In Search of the Silver Bullet for Struggling Learners

I recently attended a talk by a medical doctor who offers EEG Neurobiofeedback. She got into neurobiofeedback when her own child needed this type of therapy. One thing she said during her presentation caught my attention. She was talking about looking for that one thing to help our children get past their struggles. She said, “There is no silver bullet. It is more like buckshot.” For those who don’t know any hunters, buckshot is a casing filled with lots of BBs. When fired, the casing opens and the BBs, or buckshot, sprays a wide area.

That brings up an interesting dilemma. If helping your child is like using buckshot, how do you prioritize what you work on first? I’d be interested to know how you prioritize the following to get the most effect from your efforts:

  • Choice of curriculum
  • Focus on learning style
  • Therapy
  • Medication
  • Nutrition
  • Something else

Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

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