Learning Abled Kids is a Limited Liability Company (LLC) founded by Sandra Cook, whose qualifications include the following:
- Master's Degree, Instructional Design and Technology, Summa Cum Laude 4.0 GPA;
- Bachelor's Degree, Computer Information Systems, Summa Cum Laude;
- Orton-Gillingham Multisensory training (for teaching reading to students with dyslexia);
- Georgia Advocacy Office's Parent Leadership Support Project Advocacy training;
- Georgia Charter School Association's "Organization and Concept Development" Training;
- Petitioner for American Sign Language for Georgia Students;
- Lifetime Member of Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society;
- Member of Parent Educator's Association for Children at Home;
- Member of Hall County Home Educators;
- Instructional Designer;
- and Educational Change Advocate.
Sandy's children collectively have severe dyslexia, dysgraphia, executive function deficits, and ADHD. Sandy battled the public school system for five years, and filed a successful due process lawsuit seeking reading remediation for her oldest son, but the school's program still failed to provide any meaningful academic progress for her child. As her child's self-esteem plummeted and depression developed, Sandy was inspired by God to attempt home schooling her children. As Sandy ventured down this path prayerfully and scared out of her wits, she was delighted to find the experience more rewarding, and more successful than she ever imagined.
Sandy was able to bring her child with severe dyslexia from a 1.9 grade reading level to a college level within two and a half years of beginning home schooling. Sandy's oldest child tested into Duke University's TIP program for gifted students after being homeschooled for only three years, and her younger child qualified for the Stanford University Educational Program for Gifted Youth. On the ACT exam, where the top score is 36, Sandy's oldest child scored a 35 in Science, a 32 in Math, and had a composite score of 30, which is at the 96th percentile. This is the same child her public school system said was "not college material" when he was in fourth grade, yet he is now enrolled in the Honors program at his chosen University!
Sandy has found many teachers haven't been taught the reality of learning disabilities and therefore treat children with learning disabilities as if they can't learn. In fact, children with specific learning disabilities are often exceptionally bright in many ways. Parents often see the spark of brilliance, but are unsure of how to light the fire.
It is important to light the fire of learning, and to teach a child with compassion and encouragement. The difference between a focus on ABility and a DISability, is nothing short of amazing and can be the needed spark for change. Belief in a child's abilities and strengths can dramatically change the life of a child.
Learning Abled Kids was born out of a desire to see all kids with learning disabilities soar higher than ever anticipated. Sandy seeks to provide information and tools to help parents circumvent their child's disabilities and to help them set their child on a road to educational success. Through targeted teaching and special programs, children with Learning Disabilities can expand their Learning Abilities and soar beyond anyone's wildest
Please join Learning Abled Kids, and get the help you need in locating resources which will help your child become the academic success YOU know he can be!
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