Uniquely LD was developed by Karen Swinger, a mom of a young adult who was diagnosed with a learning disability (auditory processing disorder) in Kindergarten. With a Master of Business Administration degree, Karen always embraced education and the importance of learning. A born problem solver, Karen spent thousands of dollars on private schools, speech and language pathologists, and tutors, she still had to put in 2-3 hours every night just trying to help her child maintain his regular school work. Her son was able to graduate high school with honors, but homework time was always a fight. Karen was the drill sergeant and her son was the rebellious, know-it-all teen. By the time graduation came, they were both happy... and relieved.
Off to college he went and by the end of his first semester, he had flunked out. His heart felt he knew everything he needed to know, but his head simply couldn't keep up with the demands of college life. Coming home defeated, Karen resorted to what she knew best - problem solving. Through much trial and error Karen put together a pretty savvy toolbox of activities, games and other resources to get her son engaged in learning those skills he needed when he left for college. These are the same tools and activities in Uniquely LD.
Her son is now gainfully employed, studying to be a certified personal trainer, has learned to cook, and is managing his own bank account. He still has trouble balancing a checkbook, but he is a whiz at online banking!