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Learning Differences

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"Hope leads to far better outcomes than despair." 

-Ned Hallowell

• Are you dismayed by the lack of enthusiasm and/or energy

your child expresses about school?

• Does your daughter/son have trouble anticipating due dates?

• Are you constantly pushing your child for more personal investment on

assignments and extra-curricular opportunities?

• Is your child tired of “trying his best” and still not receiving positive results

for his effort in class?

• Do you struggle to understand teachers’ expectations and comments

for your daughter/son’s essays and reports?

• Are you at a loss about how to guide your child towards motivation at

school, and overwhelmed by a variety of academic demands?

• Does your kiddo have an upset tummy or headaches before tests and presentations?

* There is hope! *

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Clients at the Corner develop confidence and resilience ~

Sandra understands that sometimes students need individualized attention

to tap into their unique way of learning,

processing instructions, and juggling a variety of school demands.

"The differences are personal.

The diagnosis is clinical.

The treatment is educational.

The understanding is scientific." 

-Margaret Byrd Rawson & Roger Saunders

Joy and safety are essential for the learning process.  Take a look at this amazing article by Judy Willis,

"The Neuroscience of Joyful Education" to learn more:

"A common theme in brain research is that superior cognitive input to the executive function networks is more likely when stress is low and learning experiences are relevant to students. Lessons that are stimulating and challenging are more likely to pass through the reticular activating system (a filter in the lower brain that focuses attention on novel changes perceived in the environment). Classroom experiences that are free of intimidation may help information pass through the amygdala's affective filter...when classroom activities are pleasurable, the brain releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter that stimulates the memory centers and promotes the release of acetylcholinem, which increases focused attention."



Executive Functioning

Sandra has worked with countless students diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and celebrates neurodiversity.



Sandra loves helping middle and high school students dissect and discover the "underlying agenda" in novels, poems and plays.


         NVLD / CAPD

Sandra understands that kids with neural processing need scaffolding to demonstrate their knowledge.

        Academic Anxiety

Sandra knows that brains can't learn when they don't feel safe, and she creates a supportive space for students to face new challenges, risk and grow.

              Test Stress

Sandra gets it:  students under a lot of pressure can study hard but then choke--so we create strategies of support to succeed.

      Exceptional Children

Gifted kids learn differently and process concepts in unique ways--they might even do assignments "out of the box."  We navigate those waters together.

    Processing & Memory

Without the right tools, kids can lose their place...Sandra creates innovative ways to keep up with the pace!


"Hope" is the thing with feathers--

That perches in the soul--

And sings the tune without the words--

And never stops at all--

-Emily Dickinson

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