A concerned mother reached out to me regarding her son’s evaluation results and his writing skills. Her bright son, Max*, has strong verbal comprehension, visual-spatial, and fluid reasoning skills. However, his working memory and processing speed skills are in the … Continued
Reading easily makes reading more fun. People who read effortlessly, following the flow of sentences as they’d be spoken, have mastered reading fluency skills. Building reading fluency is crucial to learning because once the skill of reading is mastered the … Continued
The Domino Dilemma occurs when students start to compensate for a weak processing skill. Over time the compensation skills effectively allow the student to avoid learning the skills they need to become successful. The impact of the compensation begins the domino effect as students become cognitively overloaded.
by Nancy Bley, M.A., Special Education Consultant In recent years there has been a lot learned about how to teach math to all students. This article provides only a short introduction to the exciting and new things going on in … Continued
The goal of reading is to gain information, whether it is what happens to the characters in a story, or learning about the world. Reading fluency is the speed and accuracy of decoding words. Reading comprehension is the ability to … Continued
Is your child struggling to keep up with her reading assignments? There are great new apps that can read text to students. When combined with a site like Bookshare, that offers free access to students with dyslexia or visual … Continued
.. Processing speed is one of the most frustrating and misunderstood learning disabilities. Many students with slow processing speed are smart but can’t demonstrate their true intelligence on time tests. In addition, the slow processing speed makes homework laborious and … Continued
Sarah’s son, Todd, is a perfectionist who spends hours doing his homework. He gets upset whenever he doesn’t like his work and tears it up or destroys it rather than fix it. Todd creates an image in his mind of … Continued