Written expression is complex. Expressing ideas in writing is hard! conveying ideas in writing requires a strong vocabulary, grammar, and syntax skills for good mechanics, in addition to critical thinking, executive function, and social language skills to convey thoughts and ideas. For those in high school or interested in pursuing higher education, good writing skills […]
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Author: Kai Long
Post high school education can be challenging for students transitioning to college with learning disabilities, but for those with little or no transition planning or for students who have mild learning challenges that received no services in high school the transition to college can seem insurmountable. Concerns about self-care, class preparation, and social interactions are […]
Many children with ADHD have working memory deficits, and they need to learn to compensate.
Context involves the setting or environment surrounding a situation. People with Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning autism notice details, but often fail to take context into consideration. This inability is noticeable in social situations as well as in their written work and verbal expression.
Language academic support for teens improves their ability to express their ideas “Why do I need help with language?” your teen may ask. Most teens with mild-to-moderate language challenges will say when a parent or teacher mentions seeking language academic support for teens that they do not need help. Many will state that everyone understands […]
Supported breathing for speech is not just important for communication, but for life. Yup, try living and not breathing, just not happening. We call that state, being dead! So, yes we all know breathing is vital, but did you know that breathing affects your speech? Problems such as poor vocal quality, reduced volume, strong accents, or […]
3rd-grade Communication Goals: It’s a pivotal year 3rd is a pivotal year for students so it’s important to know 3rd-grade communication goals. Students begin to go from learning to read to reading to learn. Often children who have been receiving speech and language services since preschool are weaned off services because they have a solid language foundation. […]
Identifying homework support isn’t always as easy as calling a math or English tutor. Sometimes finding the right type of homework support is difficult because what is needed is not just help in one subject, but support for underlying weaknesses, that impact academic learning. In order to get the right kind of help with homework, […]
I love foreign accents. The lyrical rhythms of different languages are beautiful to hear, but there are times when a heavy accent interferes with people’s ability to comprehend communication, that is when accent reduction/modification is beneficial. For the professor, who speaks English as a second language, it can be frustrating to have to continually repeat what has […]
Lately, I have been dealing with an insurance company and they asked me, ” Are you working on language vs executive function with your client?” I was stumped? My client has Asperger’s syndrome, so of course, I am working on both, so I wondered, “How do I answer this question?” We want to compartmentalize everything. As if one thing […]