Melissa Mullin, Ph.D.
Empowering parents to successfully guide their children through the challenges of having a learning difference.
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Author Archives: Melissa Mullin, Ph.D.
About Melissa Mullin, Ph.D.I am the director of the K & M Center in Santa Monica, CA. Our goal is to help children reach their academic potential. We specialize in creating individualize learning programs so each of our students can do better in school and life.
Slow Processing Speed…is it due to weak motor skills, weak auditory processing skills or weak executive function skills?
Posted on July 8, 2014
Slow processing speed can be due to more than just weak motor skills. Sarah’s experience highlights some of the more complex factors that should be considered for a child with slow processing speed. Sarah is a diligent, athletic … Continue reading →
Posted on May 20, 2014
Effective teaching requires a connection between the teacher and the student. This connection allows the teacher to modify and accelerate instruction as the student grows. Understanding the zone of proximal development helps the teacher understand what a child is … Continue reading →
Language Organization Skills Blend Executive Functioning and Language Skills To Help Us Communicate Clearly
Posted on May 2, 2014
Language serves many purposes. We use language to share our needs, our wants, our feelings and our thoughts. We use language to become apart of our shared community and socially interact with others. Weak language skills can make a person … Continue reading →
Posted on April 4, 2014
Processing speed is becoming a stumbling block for many students. The number of students who are requesting extra time on tests has increased tremendously over the years. What does it mean to have a processing speed dysfunction? The case … Continue reading →
Posted on February 8, 2014
You know the “Rusher”. This is the student who rushes through his or her work without reading the full directions, makes careless errors, only writes down part of the homework assignment and thinks checking work is the worst offense in … Continue reading →
Posted on January 26, 2014
Visual-spatial learners think in images. Verbal learners think primarily in words. Visual learners see the whole picture all at once allowing them to see things from many perspectives. Verbal learners learn step by step and have a tendency towards analytical … Continue reading →
Posted on September 20, 2013
Question: My 16 year old son has just had an evaluation and he was given the following scores on the test: PRI 132, VCI 130, WMI 110, PSI 76 . I don’t understand how exactly this affects him, though I … Continue reading →