An Audiologist’s Insight Part II

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Gemm Learning provides learning programs that assist with the underlying causes of many reading struggles. Our primary program, Fast ForWord, focuses on auditory processing, sequencing, memory and attention skills.

The following is a continuation of our interview posted on November 16, 2016. It includes Dr. Lynn Sirow’s insight on hearing aids and assisted listening devices as well as recent …


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Auditory Problems: An Audiologist’s Insight

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As providers of Fast ForWord, a program that focuses on memory, attention, auditory processing and sequencing skills, we are always interested in learning more about the field of audiology. I recently spoke with Dr. Sirow about the warning signs and causes associated with auditory problems, advances in technology, and the impact of interventions.

Dr. Lynn Sirow has a PHD in audiology and over…


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Parent-Teacher Conferences

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As a classroom teacher, I began parent-teacher conferences by asking if the parent(s) had any specific questions or concerns. I wanted to be sure to address them during our time together. I was often surprised by the number of attendees who, not only didn’t have concerns in advance, but had few comments or questions as I reviewed the prepared materials and information. This is not to say that …


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Executive Function and Your Child

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Chances are you’ve heard the term executive function used in one way or another recently. Put simply, executive function is a set of mental skills that help you get things done. As awareness increases, more and more parents are considering whether or not executive function struggles apply to their children. It’s a difficult question, partly because many of the symptoms can be indicators of o…


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From Struggling Reader to “A” Student

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Samuel is an extremely bright young man, who had always been a struggling reader. He has an excellent memory. If his teacher asked him a question, and he could respond orally, he exceeded expectations. But, if he had to read the questions himself or put an answer on paper, the results were very different. By 5th grade, Samuel’s reading and writing were at least two years below grade level. He …


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5 Parent Tips to Promote Academic Success

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It may feel like a lot of what happens after your child heads to school is completely out of your control: whether or not he or she likes the teacher or finds lessons interesting, interactions with other students, achievement on in-class assignments, or the ability to understand the curriculum. But there are still a number of things we can control as parents to help promote academic success this s…


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