Auditory Processing Problems and Learning a second Language!

A Parent’s Perspective After reading through the Art of Learning Academy’s website I quickly made an appointment to visit the school I was excited maybe this would be the school that would be able to help my child.  After arriving and taking a tour of the school Alicia and I sat down and  started going through the curriculum.  I was surprised when she told...

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Special Ed Students Plan for Success!

A Parent’s Perspective It dawned on me the other day why I chose to send my daughter to the Art of Learning Academy here in Northridge, California.  I am a parent of a special ed student that wants  her to be the very best she can be.  You hear from doctors, psychologist, counslers, teachers and other professionals in the field of Learning Disabilities that your...

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She Stopped and Just Stood Back!

A Parent’s Perspective One day Alicia told me this. She always feels like there is just so much work to do, and she wants to get it done. Remember, many of the kids arrive years behind on skills and basics, and all of them are catching up two, three, four years at a time. (Alicia shocked the District because they didn’t believe the private psychologist’s...

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Self Esteem and Learning Disabilities

A Parent’s Perspective I could see by the completed assignments coming home from school that my child was doing vast amounts of work.  In itself, this is not unusual for that’s why I sent her to The Art of Learning Academy .  But the work that she was doing was not the usual, keep the kids busy, type of work; no, the work had  quality that I’d never...

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Learning Disabilities and Dreams Saved!

A Parent’s Perspective When my daughter first came to The Art of Learning Academy, I was thrilled because I could tell that Alicia was not going to lower her standards if a child was having difficulty with the academics.   So I could keep my dream of helping my child develop more  intellectually, even with the learning challenges she faced daily.  The school...

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I Don’t want to go to school!

A Parent’s Perspective Throughout elementary and the first two years of high school, my daughter would constantly say, “I don’t want to go to school.”  Most days, I, as her mom,  would push her and she would occasionally go, always crying and sniffling.  I knew that school was tough for her, and she was the child who was always getting every...

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Introducing Our New Blog! The Art of Learning Academy

Open the door and walk into my world.  My name is Alicia Viramontes, and I am the head of The Art of Learning Academy.  I have started this blog so that parents with serious needs can have a better understanding of our school.  There is so much that we do here that we do so differently. But don’t feel like you have to fasten your seat belt because it’s...

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