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Making the Most of Summer Vacation

summer reading, summer vacation, assessments, Gemm Learning

For students with learning challenges, summer vacation may come with a sigh of relief. For some, it can signal a welcome break from the familiar cycle of effort not matching results. It can mean a temporary reprieve from watching peers respond with confidence and accuracy to assignments or instructions that inspire confusion and trepidation.  It can also mean removal from the spotlight they fee…


Assessing Learning Needs and Strengths

Gemm Learning, Learning Needs and Strengths, Assessments

Even when a learning difficulty is suspected early, the next steps can be unclear. Challenges can be developmental and often occur alongside other concerns. Coping strategies can mask symptoms or even create new ones. Determining what to ask and where to seek additional information can be scary and overwhelming. Consequently, many families wonder where to turn for guidance.

In previous interv…