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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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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Second language acquisition for students with language-based learning disabilities is sometimes difficult. Logically it makes sense, students who have trouble learning their dominant language, it’s assumed, will have trouble learning a second language. However because learning a second language can be difficult does that mean students with language-based learning disabilities should not learn one, maybe, maybe […]
Speech-language therapy vs tutoring: What’s the difference? With so many support services available, understanding the difference between speech-language therapy vs tutoring is important, in order to choose the right services for yourself or your child. Speech-language therapy vs tutoring Tutors re-teach information taught in the classroom. Students acquire information at different rates, not all master what […]
Did you know that last month was National Poetry Month? An amazing young client of mine is pen pals with this year’s National Youth Poet Laureate. My client also earned an honorable mention for her haiku in this year’s National poetry competition. She does not let communication challenges stop her. Amanda Gorman says, “I’ve been pen-palling […]