After over 30 years of studying and working with students with neurodevelopmental disorders, it was apparent to me that the major need for many of these students is to learn “how to learn”. Research in neurology and neuropsychology has supported this concept and the latest research is clearly showing neurological differences that may keep some students from being able to do this independently. What these students need is a “strategic learning coach” who can provide the explicit framework or structure for learning “how to learn” and help the student build a repetoire of learning strategies that he or she can eventually use on their own – throughout their lives. Students with many types of learning disabilities or differences share this need for external help to build internal resources. However, parents looking for such coaches often can’t find them anywhere. To remedy this situation and to promote the best learning experience for all students, this training course and associated support services has been created to fill this void.
-Lynda Boucugnani-Whitehead, Ph.D.