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Susan Kruger Winter, M.Ed.

The ADHD Circuit® (Article 7): A Simple Learning Solution Hiding in Plain Sight

February 2, 2012

When I was in middle school, I began to notice problems with my reading.  I was having trouble seeing the text in my textbooks. When I looked at a page, I saw a glare of  light slithering between the text and reflecting back at me. It was distracting and painful…like seeing a camera flash in the…

The Brain Biology of Learning Disabilities

January 31, 2012

For the last two weeks, I have been writing about a 9 year-old boy named Will who is struggling with reading. I prepared a short video explaining some basic, yet very important information about the biology of the brain. I am sending this video to Will because I believe it will give him hope and…

Brain Biology = Hope for Reading Disabilities – Part II

January 24, 2012

In last week’s article, I wrote about Cori, a heart-broken mother who is watching her bright son, Will, struggle with reading. She is out of options and feeling very hopeless. Today, I am going to share some general recommendations that will help Will “catch up” and read on grade-level within the next 12-18 months. The…

Brain Biology = Hope for Reading Disabilities – Part I

January 17, 2012

Last weekend, I was visiting a ski area in northern Michigan for a few days and met Cori. She was working the front desk and checked me in as I arrived. We were chatting as the paperwork was processing and Cori asked what I do for a living. I told her about my work with…

The ADHD Circuit® (Article 6): How to Avoid the “Tasmanian Devil Tailspin” of School Work

January 9, 2012

Have you ever seen a dog chase its tail?  The dog keeps going round and round, presumably thinking that, any moment now, he will actually catch that tail behind him.  He expends a lot of energy, but has nothing to show for it. People with ADHD often describe a similar sensation of spinning around in…

One Small Step for SOAR®, One Giant Leap for Study Skills

January 9, 2012

It represents countless hours of dedication and energy from the people on our crew who share my passion for study skills and the horizons they can open for students. Drum roll, please… I am thrilled to announce our new, easy to find, home on the web… www.StudySkills.com! Today’s celebration is not just about our new…

The ADHD Circuit® (Article 5): Is it Creativity… or ADHD?

January 5, 2012

A few years ago, a friend of mine was working as a grad-assistant to Bonnie Cramond, a professor at the University of Georgia. They surveyed hundreds of teachers, asking half of the teachers to list words that described “creative” students. The other half were asked to list words that described students with ADHD. The two…

Can You RESOLVE Your Way to Better Grades?

January 3, 2012

There is nothing like the holidays to take a break and evaluate your life. Any time we step away from our routines, we begin to see things more objectively. With this perspective, it is natural to desire change. No wonder we make resolutions! But, Do Resolutions Actually Work? A local newspaper posted the ten most…

The Learning Circuit™

January 2, 2012

“Study skills” are a specific group of skills that help students learn and manage school more efficiently. For most students, this will be the first time they have ever discovered that STRATEGY can apply to learning. They are used to using strategies in sports and video games…even to “manipulate” their parents and teachers when they…

January, 2012: Oakland Press

January 1, 2012

Susan Kruger was featured in this article in the Oakland Press. Common problem for parents: not understanding their children Countless parents know their child is not working to his or her potential in school. They fear that there may be a serious, underlying problem. What can these parents do? Where can they go for help?…

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