The Dos and Don'ts of Treating Learning Disabilities

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The Dos and Don'ts of Treating Learning Disabilities

When my youngest child was diagnosed with a learning disability, I immediately started looking for everything I could learn about it. I knew that there was a lot of information available about the disability, but I found a lot of conflicting information about what works and does not work in dealing with the disability. I talked to a few other parents and they were left feeling the same confusion I was. I started this blog to help other parents understand what treatment options are available and what has and has not worked. I hope that by sharing this information, other families will get the help they need.


Now That You've Got Your Driving Permit, Use These Tips To Get Through Driving School

If you have managed to fulfill the requirements for a driving permit in your state, you might not know what your next steps should be other than to get the experience you'll need to pass the driving test and earn your license. To do that, you might have signed up for driving school. Here are some things to know as you go along so you can get through driving classes, get your driver's license, and be a safe driver.

Use Your Learning Style During Classes

Not everyone learns skills in quite the same way. Using your past education as a guide, remember learning styles that have been successful for you and use them for your driving classes.

For example, if you know that you like to read ahead to better understand what you'll be doing in class, talk to your driving teacher about giving you some kind of schedule so you can read relevant parts of your state's driving manual before tackling different driving techniques in the car. If you prefer to watch your teachers demonstrate techniques before you try them, ask your driving teacher to perform different activities before you do.

Develop Your Own Routines

To prepare for the driving test and a future of driving a car on a regular basis, you might find it useful to develop routines for simple tasks. For instance, every time you get into a car, you might adjust the seat, buckle your seatbelt and check all the mirrors.  A simple routine like this will not only impress the person who gives you your driving test, but such a routine will soon become second nature to you, and you'll be able to rely on it throughout your life.

Wear Flat Shoes with Thin Heels

You might not think too much about the shoes you'll wear in your driving classes, but it's a good idea to leave the chunky boots and stilettos at home for now. A flat shoe with a thin heel will help you to better gauge whether you're putting the right pressure on the pedal.

Take More Classes Than Necessary

Even after you pass your driving test, you'll have more to learn about driving. You might opt for defensive driving classes in addition to your required hours, but you might just want to sign up for a few night driving lessons to get pointers on how best to navigate a car in the dark. 

The tips laid out here will help you through driving school and pass your driving test once you've gotten your permit. More than that, they will help you to be a better driver. Be sure to talk to different schools in the area so that you choose one that best suits your personality and needs.