“Millions of adolescents lack the reading skills needed to succeed in postsecondary education and the workplace — and students with learning disabilities tend to struggle the most”( www.ldonline.com; 8/16/10). How do you know if your child has the reading skills they need to succeed at the college level? Poor reading skills can be distinguished by a number of features like poor word attack skills, decreased fluency, or limited comprehension. There can be the inability to break down a multiple syllable word which means that if each word isn’t looked up then comprehension is compromised. Another common reading problem can be identified when someone reads orally and all words are treated equally. Words aren’t grouped into meaningful semantic units which again impacts comprehension. Finally some students simply read the words without thinking or interacting with what they are reading. There are many behaviors that lead to reading difficulties and it is never too late identify and treat those difficulties.
Transitioning to College with Learning DisabilitiesAugust 30, 2020
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 […]
Cleaning the Bathroom: Limited Attention and Working MemoryJanuary 12, 2020
Many children with ADHD have working memory deficits, and they need to learn to compensate.
Asperger’s Syndrome: Context BreakdownMarch 11, 2019
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.