Ever work with a student on a really cool organizational plan, only to find it crumbled up at the bottom of backpack? Have you ever tried to teach planning and executive functioning skills to students and they are NOT having it? I know I have!
We’ve all been there. As school psychologists, we know all too well the feeling right before we have to tell a child that she has a learning disability. I recently had an interesting experience with a student that made me pause and reflect on the best way to talk to kids and families about what a learning disability is.