Hiring the Best Tutor and a Steve Jobs Tribute
Written by Hugh MacLeod of Gapingvoid Art
A thought-provoking tribute written by a wonderfully warm and incredibly talented and provocative young artist!
If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know why I’ve shared Hugh MacLeod’s brilliant tribute to Steve Jobs.
If you haven’t and don’t, please read on and take the time to watch the video posted below…and thank you for taking the time to visit Westside Tutoring and Testing Services’ blog!
Hiring a Professional Tutor for Students Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
I’ve written and spoken at length about how important it is to hire a qualified tutor for your son or daughter, particularly if they have been diagnosed with ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, traumatic brain injury (TBI), or any other of the myriad learning disabilities currently recognized by medical science. If you are one of our many subscribers, here or on YouTube, then you may have noticed how very passionate I am about hiring a professional and qualified tutor. Hiring a qualified tutor is absolutely crucial for your child’s short and long term success.
Additionally, if you follow me here or elsewhere online then you know that I never use the phrase learning disability. In fact, I believe this is the very first time!
It’s a hard and fast rule with me: I use the term learning challenge(s), as opposed to learning disability. In particular, I do so when writing or speaking about how best to understand and deal with the myriad challenges parents and students face as they attempt to deal with ADHD—or any of the other learning challenges—and there is a reason!
In August’s newsletter, I will state my reasons for making the distinction between the label Learning Disability and the term Learning Challenge…and why it is so important we, as parents and educators, do so. The distinction? I gave you a hint in the preceding sentence!
For now, I will add this:
The difference, while seemingly insignificant, is profound and speaks to how we diagnose, perceive, address, treat (medically and socially), and educate children, and now adults, with ADHD. Sadly, many of the learning challenges we face, day in and day out, are little understood and inadequately addressed…at any level!
How can we understand and treat ADHD when many educators and doctors, the very individuals our children depend on for help, refuse to believe it’s real?
This is a Brain on ADHD: Any Questions?
If the individuals charged with understanding and addressing ADHD, in and out of the classroom, refuse to believe it’s a real condition (watch for an upcoming video and article sequence on this point), where do children and parents turn for help?
It’s no wonder so many children, with or without a formal ADHD diagnosis, are falling through the cracks!
No Child Left Behind?
Between the failure of our education system to adequately address ADHD-affected students and the barely-concealed skepticism, bordering on cynicism, many educators and physicians express, it’s a wonder our children get out of the gates at all.
Again, I will go in depth regarding all of the above and more in the August 15th newsletter.
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