Archive for February 2019

Cognitive Skills & Symptoms

Cognitive Skills & Symptoms Working Memory and Short Term Memory Working Memory is the ability to retain multiple chunks of information for a short period of time while processing or manipulating it. What to watch for: Learning suffers if information cannot be retained long enough to integrate and handle it properly. A good example is…

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Reading Struggles

Reading Struggles If your child’s teacher has indicated that they are concerned with how reading acquisition is going for your child, you immediately start looking for a reason they are struggling and how to best help them. This article will briefly cover auditory processing. A weakness in this area is the number one reason kids…

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Auditory Processing: What is it and Why is it Important?

Auditory Processing: What is it and Why is it Important? If you have a child who has reading struggles, you may have heard the terms “auditory processing” and “phonemic awareness,” especially if they are in lower elementary. Auditory processing is the brain’s ability to “handle” the sounds in our language. That means, the brain is…

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Does My Child Have Dyslexia? Part 4

Does My Child Have Dyslexia? Part Four This is a continuation of an article. For clarity, the introductory paragraphs have been repeated here. If you are wondering about this, you are not alone. The first time your child identifies “b” for “d”, reads “was” for “saw”, that thought usually pops into mind. This article will…

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