Thursday, April 12, 2018

Midlands Gives...1in5...Who do you know?

Please support our efforts to support students and adults with LD on May 1 with #MidlandsGives.
All donations will assist with teacher trainings and parent advocacy and support efforts. We believe all kids with learning and attention issues can learn with the proper supports and teacher training. 
#dyslexia #1in5

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Dissertation Study for Parents

Dear Valued Parents,

You are invited to participate in a research study! If a school psychologist, within the school setting, has ever evaluated your child, your opinions are sought regarding your child’s most recent psychological report.

The purpose of the study is to help make psychological reports more parent-friendly. Your feedback may help improve reports in the future for parents of children in special education. The survey you will complete has 16 questions about you and 35questions about your child’s report. Some of the questions include: “I understood ____% of the report.” and “What things were most helpful in your child’s report?” The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and you can complete the survey on any preferred device such as a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. If you choose to participate, you can enter into a drawing for one of eight $25 Visa gift cards. The survey is at the following link: 

Your responses will not be linked to you in any way and are totally anonymous. Therefore, we ask for you to be open and honest in your opinions. 

If you have any questions about participating in this study, please contact Whitney Burke at or at (424) 218-6480.

Your participation in this study is greatly appreciated!

Whitney Burke, Ed.S., NCSP, PhD Candidate
School Psychologist and Doctoral Student
The University of South Dakota

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Some signs of learning and attention issues—like refusing to read aloud, having a consistently messy backpack or not wanting to go to school—can seem so commonplace that they’re easy to overlook. If parents are concerned, talking to their child’s teacher or doctor is a great first step.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Did You Know?

It’s a myth that kids with learning and attention issues are “just being lazy.” While learning and attention issues may not be as visible as other health issues, they’re just as real.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Intelligence and LD

Having learning and attention issues doesn’t mean a child isn’t intelligent. In fact, kids with learning and attention issues can even be gifted.