Bits of Wisdom for All

Insight from an Educational Psychologist and Mom

Increase Verbal Processing Speed

Does your child struggle to process information quickly? Have you witnessed your child trying to explain what he means only to “talk around” the idea, leaving you to guess what the idea is? He knows what he wants to say, but can’t find the words to say it. Your child...

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Flashcards Build Memory Skills

Flashcards are a great study tool to build memory skills. Almost all classes have information that must be memorized. Flashcards allow students to actively engage with material as they quiz themselves on the material. Both sides of the cards can be used to mix-up the...

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Working Memory Strategies

Dear Melissa, My daughter is in 9th grade and has low working memory and slow processing speed. We discovered in 4th grade that she may have a Central Auditory Processing disorder.  I would appreciate any ideas you have that can help her with working memory. Are there...

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Classroom Accommodations

Understanding students educational needs and will help teachers create productive classroom accommodations. There are many types of learning challenges and each type requires different classroom accommodation. Some of the most common learning issues are auditory...

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Melissa Mullin, Ph.D.

Director of the K&M Center and Educational Parenting Coach.

Melissa helps parents create and follow goals to ensure their students with learning differences achieve academic success.

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Targeted Learning Products

For over 20 years The K & M Center has been guiding students' cognitive development by focusing on underlying learning skills. Targeted Learning Concept products are the result of our work with students at the K&M Center. We are excited to share our experience and philosophy of learning with you.

Executive Functioning Book

Easy to follow support to help students organize, plan, and follow through on tasks.

Think, Talk, Laugh Program

Flexible Thinking Program

Fun games and instructions to help your child become a flexible thinker.

Targeted Reading Kit

This easy to use reading program provides the building blocks of reading mastery.




Melissa Mullin earned her Ph.D in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Learning and Instruction from the University of California at Los Angeles.  As  the Director of the K & M Center in Santa Monica, CA. Melissa has been helping students, and their parents, learn for over 20 years.

If you would like Melissa to answer your question post it in the comment section at the bottom of the page. Melissa will do her best to answer your question and she may use it as a post so other parents can learn from your experience.

If you would like a private consultation, Melissa is available for meetings in Santa Monica, CA or by Skype.