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  • Language Auditory Processing,Tutors, Themba Tutors Liz Jones ★★★★ 5 months ago
    We had a very positive experience with Alissa as a tutor for our pod of 5th grade boys from January - June 2020. She cared a lot about the boys and worked hard to create meaningful activities for them. The pod experience was invaluable … More for all of our families during a difficult year and we were so grateful to have found this partnership! We also want to appreciate Craig for helping to match us with a tutor on very short notice after we had cycled through a few folks who were not able to see the commitment through. Thanks for sticking with us!
  • Language Auditory Processing,Tutors, Themba Tutors S CL ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Dusty was the exact person we needed to help our child finish out the school year. So grateful to him for the way he steadily encouraged her and helped her stay on track and organized. He is flexible, responsive to our needs/schedule as … More a family, and a delight to be with. We are also thankful that Craig at Themba Tutors really "gets it" and partnered us with such a wonderful tutor who was a great fit for our girl.
  • Language Auditory Processing,Tutors, Themba Tutors Nicole May ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    My child worked with Gillian D virtually for math enrichment. She is an excellent teacher. She took time to understand my child's specific learning style and provided tools that would be engaging. She was kind and empathetic- really … More made it her goal to connect with my child and build trust and rapport. My child started the school year with confidence and without the typically "brain-drain" that occurs over the summer, thanks to Gillian.
  • Language Auditory Processing,Tutors, Themba Tutors Gillian Davidoff ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I am going into my second year as a Themba tutor. I have met so many great individuals while working for this company. Craig and the rest of the Themba team do such an excellent job picking and choosing Themba tutors that suit each client's … More individual needs! I look forward to meeting new tutors and clients in the 2021-2022 school year!
  • Language Auditory Processing,Tutors, Themba Tutors carolina luttmann ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Our son started in a new high school, 100% remote, and was really struggling with Latin and Physics. I found Themba Tudors online and had an initial call with Craig, who was very knowledgeable, responsive, and found 2 amazing tutors for … More us. Both the Latin and the physics tutors were fantastic, connected with my son really well and helped him go from 'failing' grade to 'honors'! I will for sure continue using (and recommending!) Themba Tutors. Thank you, C, K, and W!
  • Language Auditory Processing,Tutors, Themba Tutors Eric Fingerman ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Brian is a fantastic executive functioning coach. Super helpful, flexible with hours, and tailored the experience to our needs.
  • Language Auditory Processing,Tutors, Themba Tutors Susan Wong ★★★★★ a year ago
    Giulia Mercuri is a great Italian tutor! She was very responsive and accessible. Giulia put a ton of effort into preparing for each session and really helped our son with test preparation and projects. We are grateful that she was able … More to help, especially since our son did not receive any live teaching during COVID. We are happy that she was referred to us!
  • Language Auditory Processing,Tutors, Themba Tutors Christine Gennetti ★★★★★ a year ago
    As an adult student diagnosed with a learning disability during grad school, I knew I needed help dealing with my Master's program's demanding workload. I was seriously considering dropping out when I was referred to Themba Tutors. … More I was paired up with a wonderful tutor, Julie, who was a total lifesaver. I learned many techniques that I can utilize in the future as I embark on the next phase of my career.
    I can wholeheartedly say after working with Themba for two years that I would not have finished my program without this organization. And I am so thankful I selected them.
  • Language Auditory Processing,Tutors, Themba Tutors Fabiola FITZPATRICK ★★★★★ a year ago
    We were introduced to a wonderful tutor: Mcedwyn. He and our son, a freshman in college, worked well together. As a result, our son’s grades significantly improved. The tutor taught our son subject content and various methods to effectively … More study for quizzes and exams. Our son was also taught time management and organization. My son’s experience with the tutor made the first year of college a less intimidating experience.
