Maria’s parents first noticed she was struggling with reading, writing, and spelling in second grade. She disliked spelling homework, resisted reading at home, and was easily frustrated with writing. When she started at Active Language and Learning, sessions focused on reading, writing, and spelling skills as well as addressing overall organization and planning strategies. School gradually became easier for Maria, and writing became a passion. She was accepted to several top universities and is now studying Journalism at a college in California.