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Parents and teachers: Work together to identify learning disorders in kids and help them learn, live well

Learning disorders usually present in children at a young age. However, that doesn’t always mean that a diagnosis will be provided promptly. Often, parents wonder if their child’s delays or behaviors are normal (because what’s normal, anyhow?) or think they’ll “grow out of it.” Fortunately, there are other key figures…

Black History Month: Celebrating Black psychologists and researchers

Black history month celebrates the progress and recognizes the tribulations of Black Americans, and many notable people of color have contributed to the fields of psychology and psychological research.  Despite racial tension, bias, and discriminatory treatment, these Black psychologists paved the way for providers of color to continue expanding and…

Dyslexia affects areas of the brain that process language and makes reading difficult

Dyslexia makes reading difficult; those with this disorder might see words as backwards, upside down, or without spaces in between.  This disorder can cause an individual to become frustrated with learning, especially when they aren’t yet aware of their disability. Therefore, understanding the signs of dyslexia and receiving early diagnosis…

How can family issues affect a child’s performance in school?

Family problems, like major changes in family dynamics, financial instability, and sibling bullying, can have a significant impact on children. These problems can negatively affect them in multiple facets, including at school, or more specifically, their school performance. Changes in family dynamic—say divorcing parents—can cause children to feel guilty, neglected,…

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