Who Should Seek Vision Therapy?

Vision Therapy

Our intervention programs are more often related to auditory processing, than visual processing. However, a number of our students also live with visual processing struggles. I recently had an opportunity to speak with Dr. Linda Lipstein. We discussed vision disorders, vision therapy, and the impact each has on learning.

Dr. Lipstein is a Doctor of Optometry. She also has a Masters of Educati…


A Little Drama Can Inspire Reading

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The recent popularity of the musical Hamilton has led to renewed interest in theater and poetry. Both types of literature are filled with concise, powerful language that can have a great impact on learners of all ages. They often include or evoke strong emotion, contain universal themes, and foster creative expression. The activities below highlight these literature forms. We hope these tips wil…


Is ADHD Over-diagnosed and Over-treated?

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There are a number of differing opinions about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and ADHD treatment methods. Here are some of the facts:

ADHD is a behavioral brain disorder that starts in childhood and affects people of all ages. There are three types: inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, and combined.
Inattentive ADHD is more common in girls than boys. It is often overlooked or le…


Three Tips to Ease Back to School Stress

Ease back to school stress with Gemm Learning

The start of a new school year can be a stressful time for students and parents alike. This is especially true for students with learning difficulties. Whether the summer was fun filled and free of academics or included activities to help reinforce skills, starting a new grade level means new worries and a lot of unknowns. Children recall prior struggles and successes and wonder if the new year …


The Gemm Recipe for Success: Hard Work, Timely Support, the Right Programs

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There are three recurring themes in most Gemm Learning success stories.

Students work hard.
Program managers deliver exceptional service.
Students are in the right programs at the right time.

Obviously the powerful science behind our software plays a role.  However, Fast ForWord software is like a piece of excellent gym equipment – it can make a real difference, but requires monit…


Could Your Child Benefit From a Psychological Assessment?

Interview APD assessment interventions


I recently spoke with Dr. Nancie Spector about psychological assessments, the behaviors that indicate an evaluation might be necessary, therapy, and other helpful interventions. As providers of Fast ForWord, a common intervention for children with language or auditory processing struggles, we are always interested in learning more about how to help all students.

Dr. Spector is a chi…