Archive for June, 2011

Helping to Develop Phonological Awareness as Your Child Moves Into Kindergarten and Grade One by Sylvia Hannah

Posted in Parent FAQs on June 28th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

In the third article of this series, I want to give you many practical suggestions for how to help your children in their early school years. Let’s think about school for a moment. Diversity In Kindergarten And Grade One Classrooms I have seen many, many kindergarten and grade one classrooms, during my forty years as […]

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A Mother’s Thank You by Lorrie Goegan

Posted in Articles, Mother's Perspectives on June 20th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

Thank you…to you …and you…and even you. Our family celebrated a milestone moment this past week. Denise, our daughter with learning disabilities attended convocation and received her diploma for completing an Honours B.A. at the University of Calgary. This is the girl that we were told, many years ago, would be lucky to complete high […]

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The Myth of an ADHD Friendly Household by Kathryn Burke

Posted in Kathryn's Column on June 15th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 3 Comments

My claim in our household is that I am the “normal one!” It is my story and I am sticking to it. There is no question that our household is unique. My husband has a stratospheric IQ, ADHD, and LD. He is also spinal cord injured. My eldest son has LD, ADHD, GAD, is gifted, […]

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What Is Phonological Awareness and How Can I Teach it to my Pre-Schooler? (Part Two) by Sylvia Hannah

Posted in Parent FAQs on June 13th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

In Part One of this series, I explained why parents need to know about phonological awareness. Phonological awareness is a pre-print development that parents can help their children with, prior to entering school. 1. Phonological Awareness Is Critical For Parents To Know About The reasons phonological awareness is important, are: a) Research over the past […]

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What is Phonological Awareness and How Can I teach it to my Pre-Schooler? Part One by Sylvia Hannah

Posted in Parent FAQs on June 6th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

I’ve been at many parent conferences and someone has mentioned the term “phonological awareness.” Parent’s eyes often cloud over.  They think they know what it means but they’re not sure. 1. Phonics And Phonological Awareness Are Different. Parents have heard the word “phonics” many, many times.  They would probably say that it means “sounding out […]

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