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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Living With Dyslexia Essay – Spencer L.

“Living With Dyslexia” Scholarship Essay Throughout my years as a dyslexic student, I have spent most of my weekends reading ahead in all my subjects to keep up with my classmates. I did not want my learning disability to define who I was in the classroom, and I...

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Dyslexia Loves Company

Dyslexia Loves Company

Dyslexia Comorbidity, Symptoms With Same Root Cause “… when you think of dyslexia as a symptom of deeper language processing issue, then it's not that surprising that it's almost never alone." Your child might have struggled with learning to read for a while before...

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Take Control of Your Child’s Learning

Take Control of Your Child’s Learning

When the school's timeline & goals differ from yours Raising a child is challenging enough, parenting a struggling learner - including auditory processing disorder, dyslexia, and ADHD - multiplies that challenge tenfold. This post focuses on what you can do when...

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Winning Essay – APD Dyslexia Scholarship 2019

Winning Essay – APD Dyslexia Scholarship 2019

Julian L., Going to College Every year, Gemm Learning provides a college scholarship for a student who has had to overcome APD or dyslexia or both on the journey to college. We have been providing these scholarships since 2013, and for the first time, this year the...

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