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Love and Embrace The Differences In Others!

February 2017

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from My Heart to Yours
 
                                  Founder Donna Weston, and Executive Director.                                            

Kids can be cruel. I remember growing up and not being as “cool” as other kids. I was smart, but socially awkward. I was loud, obnoxious, and bossy. I was long limbed and gangly – called “Daddy-long-legs” by my classmates in elementary school – not intended to be a complement. I was not easy to love and I hated elementary school! 

It is not easy being “low man on the totem pole” or just different for whatever reason – social, physical, cultural, developmental issues, or learning difficulties. It is often painful to feel different, and sometimes the response to being shunned is to act out, making it even more difficult for those who are supposed to love on us to be able to do so. 

Perhaps ironically, my first major growth in the area of loving those difficult to love came when I was raising my three sons.


 

 
PARENT TIPS
 


Challenges for All

"Let your child know that we all have strengths and weaknesses, and give specific examples. This can make it easier for him to embrace his learning differences. Talk about how he learns differently, but try to keep the focus on strategies rather than on the challenges themselves. This can help empower your child to overcome or work around weaknesses."

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Rick Lavoie On Discussing Your Child's Disability...


 “A parent once called my special education school to request an admissions visit for her and her son, who was struggling mightily in school. She asked a strange question in her initial phone call:

    "Does the school have any signs or posters displayed that identify the program as a school for kids with learning disabilities?"

    I asked her why she wished to know this.

    She replied, "My son doesn't know that he has a learning disability and we don't want him to know."

    He knows, Mom. Believe me, he knows.”
 

To learn more about discussing your child’s disability, read the rest of the article by Rick Lavoie... here!




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RESOURCES

 

DVD Series: I Can't Do This But; I Can Do That: A Film For Families About Learning Differences

 

This documentary focuses on the many spectrums of learning styles and challenges that all children face.

One reviewer states that this is  “A good documentary for LD and non-LD alike.”

Book of the Month

 

The 5 Love Languages of Children

By Gary Chapman

 

"Discover your child's primary language—then speak it—and you will be well on your way to a stronger relationship with your flourishing child."

 

What People Are Saying

“Discovery Therapies gives me confidence.”

- Current DTI student.

 
At Discovery Therapies,
we work hard to prepare your student for a lifetime of learning!


 
Game of the Month

 

Self-esteem and Character Building activity!

 

“This is a fun activity to do with kids.  In this activity children will create a tree that represents positive things about themselves.  This is a great project that can be displayed on the wall of the child’s room to remind them about how special they are.”

 

Gather up 11×14 white paper, construction paper, crayons, markers, glue and you're ready to go!


 

You can find the rest of this craft here!

Donate here and support a child in 2017!

Events


Black History Month

At EdVenture Children's Museum

 

February 23, 2017 - February 28, 2017

 

"Throughout the month of February Children will learn about the many achievements of notable African-American artists, scientists and authors through activities and stories."


 

Salvador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales

At Columbia Museum of Art

 

                                     March 11 - May 21, 2017


"This beautiful exhibition features 36 colorful prints from The Dalí Museum that will delight visitors of all ages. Prints are a major part of Salvador Dalí’s work, and here we celebrate his fine and varied techniques in illustrations for stories including Alice in Wonderland, Don Quixote, and the tales of Hans Christian Andersen. "


 

 

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Did you know…..

we offer a variety of screenings and evaluations? Whether you or your friend is looking for answers about a 5 year old, middle schooler or adult, we are here to service you or point you in the right direction. Just call our office for more information!  803-419-0126

Did You Know...

that Discovery Therapies, Inc is part of the National Institute for Learning Development? An international network of licensed educational therapists, NILD is recognized by the International Dyslexia Association!


Discovery Therapies, Inc. is a family of educational therapists with a passion for reaching children with learning differences. Together, we have over 147 years of experience in the field of education. Together, we have a passion for unlocking the minds of struggling learners. Together, we are Discovery!

 


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Donna Weston, Executive Director

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