February 3, 2021

Famous Children’s Authors: Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl is a famous children’s author known for writing 19 children’s books and six short stories.  Some of his most famous books are, The Gremlins (1943), James and the Giant Peach (1961), Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (1964), Fantastic Mr. Fox (1970), The BFG (1982), The Witches (1983) and Matilda (1988).

 Dahl was born on September 13, 1916 and died on November 23, 1990 at the age of 74.  Although a British author, he was born in Wales from immigrant Norwegian parents. Unfortunately, his father died when he was only four years old.

January 10, 2021

The Gutenberg Printing Press

Printing was first developed in China and Korea. Gutenberg did not invent the printing press but conceived the idea of a movable type utilizing three distinct technologies, which were used by humans for previous centuries. Gutenberg combined the technologies of paper, viscous oil-based ink, and the wine press to print brooks which allowed for the mass production and distribution of written work. As a result, individuals were provided access to more information. Written work was more uniform in its viewing format which led to more consistent spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
December 31, 2020
Online Home Schooling

An Alternative Way for Children to Learn Math

Singapore Math is a teaching method commenced in the 1980’s by the Singapore Ministry of Education for use for grades one through sixth. (See Brown, Hu, and Wright). The approach is more conceptual than the memory/rote learning of traditional mathematics.
October 26, 2020
Online Tutoring from Jamie The Tutor

A+ Results: Local Female Entrepreneur from Coral Springs Helping Special Needs Students Learn Locally and Across the Nation

Coral Springs-Based Jamie The Tutor Brings Sea-Change in Multi-Sensory Education with New Learning Options Coral Springs, Florida, October – Coral Springs’ own Jamie The Tutor has changed the game when it comes to multi-sensory education. In the turmoil and stress of the 2020 Lockdown, they have pivoted to offer their proven and effective multi-sensory techniques virtually to students located locally as well as around the country. Industry-leading techniques have been adapted and are offered by […]
April 7, 2020
Is your school refusing to accommodate your IEP student online?

Is your school refusing to accommodate your IEP student online?

Is your school refusing to accommodate your IEP student online
March 27, 2020
12 Museums to Visit Virtually

12 Museums to Visit Virtually

12 Museums to Visit Virtually
March 22, 2020
Special Education Funding Amid Coronavirus Scare

Special Education Funding Amid Coronavirus Scare

Special Education Funding Amid Coronavirus Scare
February 26, 2020
Dyslexie: A font designed to help people with dyslexia.

Dyslexie: A font designed to help people with dyslexia.

Dyslexie: A font designed to help people with dyslexia.
February 24, 2020
Phonics: What's old may be new again.

Phonics: What’s old may be new again.

Phonics: What's old may be new again.
September 21, 2019
Dyslexia: You Can Be a Star

Dyslexia: You Can Be a Star

Dyslexia: You Can Be a Star
September 14, 2019
From the Schoolhouse to the Jailhouse

From the Schoolhouse to the Jailhouse

From the Schoolhouse to the Jailhouse
September 14, 2019
Autism and Reading Comprehension

Autism and Reading Comprehension

Autism and Reading Comprehension
September 14, 2019
Understanding Dyslexia

Understanding Dyslexia

Understanding Dyslexia

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