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‘Spring Forward’ May Equal ‘Fall Back’ for Students with Learning Difficulties

Spring forward

Is it Spring Fever, Spring Forward, or Something Else?

The onset of spring is a time when both children and adults alike typically feel regenerated and have more energy. Most are just itching to enjoy all the outdoor activities that the winter months have curtailed, and they often manage routine tasks more readily and with greater ease when the promise of beautiful spring weather beckons.


9 Surprising Clues Of Dyslexia in Children

Recognizing dyslexia in children

Are you worried your child’s slow start to reading might indicate dyslexia?

Is your older child struggling with reading, but you are not sure how serious it is?

Should you act now or will your child’s reading difficulties most likely resolve naturally?

We all know the key to helping dyslexia in children is early and intensive intervention.  If you can treat it early — in elementary …


How A Testimonials Page Helped A Business Land Its Marketing Chief

A handwritten testimonial sent to Gemm Learning.

As the conclusion of my marketing consulting agreement with a global telecom company approached, I began searching for my next opportunity. Like many business executives heading into a transition, I began by taking stock of my career and re-examining my goals. It quickly became clear after two decades in wireless, telecom and technology, I wanted a change.

Twenty years have come and gone in a …


How Music Can Help Auditory Processing Disorder 

Music shows promising benefits for treating APD.

Music’s Role In Stimulating Processing & Creating New Neural Connections
Music has long been used as a therapeutic tool to alter mood and moderate emotion for both children and adults, but it is only recently that scientists have started to explore the physiological benefits that listening to and playing music can provide, and specifically how music helps auditory processing, the most fundame…


An Overview of Neurofeedback Treatment Options

neurofeedback treatment options

One of the more intriguing therapy options available for learning difficulties–ADHD and ASD in particular–is neurofeedback treatment, sometimes called EEG Biofeedback.

It has been around for quite a long time now, over 30 years. However, due to inconsistent study results compared to more established treatments such as Fast ForWord, and concerns that the effects of the therapy wear off when…


Don’t Count On School For Help With Learning Difficulties

Address learning difficulties at home

Schools Instruct Rather The Resolve Learning Problems
The quickest way to resolve any problem is to target the cause.  This includes learning difficulties.  And yet, in most schools there is no investment in what could be the quickest way to get a child back on track, i.e., to address learning difficulties at their source, removing the impediments to progress.
Schools are all about instructi…