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Learning Specialist Materials · 3d ago

How Can I Improve My Reading Speed and Comprehension?

There are all sorts of companies that are trying to sell “speed reading” programs and a “quick comprehension fix.” I often evaluate these products, and I continually find them, too good to ...
Learning Specialist Materials · 1W ago

Free Dyslexia Screener: Should Testing Be Pursued?

From dyslexic jokes to the many documented strengths recently touted in research and the media, having the learning disability, dyslexia has become a “cool” badge that many now proudly displ...
Learning Specialist Materials · 2W ago

Dysphonetic and Dyseidetic Dyslexia: What is the Difference?

Meeting the needs of a student with dyslexia can be a complicated process because most require an individualized approach. Although two students might struggle with common symptoms such as w...
Learning Specialist Materials · 3W ago

11 Strategies to Make Homework Fun and Manageable

Doing homework after a long day of school can be a real backbreaker for many young learners!  Downtime is both limited and cherished, so making assignments enticing is key.  So, what can we ...
Learning Specialist Materials · 4W ago

Boost Reading Comprehension By Exercising Visualization Skills

One of the most common questions I get asked is how to help students improve reading comprehension. There are many books on this topic, and the vast majority of strategies involve a structur...
Learning Specialist Materials · 1M ago

Free Advice for Mastering Voice Typing with Google Docs

Voice to text, or what Google Docs calls, voice typing, is an application used by more and more learners. This technology allows students to dictate ideas to a computer, and it types for th...
Learning Specialist Materials · 1M ago

Teaching Inferences: 7 Fun Ways to Master Implied Meaning

Inferences or an implied hidden meaning is an abstract higher-order language skill that is challenging to teach and tricky for students to master.  For many concrete learners, taking the lea...
Learning Specialist Materials · 2M ago

Managing Stress and Anxiety in the Classroom Improves Grades

Over the last 20 years as a learning specialist and educational therapist, I have witnessed increasing numbers of students in all age groups struggling with stress and anxiety. What was once...
Learning Specialist Materials · 2M ago

Managing Stress and Anxiety in the Classroom Improves Grades

Over the last 20 years as a learning specialist and educational therapist, I have witnessed increasing numbers of students in all age groups struggling with stress and anxiety. What was once...
Learning Specialist Materials · 2M ago

Processing Speed: 7 Powerful Strategies for Student Success

Dear Friends:  This is my second post on processing speed. Last week, I addressed the definition, causes, assessment options, and revealed 5 ways that a slow processing speed can impact lear...