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Learning Specialist Materials · 1W ago

Empowering Students: Pay Attention and You Will Find the Magic

As a learning specialist and educational therapist, I find an individualized approach for each of my students is key. I often begin by giving the Eclectic Teaching Profile, which is an asses...
Learning Specialist Materials · 2W ago

Language Processing Disorder: 12 Easy Steps to Boost Receptive Language

The spoken word gives human’s an incredible advantage over other species, but for those that struggle with language processing, this “invisible difficulty,” can create countless challenges. ...
Learning Specialist Materials · 3W ago

12 Executive Functioning Strategies for Student Success

Gearing up for the fall, teachers and parents often scour for strategies that can help learners maximize their learning potential, complete assignments on time, and manage their workload. Al...
Learning Specialist Materials · 4W ago

The Magic of Humor: Bring the Silly into Student Sessions

Reflecting on my best sessions over the past 18 years as a learning specialist, the one common factor was a silly and playful connection. Humor can be a magical tool that can cut through ove...
Learning Specialist Materials · 1M ago

Empower Dyslexic Students with Successful Tools and Strategies

Students with dyslexia require a comprehensive approach to learning and strategy based instruction, because many of these capable learners are not accommodated by traditional teaching method...
Learning Specialist Materials · 1M ago

Focusing on the Negative: How Schooling Conditions an Abusive Inner Voice

 The current approach in many schools is to focus on the negative. When something goes wrong, such as missing assignments, incorrect answers, or avoidant behaviors, students are often punish...
Learning Specialist Materials · 1M ago

Awesome, New Fun Online Tool that Builds Vocabulary: Infercabulary

I am so pleased to announce my 12th Go Dyslexia video podcast: Dyslexia: Building Vocabulary and Semantic Skills with Infercabulary, featuring Guest Beth Lawrence and Host Dr. Erica Warren. ...
Learning Specialist Materials · 2M ago

7 Free Strategies for Selecting Super Summer Reading Books

 This week I have a guest post by Nancy Platt. Nancy is a early literacy specialist and worked as a children's librarian for 15 year at the Ferguson Library in Stamford, Connecticut. Nancy i...
Learning Specialist Materials · 2M ago

13 Amazing Reasons Students Should Use Google Keep

Helping students find the best method for recording assignments and organizing their packed schedules can be a game changing strategy that can boost grades and confidence. Over the years, I ...
Learning Specialist Materials · 2M ago

Why Train as a Tutor When You Can Be a Learning Specialist?

What is the Difference Between a Tutor and a Learning Specialist?A tutor is a teacher who assists students outside of school.  They provide support and review concepts with difficult subject...