Thanks, Mom! How Parents Can Help Kids with LD

By Melissa Rey I am sure that it is hard for parents of a child with LD to know how to help. I’ve compiled a list of a few of the many ways that my parents helped me. Listen Along:… Read the rest

Help For an Older Child with Reading Problems

When it comes to adolescents with reading difficulties, research shows that interventions should consist of the core elements listed below. These are the same interventions used with younger struggling readers, however they’re adjusted for age and experience. 1. Phonemic Awareness… Read the rest

Math & ADHD: Carelessness or Accidental Error?

By Miriam Cherkes-Julkowski, Ph.D. Children with ADHD typically have trouble with math, which requires sustained attention, good working memory (how much information can be held on tap at one time), tracking (knowing where they are in a problem), and self-monitoring.… Read the rest

Debunking Common LD Myths

Although significant progress has been made toward raising awareness about learning disabilities, several widely accepted misconceptions persist.  Following are some of the most prevalent myths, along with the facts. Knowing the reality can help parents address concerns early on, when… Read the rest

Dealing with Math Anxiety

Math anxiety occurs when doing math activates the brain regions associated with fear and coping with negative emotions. The anxiety consumes a child’s ability to process information, as well as her working memory resources, and leads to poor performance. Math… Read the rest