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 […]
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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 […]
“It is likely that children who have reading and language intervention in the primary grades will continue to need additional supplementary experiences in the upper grades as well. We know that the literacy demands are of a different nature for older children; as children proceed through the grades, they are expected to learn from informational […]
Categorization is often a task that children with high function autism struggle. A study by Church et al. examined the theory that children with high functioning autism (HFA) may form and recognize categories differently than typically developing children.
My daughter often doesn’t want to practice her instrument, so much of my time and effort has been spent figuring out how to get her to practice her instrument, but I do because music instruction develops executive function skills and will improve other skills like math. Yesterday I attended a yearly Martin Luther King event […]
Where are the conversations? In politics, conversations, where people have differing views, are impossible. People scream at each other. No one is listening to the other side. Democrats are outraged at Republicans. Republicans push agendas in spite of the public outcries. No one is listening! How do we have conversations that move us toward healing and […]
Transitioning to college from high school Some college students, at least initially, need additional support services to succeed. Not because they don’t have the academic skills, but because they aren’t able to manage their new independence in addition to academic demands. A College Communication Executive-Function Coach (CCEFC) helps students learn to manage their lives by […]
Early on in my career working with middle and high school students, one of my biggest challenges was working with students who were so disheartened by learning they were not motivated to try. Carol Dweck’s work on “growth mindset” supported my work as a speech-language pathologist because it talked about the difference between and fixed and […]
My daughter is now in the 8th grade. Our “homework battles” are primarily behind us, but not forgotten. I wish I could say it just took time. That would negate all the wonderful help she’s received. Managing homework battles takes a thoughtful, comprehensive approach. It requires perseverance, patience, and sometimes skilled help to address the underlying […]
Homework battles, whether once a week or every day, fighting your child to complete their homework is a dreaded chore.