Learning Challenges

Cognitive Skills Training for Reading Struggles and Dyslexia

Enhancing the Lives of Our Clients Auditory processing is the cognitive skill the brain uses to hear, segment, and blend sounds—and it is foundational to successful reading. In fact, studies show that weak auditory processing skills are at the root of approximately 85% of all reading struggles! This is why interventions that use cognitive training…

Read More

So what is Executive Function Disorder? And What Can I do About it?

This is an elusive disorder and professionals often don’t agree on all the identifying hallmarks.  Nevertheless, there are some commonalities that may indicate that an individual has an Executive Function Disorder.  A workable definition of Executive Function Disorder is that when tested individually, cognitive skills are fairly strong.  But when it is necessary to marshal…

Read More

The ADHD Brain

Thanks to the research done by Amy Lawson Moore, PhD*, and Christina Ledbetter, PhD**, we now have insights into the ADHD brain.  To date, this is the largest study conducted on the cognitive profiles in ADHD.    The results of this large study (over 5,400 individuals) revealed that the greatest cognitive deficits in individuals with…

Read More

Dyslexia Testing: Pros and Cons

Dyslexia Testing:  Pros and Cons Many parents, along with teachers, sometimes wonder if dyslexia is holding their child back.  They receive good instruction from caring, knowledgeable instructors, and they come from a supportive home environment that supports the importance of education.    In spite of all that, they are still struggling, particularly in the areas of…

Read More

Girls with ADHD

Why write an article specific to one gender?  Girls tend to present differently, so need a unique approach.  For instance, most girls with ADHD generally have the inattentive type rather than the hyperactive component; their symptoms are more internalized.  Is this because they are genetically “wired” that way or because societal expectations “reward” compliant and…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Does My Child Have Dyslexia? Part 3

Does My Child Have Dyslexia? Part Three 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…

Read More

Does My Child Have Dyslexia? Part 2

Does My Child Have Dyslexia? Part Two 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…

Read More

Does My Child Have Dyslexia? Part 1

Does My Child Have Dyslexia? Part One 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 try to separate fact from fiction and give some solid, though initial, information about dyslexia. First…

Read More