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 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
Today’s students have come of age in an era of digital media. Yet proficiency with YouTube and Facebook does not necessarily mean that your child is digitally literate—that he has the technological skills to meet the digital demands required to… Read the rest