Compensation: the single most important concept for students, educators, and parents to understand.
Though doctors and psychologists who work with traumatic brain injury have known about it for about as long as traumatic brain injury research has existed, no one examined healthy brains. They simply assumed that without an injury, brains wouldn’t need to compensate.
But they do. All the time. And if you can figure out why, you see change.
Grades can change with surprising quickness, but not until you teach a student how to “see” their own response to what feels difficult. Then the work begins.
Average course starting grade (2012-2019): 79.2 (C+)
Average course ending grade (2012-2019): 90.3 (A-)
Average number of hours needed across one academic year (2012-2019) for students without diagnosed learning issues: 24.2
Average number of hours needed across one academic year (2012-2019), only for students with diagnosed learning issues: 38.8
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