Brain differences seen in children with dyslexia and dysgraphia

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Brain differences seen in children with dyslexia and dysgraphia Researchers at the University of Washington presented findings that suggested that providing the same sort of special educational support for students with dyslexia and students with dysgraphia may not be effective. Data they collected identifies “structural white matter and functional gray matter differences in the brain between children with dyslexia and dysgraphia, and between those […] read full post >>

Written Language: Assessment, Treatment, and Alignment with the Common Core

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Written Language: Assessment, Treatment, and Alignment with the Common Core Lehman College’s Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences has an upcoming Continuing Education Workshop on Friday, March 27, 2015, entitled “Written Language: Assessment, Treatment, and Alignment with the Common Core” presented by Themba Tutor’s Dr. Anthony Ph.D., CCC-SLP in the Lovinger Theater. This workshop will be offered for 0.55 ASHA CEUs. If you are […] read full post >>

Executive Functioning

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Executive Functioning Themba Tutors works with students of all ages with executive functioning disorders. Our learning specialists provide these students with the tools they need to become more efficient learners. Our tutoring is strategy based and helps students with central executive functioning disorders become more organized, better at test taking, and more skilled at using techniques to […] read full post >>

Oral language and writing difficulties

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Oral language and writing difficulties Recent research coming from the University of Montreal’s School of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology has shown a connection between oral language and writing difficulties. According to an article in Science Daily, “[c]hildren’s future writing difficulties can be identified before they even learn how to begin writing.” The researchers are interested the impact that oral […] read full post >>

Themba’s “Math to a Higher Power”

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Themba’s “Math to a Higher Power” Themba’s “Math to A Higher Power” involves individualized instruction over the summer by a learning specialist to help students in grades 3-12 review cumulative math concepts they have not understood and prepare for the next school year in math. Our customized approach uses the student’s previous assessments and school reports to go back over earlier […] read full post >>

TEST PREP: Help improve students’ learning skills at the start of school

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TEST PREP: Help improve students’ learning skills at the start of school By Melissa Erickson If your child suffers from test anxiety — butterflies in the stomach, gnawing on the pencil, feeling shaky or sweaty — it’s a good idea to start the school year with a test-taking strategy in place. “Many children struggle with test-taking,” said psychologist Blythe Grossberg, author of Test Success. While some children […] read full post >>

Manhattan/Brooklyn Tutoring for Students with Central Executive Functioning Disorders

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Manhattan/Brooklyn Tutoring for Students with Central Executive Functioning Disorders Themba Tutors works with students of all ages with central executive functioning disorders. Our learning specialists provide these students with the tools they need to become more efficient learners. Our tutoring is strategy based and helps students with central executive functioning disorders become more organized, better at test taking, and more skilled at using techniques […] read full post >>

Manhattan/Brooklyn Tutoring for Students with Language-Based Learning Disorders

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Manhattan/Brooklyn Tutoring for Students with Language-Based Learning Disorders Themba Tutors works with students of all ages with language-based learning disorders. Our learning specialists provide these students with the tools they need to become more efficient learners. Our tutoring is strategy based and helps students with language-based learning disorders become more organized, better at test taking, and more skilled at using techniques to improve […] read full post >>