[Strategy]: Helping Students With Memory Challenges

Last time, we discussed the role that memory plays in effective learning. We are following up with some tips that can help your child hone her memory and improve her performance at school. Create a study place.  It should be free of unintentional noise, interruptions, and tempting distractions, like the television, laptop, and cell phone. Cue… Read more »

How Memory Affects Learning

The following is excerpted from the ADDitude Magazine Website. Both memory and attention are essential for learning and for academic success. Here, we note the role that memory plays in learning. Many children with ADHD have trouble with working memory. This is the “mental chalkboard” onto which information is written so it’s available for use.… Read more »

[Student Organization Strategy]: Color Coding

A simple way to help your child with organizational issues become more organized is to use color. Adding color to your everyday routine can help kids keep track of their things at home and school.  Having good organizational skills contributes to students’ feelings that they are in control of their learning. “Color-coding can turn a… Read more »

Student Self-Advocacy: A Critical Part Of Tutoring

Every Student Is Different For some students, being able to speak up for oneself is very natural. For others, it can be one of the most challenging parts of the school experience especially in middle and high school where there are many teachers with which the student interacts. Parents and educators can help a student… Read more »

[Homework Strategy]: Writing Down Expectations

If there is a single piece of advice that we can give to parents about avoiding homework struggles as we begin the new year, it’s this: Make A Written List Of Expectations For Homework That’s it.  Admittedly, there is more to helping your student to manage homework effectively than that, but if you neglect this, any… Read more »

Stress-Free School Year Start Checklist

This list is excerpted from ADDitude Magazine’s Blog. August is upon us and that means the countdown to the first day of school has started. For some this brings excitement and anticipation while for others it can be great cause of stress and anxiety. Here are ten steps to consider taking BEFORE school starts to… Read more »