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Never forget

Never forget when you are in front of a child no matter what they challenges they are facing, you do not really know its potential. I am dyslexic. I was told not to pursue studies pass high school, because I wasn't smart enough. I didn't listen. I graduated from university. Richard Branson, dyslexic too, stopped... Continue Reading →

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Working with Chronic Illness

I  work in a 9-5 or office environment. Working full time can take a lot out of you and that's regardless of your health status. Many of us who have chronic illnesses are still working full time, whether we can afford to or not. I used to be an overachiever. I used to take pride... Continue Reading →

What are the signs of dyslexia?

What are the signs of dyslexia? It's important to understand that not all dyslexic show difficulties in the same way. Most typical problems experienced by people with dyslexia include the following: Learning to speak (I didn't have any issues learning to speak as a child, but I find that with age, I mix up words... Continue Reading →

Suffering from Directional Confusion?

Suffering from Directional Confusion? In elementary school, children learn about cardinal points (North, South, East, West). The teacher placed signs on the four walls of the classroom to help us understand which side was north, south, east and west. The students' desks were all facing north. It took a while before I realised that north... Continue Reading →

Grammar Police

Grammar Police I find it quite pretentious to dismiss someone's point because of their grammar or spelling is off. We talk about being inclusive, yet we forget that not everyone has had access to the same level of education and many, like me, have learned English only has a second or third language, or again,... Continue Reading →

The Power of Positive

I strongly believe that regular elementary schools should be more like specialized schools for children with learning disabilities. Their system is the base of positive touch points instead of negative ones. The teachers use the power of positive. Let me explain with two example from my own experience: I have two children who struggle with... Continue Reading →

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