How to Avoid Summer School – Antonio’s Story

How to Avoid Summer School – Antonio’s Story

by Danielle Meaney & Geoffrey Nixon A Good Work Ethic Was Not Enough Antonio was a 2nd grade student struggling to meet expectations in school, even though he is a hard worker.  He struggled in class and had a hard time paying attention - including having an ADD...

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Rose is Taken Off the “Danger of Retention” List

Rose is Taken Off the “Danger of Retention” List

Rose's Story of Success The only thing that we did that was different was work with Gemm. It changed our lives. Gemm Learning recently interviewed the mother of Rose, an 8-year old girl who struggled with reading problems and learning difficulties from an early age. ...

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Recognizing Delays – Why This Year is Different

Recognizing Delays – Why This Year is Different

Teachers can track... when your child's in class Added to the stress of managing learning from home in 2020/21 is the role families are having to play as observers, assessing whether their children are on track or falling behind.  At school, teachers are constantly...

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Working Memory, the Predictor of Learning

Working Memory, the Predictor of Learning

Working Memory Improves IQ and Attentiveness Most children are not getting the right kind of memory practice.  Long term memory is improved by tests – rote memorization, but it's working memory that impacts IQ and learning capability, making it far more important...

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Why Boys Need Different Parenting Around Learning

Why Boys Need Different Parenting Around Learning

How to Help the Learning of Boys at Home Boys need competition, structure and more spacious learning areas.Educating and Raising Boys by Michael Nagel Why is it that boys are far more likely than girls to be expelled from school? And why are they twice as likely to be...

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APD Dyslexia Scholarship Winner 2020

Gemm Learning is proud to announce that the winner of its 2020 Dyslexia Scholarship is Mara Land, an undergraduate at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. Gemm Learning has been providing a college scholarship for a student who has overcome APD or Dyslexia (or...

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Tips to Build Test-Taking Confidence In Your Child

Tips to Build Test-Taking Confidence In Your Child

Spoiler Alert, There Are No Shortcuts to Confidence Building Anxiety and a lack of test-taking confidence affects many students, but having a learning difficulty compounds that. As long as schools continue to test learners, the phenomenon of test anxiety will be a...

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Managing the Professionals Around Your Child

Managing the Professionals Around Your Child

How to Create Visibility and Cohesion As the parent of a child with learning difficulties, you probably have more professionals in your life than the average parent. Coordinating and managing these relationships is an overlooked challenge for a parent of child needing...

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Yes, Your Child has a Right to an IEP

Yes, Your Child has a Right to an IEP

How to Win an IEP & Make it Work for Your Child Every child in the US is entitled to a free, appropriate public education. It might give you peace of mind that your child with a learning disability has an Individualized Education Program (IEP), but this is not...

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