Dyslexia Treatment: Multi-sensory, Phonics-Based Approaches

Posted Posted in Dyslexia

Dyslexia treatment is an important topic.  Dyslexia is a learning disability in reading.  It is often inherited, and makes it extremely difficult to read, write, and spell—despite at least average to above average intelligence. Dyslexia is a language disorder.  It is not caused by vision concerns, sensorimotor concerns, or dietary concerns.  Areas that are impacted […]

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Organizational Tips to Help Your Child Overcome Homework Anxiety

Posted Posted in Children and Adolescents, Executive functioning, Learning Disabilities, School

Homework is a necessary evil, and homework anxiety is a common experience. While it helps children retain the things they’ve learned at school and develop good study habits, it is also a common stressor for many children and adolescents. How can you as a parent determine whether that stress has progressed beyond its norm into […]

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How to Talk to Your Child about Her Learning Disability

Posted Posted in ADHD, Dyslexia, Education, Latest News, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Parenting, School

“Just like our fingerprints, people are all different.  It’s no surprise that we learn differently too.” The above explanation is one that I often provide to young people when they are diagnosed as having learning disabilities.  I also explain to them that most of the time, our schools teach the most common, and sometimes the […]

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Child Psychologist Post: Dysnomia in Children

Posted Posted in Dysnomia

When a person has Dysnomia, it means that they have difficulty in accessing names for visual information. It occurs in up to 20% of individuals. It runs in families and tends to be more common in males than females. It can make it difficult to name things like colors, objects, numbers, and letters. Dysnomia can also make it hard to label visual information.

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Psychologist Post: Back To School Tips For Organizing Your Disorganized Teen

Posted Posted in ADHD, Children and Adolescents, Latest News

Teens and tweens who have been diagnosed with ADHD face an immense challenge as they transition into junior high and high school While there are many layers to this challenge, one of the biggest is that the need and demand for good executive functioning skills increases exponentially. Executive functioning skills are what help keep us […]

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Psychologist Post: Reading Comprehension Strategies

Posted Posted in Latest News, Learning Disabilities, School

Reading comprehension is an important skill, starting early in elementary school. In order to show good reading comprehension skills, a person is asked to read, understand, and answer questions about what they’ve read.  Children with ADHD or other learning disabilities, such as Dyslexia, can struggle with reading comprehension.  In these circumstances, instructional strategies can help. […]

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Child Psychologist Post: How To Help My Child in Math

Posted Posted in Parenting

Mathematics is often thought of as a subject that a student either understands or doesn’t, with little in between. In reality, mathematics encompasses a wide variety of skills and concepts….. Challenges with learning can be very difficult for a child. But, they don’t have to reflect catastrophe or a life-long battle with success. In fact many of the world’s most talented people have struggled with some type of learning issue. The main goal is to keep going, reach out for help, and learn about yourself in the process.

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Child Psychologist Post: Dysgraphia (Part 2)

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Does your child have messy handwriting? Does s/he seem unmotivated or uncooperative when asked to complete written assignments? Does your child have great ideas, but seems to compromise creative ideas by writing in concrete or simplistic sentences.? Many children with these concerns are diagnosed with Dysgraphia, or a Disorder of Written Expression. The National Center for Learning Disabilities has published the following table regarding signs and symptoms of Dysgraphia:

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