DETROIT, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When Susan Kruger was in third grade, she was fortunate enough to have a teacher pull her aside and give her some simple tips for getting more organized with her homework. This would have been a nice gesture for any student, but being a young girl who struggled with learning disabilities, it truly was a gift. Through this life-changing help, Kruger came to realize that despite her challenges with learning, she could achieve her scholastic goals and become the person she truly wanted to be: an educator.
Today, Kruger is not only an educator but also one of the country's most sought-after learning experts for traditional and ADHD learners alike. As an author, consultant, and founder of SOAR Study Skills, which provides books, kits and multimedia tools for improving study skills and overcoming learning-disability challenges, Kruger has just had the honor of being featured in the "Innovative Program" session at the prestigious 2013 Annual International Conference on ADHD.
"For me, the goal at this very important conference was to communicate the message that SOAR Study Skills provides a simple, efficient system for earning better grades in less time," Kruger says. "It's proven to work and has been successfully implemented both nationally and internationally, so this conference was a really great fit in terms of reaching our target demographic. And bottom line, the more people we're able to reach, the more help we can provide individuals everywhere."
The international conference, which took place November 7-9 in Washington D.C., was, in part, dedicated to spotlighting SOAR Study Skills and other leading programs that are focused on enriching the lives of those with ADHD. According to the conference website, this event is the "major research, practice and public information conference dedicated to ADHD." As such, it unites researchers, clinicians, educators, adults, parents, and others for the purpose of creating an opportunity for information exchange, disseminating relevant research, and raising public awareness of the disorder and its impact.
Kruger presented at the Innovative Program Pavilion -- the venue provided for seeing new research in ADHD, participating in interactive discussions, and viewing displays on programs that offer promising practices for individuals with ADHD. Specifically, an afternoon Innovative Program session allowed Kruger the opportunity to relate her personal experience with learning challenges, elaborate on SOAR's goals, communicate the impacts of the program, and disclose data and research related to its proven success.
"It's critical for SOAR to remain visible and accessible to those who are working toward real, not gimmicky solutions in the field of education," Kruger says. "As SOAR Study Skills' exposure continues to build, more and more people with ADHD will be provided with some serious hope and a viable opportunity to address and overcome their learning challenges, just as I did years ago."
About SOAR Learning, Inc.
SOAR Study Skills (http://studyskills.com) is the brainchild of Susan Kruger, M.Ed., who is a certified learning specialist and former struggling student. Growing up with learning disabilities, Susan was shocked when she simplified a few study skills in college -- and graduated with a 3.9 GPA. Since then, she has taught thousands of students how to achieve the same sense of accomplishment and confidence with study skills. Susan is the author of the international bestselling study skills book SOAR Study Skills. Her curriculum materials are used by over 1,700 schools nationwide and in 14 countries.
Susan Kruger, M.Ed.
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