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Encouraging Heroes. You can be one too.

Heroes, if you’ve ever tried to help your child solve an elapsed time problem for math, you know how difficult that can be. The younger boys and I have tried several different methods with these problems, with varying degrees of success.

Watching the video below caused me to do the classic “D’oh!!!” and slap myself on the forehead. I mean, really. It’s so simple!

Pretty terrific, isn’t it? The man in the video is Dr. Craig Pohlman, the CEO of Southeast Psych. Dr. Pohlman also leads Mind Matters, a learning success program. Craig works with struggling learners through assessment, consultation, therapy, and advocacy. He has authored several books related to learning, including Revealing Minds and How Can My Kid Succeed in School? He describes learners in terms of strengths and weaknesses, not just labels and diagnoses. He also strives to communicate findings and strategy ideas as clearly as possible, often using visuals and metaphors.

For more videos by Southeast Psych (including the Mind Matters program, The Aspie Show, and The Psych Mom series) check out their Youtube channel.