Reading comprehension is essential to academic and lifelong learning. Yet despite its critical importance, comprehension has only been in the forefront of scientific study since the 1970s. Since then, we’ve learned that reading comprehension is not a passive, receptive process,… Read the rest
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
By Shelley Lacey-Castelot, ATACP, MS
Once students with learning disabilities begin to take notes in class, their challenges with spelling, handwriting, simultaneous processing, and reading can overwhelm them. Even those who are good auditory learners can become flummoxed. There are,… Read the rest
By Leslie Josel
I hate homework—but not for the reasons you may think. I’m all for homework that reinforces lessons taught in school, challenges students to think critically, and speaks to a child’s creativity and individual learning style.
But most… Read the rest
By Melissa Rey
With the end of the school year come semester projects and final papers, which can be challenging for students with learning disabilities. We asked guest blogger Melissa Rey, a junior at Pomona College in California who has… Read the rest