School to my son was hard, frustrating and pointless. He would work hard only to receive a low passing or failing grade. Frustrated with not understanding lessons being taught in class made homework even more difficult. I tried to help the best that I knew how, but I still couldn't seem to make learning easy. It broke my heart to watch my son feel dumb and less than his fellow classmates.
His teacher began to notice his frustrations in class and referred us to Dr. Pitkin. Talking with her on the phone for the first time was so comforting and uplifting. She began to not only help me understand my son and his learning styles, but she also gave me tools for communicating with him in a more effective way.
Going to see Dr. Pitkin each week has brought confidence back to my son. He's beginning to understand how he learns and how to best study. I've watched his grades improve in all his classes. His teachers have even commented on how he's getting stronger in his academics. I'm now looking forward to each school year instead of dreading the frustrations to come.
I appreciate Dr. Pitkin's approach to helping her students. She doesn't label them, she looks at the complete child and she helps the parents. There are enough labels placed on our kids today and she purposes not to do that. She calls them learning challenges, which is exactly what they are and they can be overcome. She assesses diets and daily habits along with learning assessments as possible factors. Equipping the parents with tools and ideas to best help and communicate with their child at home is wonderful. l'm so glad we came to Dr. Pitkin. She has turned my son's outlook towards school around and that's a gift that I can't ever say thank you enough for!