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Mixing up Letters and How to Help

Let’s start at the root of the problem. Why do kids mix up letters? As a vitally part of human survival, we have developed the ability to interpret shapes ...

What is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional Intelligence, or EI, is defined as the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships ju...

AuDHD, no it's not a typo...

Did we mis-spell ADHD in the title of this blog? Not at all! AuDHD is a lovable nickname for a very specific neurotype. Prior to 2013, it was believed to b...

New Year, New Program!

Say hello to Fast ForWord, Austin Learning Solutions’ brand new program launching by the end of January. Fast ForWord will allow our students to continue w...

Do & Don'ts of Raising a Child with Dyslexia

Everyone learns differently! It can be second-nature to raise and teach our children in a way that makes the most sense to us, but that may not be the most b...

Latest Dyslexia Research Update!

In research published in June 2022, Helen Taylor and Martin David Vestergaard raise the possibility that people with dyslexia are especially gifted in “explo...

Raising Readers

As a parent you want the best for your child, but sometimes it is hard to know just how to help. That’s where we come in. We have compiled a quick list of ...

Why we LOVE the "Science of Reading" Method at ALS!

Here at ALS we follow the science of reading method. But what is that exactly? The science of reading refers to a body of research from the fields of ...

Quieting a Noisy Mind

“What are you thinking about?” is a question I used to ask a lot, and was always so baffled when someone said “Nothing”. That’s because I have a noisy mind...

Neuro... Now What?

The world is full of amazing people making new discoveries and ground breaking ideas. But let’s face it, sometimes it can be hard to keep up with all the n...

Words, Words, Words

There are a lot of terms used when talking about mental health - some of them are older and more familiar while others are newer and more accurate.  L...

What is Growth Mindset?

Grow Your Mindset  A Growth Mindset means that you recognize your brain is a muscle.  Like all muscles, they need exercise to stay healthy and b...