  • Language Auditory Processing,Tutors, Themba Tutors Jude Eugene ★★★★★ a year ago
    We have been with our tutor, Cailin Schiller, for two years, from 5th - 7th grade. She started as an executive functioning tutor with my daughter. From the start, she demonstrated a depth of expertise and a selective use of techniques skillfully … More adapted to my daughter’s ADHD and Math disability. Cailin made Math accessible and understandable to her in a way that even her teachers had not been able to do. She differentiated reading, writing and math tasks and assignments to tailor them to my daughter’s unique learning differences. Not only did it have an effect on her grades and her work efficiency, but she finally could do her work with less anxiety. Even my daughter’s teachers used Cailin’s guidance to modify their work with her. But most importantly, she became my daughter’s favorite resource. I can’t say how invaluable Cailin has been to my daughter’s progress and well-being. I’d recommend her a million times over. She is a gem.
  • Language Auditory Processing,Tutors, Themba Tutors Janice Eidus ★★★★★ a year ago
    Victoria is a superb tutor. She helped my high school age daughter with her writing. Victoria's skills as a tutor, as well as her sense of humor and her engaging personality went a long way with my daughter.
  • A Google User ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I'm so glad we were referred to Themba Tutors. After a great initial conversation to learn our needs, we were connected with an excellent tutor, Felicia, who is helping our high school daughter learn better organizational and executive … More skills. Highly recommended.
  • Language Auditory Processing,Tutors, Themba Tutors Fara Jones ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Themba Tutors provided a leaning specialist that was a perfect fit for my daughter. I told them what we were looking for and they delivered. Our tutor is responsive and flexible and makes it easy for my daughter to reach out to her own … More her own, which gives her an added sense of responsibility over her learning. As a therapist myself, I now regularly recommend Themba to my patients. A much needed and well provided service to the community!!
  • Language Auditory Processing,Tutors, Themba Tutors Frances Simpson ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    The tutors at Themba are fantastic! Caitlyn McNeill helped our son academically, but also with getting organized in every subject, which he so desperately needed. She offered great advice and useful strategies that helped our son become … More a more successful student. We are using Themba tutors again this year for our daughter. We're so happy to have been referred to them!
  • Language Auditory Processing,Tutors, Themba Tutors Mary Jean Babic ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I'm so glad we were referred to Themba Tutors. After a great initial conversation to learn our needs, we were connected with an excellent tutor, Felicia, who is helping our high school daughter learn better organizational and executive … More skills. Highly recommended.
  • Language Auditory Processing,Tutors, Themba Tutors Nina Herman ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We had a wonderful experience with our tutor Micaela. She helped our son not only academically but at every level. We will be forever grateful to have her in our lives.
  • Language Auditory Processing,Tutors, Themba Tutors Frances ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    The tutors at Themba are fantastic! Caitlyn McNeill helped our son academically, but also with getting organized in every subject, which he so desperately needed. She offered great advice and useful strategies that helped our son become … More a more successful student. We are using Themba tutors again this year for our daughter. We're so happy to have been referred to them!
  • Language Auditory Processing,Tutors, Themba Tutors Michael Birnbaum ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Paul Smith at Themba has been an exceptional tutor for my son, both in terms of teaching the subject matter and teaching how best to approach the process of learning math and executing assignments. We feel very fortunate to be working with … More Paul.
  • Language Auditory Processing,Tutors, Themba Tutors Monica Alzate ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We were very lucky to have found Edwouine Swift, my son's therapist through Themba Tutors. Thomas is 12 years old, and it is extremely difficult to get him to write. Edwouine just works her magic with him, he adores her and is so … More eager to follow her guidance. I have no doubt she will be a positive driving force in his academic future.

