Learning Disabilities 101: Deciphering the Code

An Introduction to The Most Common Learning Disabilities Parents are bombarded with mixed messages about the causes and treatment of common learning disabilities. A quick read of any learning disabilities group on Facebook will support this statement. This post aims...

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The Social and Academic Impact of APD

What is Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)? The social and academic impact of APD can sometimes go unnoticed. Individuals with APD often have difficulty understanding and interpreting what they hear. They can listen attentively to speech that is clear and loud, yet...

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Progress Is Possible

Is Progress Possible? I recently spoke with the parent of a special needs child who has made significant gains using Fast ForWord. Some of this progress is in areas that she’d always been told would never improve. When I asked if she had any advice for other parents,...

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The Effect of Music on Learning

A Connection Between Music and Learning Imagine how much more stressful a lengthy car ride or traffic jam would be without our trusted stereo system. Music can help reduce anxiety, promote focus and calm, and even energize us. Many doctors play selected songs or...

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Understanding Language Processing Disorders

Language processing disorders impact the way an individual receives or delivers information. Whether it’s difficulty understanding what’s been said and/or communicating thoughts and ideas, the end result is the same. The message is unclear. This lack of clarity can...

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An Audiologist’s Insight Part II

Assisted Listening Devices and Hearing Aids 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...

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