Parent Checklist: Is My Child At-Risk for Learning Issues?

Jun 2, 2015 by Kristina Collins
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parent checklistIs your child at-risk for academic or learning issues? Take a look at this checklist to see if your child struggles in any of these areas.  Summer is the ideal time to help your child get ahead in these areas before next school year!

Can Auditory Training in Babies Impact Speech and Language Development?

May 12, 2015 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP
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babies and language connectionNew research indicates that babies' brains can be trained to discriminate sounds, which are the building blocks of language. Could this lead to better cognitive and language skills later on in life?

3 Tips For Your Reluctant Reader This Summer

Apr 28, 2015 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP
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Summer is almost here!  What will you do to help your reluctant reader over the next few months?  Take a look at these 3 practical ideas.

4 New Research Findings About Autism

Apr 21, 2015 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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Autism AwarenessWith 1 in 68 children being diagnosed with autism, what are some of the latest research findings on autism?  What are some of the interventions that might be effective in children with autism?  Take a look as Dr. Martha Burns explores 4 new research findings on autism.

Strengths and Benefits of ADHD and Dyslexia

Apr 7, 2015 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP
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Benefits of ADHD and DyslexiaWhat are some of the benefits of ADHD and dyslexia? How does using a strengths-based approach help us all to better understand these processing differences? Let's rethink the deficits model. 

Alternatives to Medication in the Treatment of ADD

Mar 24, 2015 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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Attentional problems in students have increased over the last few years and these problems can create significant learning challenges for students. What are some alternatives to medication in treating ADD and other attentional problems?  

The Case Against Timed Readings

Mar 3, 2015 by Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D
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What is automaticity in reading and why is it important? Is reading quickly a sign of reading fluency and comprehension?  Dr. Timothy Rasinski explains the importance of automaticity and speed in reading fluency and comprehension.

How Learning A New Language Actually Rewires the Brain

Feb 17, 2015 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP
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How can learning a new language rewire the brain?  Take a look at the latest research into how the brain responds when learning a new language and how this has the potential to impact lifelong learning and cognitive control.

Nearly 20 Years Later, What Have We Learned From Hart and Risley?

Feb 3, 2015 by Norene Wiesen
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Early language experienceIn 1995, research by Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley revealed how differences in early language experience fuel the achievement gap in our nation’s schools. It’s been almost two decades, so why haven’t we made more progress?  We interviewed Dr. Steve Miller to find out.

Educating ELLs: 4 Trends for 2015

Jan 20, 2015 by Kimberly Dill
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2015 ELL TrendsAs districts wrestle with the need to increase rigor for learners at all levels of language proficiency, we’re bound to see changes in the way ELLs are educated. Here are four trends we expect to see this year.  

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