Last part first: Learning challenges are hardly an excuse! Rather they are legitimate issues facing many in our society – somewhere in the range of 1 in 10 people, in fact. Sadly, there are still remnants of an old guard, old school mentality, people who claim that learning challenges are “bunk” and that all you need to do is “apply yourself.” Clearly these people haven’t seen someone struggling while trying their best, ‘applying’ themselves only to see little if any improvement. The natural reaction to and result of that is frustration, often times leading to the breaking point where the person struggling with the learning challenge just wants to give up. There is no reason to label anyone ‘slow,’ ‘lazy,’ or anything else – that’s just derogatory and unproductive. Our goal at Waystone is to use universally recognized methods and assessments to diagnose the learning challenge(s) that a client is facing, then provide resources for that person to get better. The way to overcome these challenges – like any challenge in life – is to do the work. So by coming to Waystone you’ll have the means to work hard and ‘apply yourself’ in the right ways, helping you overcome your challenges and become a more productive, successful and contented person.