Understanding Your Struggling Reader – A Good Place to Start!

Years ago when my daughter was young, I visited her first elementary school’s Open House.  This event is etched in my mind, as it confirmed my fears that she was a Struggling Student.  Having a background in education, I felt like I should have had all the answers....

Could It Be Your Working Memory?

I am often asked, “How do I know if my working memory is to blame for my challenges?’  Here are a few indicators… If the person… Is easily distracted when working on or doing something that is not highly interesting. Has trouble waiting his/her...

He Remembered!

Yesterday morning, I sat in front of my computer screen interacting with Tony, an eager 4th grade student, sitting miles away in his elementary classroom.  Since Tony had attention challenges and often forgot previous learned math, reading and spelling skills, he was...

How to Improve Language Skills? Improve Your Working Memory!

While walking Steven to meet his mother in the parking lot, I listen to him tell a story of his busy weekend.  He described a long drive to Long Beach to see his Aunt Connie who lived with her step-mom, Stella.  He chatted about the big house with lots of stairs and...