Top 5 Concerns from Parents!

Your concerns are more common than you think! Here are the top five concerns that we hear from parents: “My kid is smart BUT…” – he’s struggling in math, he doesn’t sound out words he doesn’t know, he just doesn’t retain it, has to study so hard but still fails the test, etc. “It takes […]

ADHD & Organization

Executive function is the process that allows us to organize, prioritize, and analyze. ADHD and other neurobiological problems can inhibit a person’s ability to do these seemingly normal tasks due to an abnormal dopamine level in their frontal lobe. Children with ADHD can struggle with organizing or remembering which books or supplies they’ll need for […]

Brain Training or Tutoring?

You may be wondering what the difference between brain training and tutoring is, and that’s a really great question that we’d love to answer. Each has their own purpose and understanding how they are different can benefit you or your child.  Tutoring is ideal for students who: Brain training would be a good fit for […]

Executive Function & ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by inattention, impulsivity, hyperactivity and inappropriate age behaviors. ADHD has been portrayed as a behavior problem mostly in boys. It was thought that the child was being hyper or not listening. We now know that it is just as common in girls and the main […]

What is Executive Function?

What is Executive Function? Executive function is the cognitive skills that help us make decisions, prioritize tasks, organize thoughts and activities, and manage time efficiently. People with executive dysfunction typically struggle with these things, and sometimes don’t complete tasks at all, they can easily misplace items, materials or prioritize the wrong things; it’s also easy […]

Red Flags in Parent-Teacher Conferences 

Sometimes it’s hard for parents (and even teachers!) to determine if certain struggles or behaviors are just a normal part of the learning process, or an indicator of a deeper issue. Certain problems can serve as red flags that a cognitive skill weakness may be causing serious learning struggles and holding a child back. Cognitive […]

You Might Have Dyslexia

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month – Is dyslexia affecting you?Five to fifteen percent of Americans have dyslexia, and 780 million people globally may havesome form of it. October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and the more you know and understandabout dyslexia as a disability, the better equipped you can be if you or someone you know […]

Parent Teacher Conferences Have You Feeling Stressed?

Love them or hate them, parent teacher conferences are right around the corner. They may be dreaded, but they are a great opportunity for parents and teachers to get one-on-one time to talk individually about a student’s progress or where they could use some extra support. Here are some tips to help both parents and […]

Auditory Processing Disorder

Auditory processing disorder (APD) happens when your ears and brain don’t sync properly. This can cause an array of challenges. People with APD often struggle with auditory discrminiation, which is the ability to recognize, compare and distinguish between distinct and separate sounds. APD can make it difficult to remember what you’ve heard and recall sequences […]

Declining Scores

It should come as no surprise that COVID-19 has dramatically stunted American education. Our nation’s 9-year-old’s saw the largest decline in reading and math scores for the first time since 1990. These kids went through a pandemic, so it’s probably not shocking to know their education suffered. A report released by the National Center for […]