The Great Brain Training App Debate Unpacked

The Great Brain Training App Debate Unpacked

Brain training: we’ve been doing it for decades Do brain-training apps - also known as cognitive training - work? Or are our brains fixed and unable to be changed? For specific functions such as overcoming learning difficulties, the answer is yes, and research is...

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Helping Your Twice-Exceptional Child

Helping Your Twice-Exceptional Child

The double-edged sword of frustration: 2e, twice-exceptional Twice-exceptional students can hide their difficulties for years, but then can get frustrated and down on themselves easily. That makes recognizing 2e early important and makes interventions valuable. 2e....

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Learning is Not Fixed, Progress Is Possible

Learning is Not Fixed, Progress Is Possible

Never Give Up - 4 Student Stories "You are your child's best advocate. Whether you try Gemm Learning or another intervention, never give up on your child's potential. Progress is possible if you find the right pathway." I recently spoke with the parent of a special...

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Our Guide On Teaching From Home

Our Guide On Teaching From Home

Working, Parenting, and Teaching - in the Age of COVID-19 If you find yourself now homeschooling your child (not by choice), you are  not alone. About a billion children across the globe are looking to their parents for educational guidance due to the COVID-19 crisis....

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How to Manage a Shut Down Learner

How to Manage a Shut Down Learner

Why Your Child Shuts Down and How to Respond For many children, shutdowns are a last resort, a way out of an overwhelming situation. Children want to please, and they understand that shutting down does not please parents or teachers.  And yet for many, it's a common...

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An Auditory Processing Disorder Diagnosis Explained

An Auditory Processing Disorder Diagnosis Explained

A Deep Dive into APD Having an auditory processing disorder diagnosis for your child does not always mean it’s a straight path ahead. Pay attention to the category and sub-type of APD because treatment will vary. If you found this page on APD subtypes helpful, this...

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Living With Dyslexia Essay – Sarah K.

Dear Dyslexia We have known each other all of my life, but no one else knew that you were my shadow until elementary school. In third grade, my mom and dad found out that you held me back in class and tried to fix the problems you caused. During the school day, Mrs....

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Four Ways Dyslexia Manifests in Everyday Life

Four Ways Dyslexia Manifests in Everyday Life

Living with dyslexia day to day Countless Americans struggle with the effects of dyslexia. The condition is defined by the individual's inability to recognize the relationship between sounds, words and spellings. The effects of dyslexia in everyday life varies from...

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About Dichotic Listening And Why It Matters

About Dichotic Listening And Why It Matters

How to detect a selective attention difficulty related to APD …if you focus on the underlying skills needed to process speech when it’s spoken in a noisy environment, you’re on the right track.  What parents sometimes call selective hearing, is oftentimes selective...

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