Our Favorite School Supplies

Our Favorite School Supplies

Skills 4 Life’s Favorite School Supplies

With endless options for school supplies, it can be overwhelming to know what to purchase. We work with many students who have overly complicated systems, making it difficult for students to stay organized and find what is needed quickly and easily.

Here are our top school supply picks to create a simple, unified system that students in middle and high school can use:

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Find The Perfect Present With Our Gift Guide

Find The Perfect Present With Our Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide for ChildrenWe are excited to share our Sixth Annual Holiday Gift Guide with you! Each year we add new educational and therapeutic games, toys, and activities that will allow your child to have fun and learn valuable skills!

The games are organized based on the skill sets that your child might benefit from developing. We hope you find it helpful!

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Resources and Tips for Parents of Children with Dyslexia

Resources and Tips for Parents of Children with Dyslexia

Learn How You Can Help Your Child with Dyslexia

October is Dyslexia Awareness month, a topic near and dear to our hearts since we work with many students who have dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Students with this hereditary language processing disorder may have difficulties isolating sounds, sounding out words (decoding), and accurately reading. Spelling can even be more of a challenge, making writing a frustrating process. Also, many children with dyslexia have difficulty with handwriting, left/right discrimination, telling time, and organizing and translating their thoughts into verbal or written language.

Children with dyslexia may have low self-esteem, become overwhelmed with school, and may withdraw. As parents, supporting your dyslexic child can lead to a plethora of emotions. You may be frustrated because you don’t know how to help or are incredibly saddened to see your child struggling and falling behind in school.

Unfortunately, many school districts don’t have the necessary funding or resources to provide support for children with dyslexia. In speaking to clients and friends whose children have been diagnosed, it occurred to us that most parents need resources and support above anything else.

Here are a few quick tips for parents who have children with dyslexia: (more…)

Minimize Online Distractions With These Tools

Minimize Online Distractions With These Tools

Does your student struggle to stay focused when completing online homework assignments? Nowadays, most middle school and high school students use the internet to complete homework assignments, which can lead to a good deal of distraction and procrastination- especially with the proliferation of social networking sites.

Help your student minimize online distractions and maximize efficiency using these tools:

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12 Steps to Use Your Planner Like a Pro

12 Steps to Use Your Planner Like a Pro

Use an Academic Planner

If you’re like most of my students, you are probably thinking that you don’t need to use an academic planner because you can just remember your homework, projects, and upcoming tests. Guess what? That will work until it doesn’t! Some things are bound to slip through the cracks, and then you will end up with missing assignments or grades that don’t reflect your capabilities.

Trust us on this one, academic planners are extremely useful tools to help us manage our daily activities and achieve our goals. It’s like having an external brain to help you remember things. (more…)