Change The World

Posted by on June - 26 - 2014
  • Nelson Rockefeller
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Walt Disney
  • Winston Churchill
  • Thomas Edison
  • Galileo
  • The Wright Brothers
  • Henry Ford
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Mozart
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Agatha Christie
  • Hans Christen Andersen
  • August Rodin
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • General George Patton
  • Werner von Braun
  • Albert Einstein
  • Tom Cruise
  • Sir Richard Branson
  • Michael Phelps

These are just a few of the people that have changed the world, and also struggled with Learning Disabilities.  Everyone finds it difficult to learn when information is presented only one way.  Through testing, schools know which programs work for the majority of students, but that could mean half the school learns one way, and half learn many other ways.  For instance, some people are visual learners, some are better hearing the lesson, and others learn by being able to reproduce what’s been taught.  Many children struggle with reading, writing, math, reasoning, listening and speaking.  Does your child struggle with school?  Do they dread reading out loud, writing a paper or working on math problems?  It can be tough to face the fact that your child isn’t average.  Remember, most children with learning difficulties are as smart, or as our list above shows, even smarter, than their peers.  They just need to be taught in a way that is tailored to their unique learning style.

Thankfully, our schools have wonderful teachers that are able to help all our children learn at their highest potential.  No parent wants to see their child struggle.  Learning difficulties can be extremely frustrating for children.  Things can be doubly frustrating for exceptionally bright children with learning disabilities — a scenario that is not uncommon.

Lake Forest – Lake Bluff Learning Disability Association, better known as the LDA, is a group of parents from the Lake Bluff District 65, Lake Forest District 67, Lake Forest High School District 115 and School of St. Mary in Lake Forest who support each other and their educators.  Through our fundraising efforts, we provide the schools with grant money to enhance the learning atmosphere.  We are available to help parents navigate the strange vocabulary of RTIs, IEPs, and 504s and more.  Don’t ever hesitate to get in touch with any of us with any questions or concerns. We meet monthly, host a terrific speaker series, a fabulously fun annual fundraiser as well as many other opportunities.  Think about joining!