Cognitive Skills and Learning

Back to school Tips for Parents of Kids and Teens with ADHD

For the parents of children with attention struggles, September can bring a host of anxiety for the entire family. Children and teens with ADHD may struggle with homework, test-taking, making friends, grades and even behaving in the classroom. All of these things can impact confidence and even with medication, the struggles can still be overwhelming.…

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Do Weak Cognitive Skills Contribute to Bullying?

Bullies tend to prey on kids who stand out or who struggle with social skills.  Oftentimes, the weak cognitive skills associated with several learning struggles (ADHD, dyslexia, general learning disability, for example) contribute to the perception of an individual being “different” or “weak” and can, in turn, contribute to being victimized. In some instances, especially…

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Is it ADHD or Slow Processing Speed?

Parents often come to Metro Learning Solutions  puzzled over why their child may be struggling, usually in academics, but sometimes also with social and family relationships. They know their child is smart and the teacher often shares that view, but for some reason, he is underperforming.  Almost all wonder if their child has ADHD, and…

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Maintaining Cognitive Function

Just like with health decisions, so, too, the brain is either getting better or worse depending on how it’s being treated day to day.  We know from research that our brains peak at earl to mid 30s and after that, cognitive decline is a real issues.  The decline is slow, and for many of us,…

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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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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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