Learning requires much more than just instruction! If instruction was all that was needed, then students wouldn’t be struggling. Consider this. To...
While it seems to be an easy assignment, your child may not know how to get started because the three steps need organization, planning, and mental imagery combined with the vocabulary to describe the images, the understanding of how to make transitions between thoughts, and the ability to clearly express the ‘point’ of the information.
Hardy specialists help parents work with their children to overcome the frustration and challenges they have experienced from falling behind in school and sets them on a new path toward success.
The Hardy Math Program teaches basic math calculation skills using movement and patterning for the repetition needed to increase math performance.
Reading and Spelling Program: Fundamental Building Blocks of Academic Success Hardy Reading/Spelling Program provides the...
Learning Disabilities Result from Processing Weaknesses Learning difficulties are the result of weaknesses in some of the processing skills that are...
Hardy Perceptual/Cognitive/Executive Skills are an important part of the Processing Skills Program because they help the brain sustain attention, take in information, organize, process, and plan.
The Hardy Processing Program provides programs, resources, and recommendations to strengthen processing gaps that interfere with your child’s ability to develop the learning skills for paying attention, thinking, and remembering information that are required for learning academics successfully in the classroom.
Many processing skills contribute to successful attention. Of them, brain speed and timing play a big role in how well your child is able to pay attention, sustain attention, and switch attention.
Four Key Areas Determine Academic Success: Discover Where You Need to Focus! The Hardy Learning Evaluation, a component of the Hardy Brain Training™...
Has your child been struggling with learning, seemingly not paying attention, not able to keep up with school work, and having difficulty catching on to what is being taught? It is easy to get confused about what to do, especially if you’ve already tried suggestions from teachers, looked into tutoring, and considered trying medication.
Hardy Toolkits teach processing skills and learning skills that develop the cognition needed for successful learning while teaching the most critical reading, spelling, writing, and math skills using movement, timing, and patterning so learning becomes faster and remembering becomes easier.
Starting the IEP process can be confusing for parents when they realize their child is struggling and they consider an IEP to help their child. That’s why many parents seek help from a special needs advocate to guide them through the process and help them get what their child needs out of special education resources.
The IEP process can be long and it can seem complicated as you consider what the best options for your child will be. Advocates can help with answering questions about the legal aspects of the IEP, preparing you for the IEP meetings, attending the IEP meetings with you, evaluating the IEP plan the team suggests, negotiating changes to specific pieces of the plan, and helping resolve disputes that may occur.
If you’re concerned that your child’s IEP isn’t helping your child make enough progress in school, there are steps you can take and resources available for parents to help work through the problems.
Children with learning disorders have difficulty learning in spite of having average intelligence and putting effort into their school work. There are different kinds of learning disorders that affect children in different ways. There may be academic difficulties that affect reading, writing, spelling, or solving math problems.
If you think that your child may have learning differences or developmental delays that impact their performance in school, then you’ve probably considered requesting an evaluation like an Individualized Education Program (IEP). To qualify for an IEP, your child will need to meet the requirements listed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Getting an IEP evaluation can feel like a really big step to take and even overwhelming at times, but it doesn’t need to be with the right help. Understanding what the IEP is and how to effectively navigate the IEP process will help set you up for success as you start on this new journey.
An Independent Educational Evaluation can be a helpful tool for parents to use when the original evaluation done by the school doesn’t meet the expectations you have for your child’s level of progress. If you are seeking additional resources to support your concerns, acquiring an IEE is typically the next step that parents take – at no extra cost to you.
If your child has an IEP and you disagree with it, it can be a frustrating and stressful problem to tackle as a parent. Knowing more about the IEP process can help you determine what actions to take and what you can do if you don’t agree with your child’s plan.