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Language Processing

 

The ability to process language efficiently is essential for effective communication and the successful acquisition of language-based learning skills such as literacy. Language processing issues are fundamental flaws in a person’s expressive, receptive, reading, and writing development. Professionals use the term language disorder when such flaws are discovered in the expressive, verbal, or expressive/verbal and receptive/auditory systems.
 
Language disorders are defined further by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as impaired comprehension of spoken, written, and/or other symbol systems. These impairments may affect the form, content, and function of language.

DEVELOPMENTAL LANGUAGE DISORDER – BOYS TOWN NATIONAL RESEARCH HOSPITAL WEB

Language disorders are classified into two types: expressive and expressive/receptive. If an individual’s expressive and receptive language skills are intact but they struggle with reading and written language, the general term for literacy difficulties used informally by professionals is language-based learning disability.

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Because language must first be mastered orally, expressively, and auditorily, these disabilities almost always have a negative impact on literacy development if left untreated.

 

Language disorders appear to be neurological and developmental disorders that impair the brain’s language processing functions. Individuals with language disorders have a strong genetic link.

 

The age at which language disorders are typically recognized is a significant factor in how they are diagnosed by professionals.  Most learning disabilities are not recognized until the child reaches school age or older. Language disorders, on the other hand, tend to emerge earlier in toddlers and preschool children. During this period, there is a strong emphasis on learning to speak and process language, such as following instructions and understanding linguistic concepts. Whether the disorder is mild or severe, it will generally hinder a child’s ability to master literacy at some point during his or her time in school if not treated professionally.

 

Read our blog about “Working Memory Short Term Memory Strategies”.

 

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Auditory Processing

Auditory processing disorder is often a likely diagnosis when a person, aged eight or older, is unable to differentiate sounds or words from background noise. To eliminate or factor in attentional difficulties or language disorders (sometimes referred to as language processing disorder), an audiologist examination, as well as a neuropsychological and speech-language evaluation, must be performed.

 

Here is an in-depth look at Central Auditory Processing Disorders.

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What Causes APD(Auditory Processing Disorder)?

It is not entirely known what causes auditory processing disorder, but studies show that it may be linked to:

  • Illness or medical conditions, such as chronic ear infections, lead poisoning, or meningitis
  • Diseases that affect the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis
  • Premature birth or low weight.
  • Head injury.
  • Genes (APD may run in families).

Prognosis

 

Many people diagnosed with language disorders and language-based learning difficulties have gone on to lead productive and successful lives. However, successfully managing APD largely depends on several factors, including:

 

Testing

 

Language disorders are diagnosed and treated by speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and neuropsychologists. An SLP will evaluate your child’s ability to listen, speak, read, and write. Children who are thought to be at risk of having significant difficulties with expressive or expressive and receptive language skills should work with a professional, state-licensed speech-language therapist.

 

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Language and Auditory Processing Disorder Tutoring

 

Learning disabilities persist throughout an individual’s life, but it can be managed through the collaborative efforts of the child, parents, teachers, family, friends, and colleagues. These dеmаnd timеlу support аnd intеrvеntiоn that address the child’s unique needs and weaknesses. As he or she grows older and their learning environment changes, this process must adapt to the new challenges and situations that arise and must be understood by everyone involved.

 

Speech-language therapy is the most common type of professional help for children with these difficulties. A language and auditory processing tutor can provide your child with explicit training to improve their skills at distinguishing sounds, remembering sounds, and sequencing sounds.

 

At Themba Tutors, our language and auditory processing tutors are experts at evaluating and treating language and auditory disorders. We adapt our language and auditory processing tutoring to your child’s unique needs and how they change over time as students grow and their academic challenges become more demanding. One of our areas of expertise is tutoring students with learning disabilities.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the causes of language disorder?

Asides from genetics, it can include:

 

  • Premature birth.
  • Low birth weight.
  • Hearing loss.
  • Autism.
  • Cognitive disabilities.
  • Genetic disorders such as Down syndrome.
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
How do you know if you have auditory processing disorder?
  • Difficulty localizing sound in loud environments. 
  • Difficulty understanding spoken language in noisy backgrounds.
  • An audiologist will have to rule out any hearing loss. A speech-language pathologist will have to rule out a language disorder. A psychologist will have to rule out learning and attentional issues.
What are the types of language disorders?

Expressive language disorder: Compared to peers, individuals have reduced vocabulary or need more time to pull out their words, use more simplistic language (less sophisticated grammar), can have less fluent “speech,” and can have a harder time socializing in group conversations. Telling stories and explaining things are harder for those with expressive language issues. 

 

Mixed receptive-expressive language issues: When an individual has expressive language issues and also has trouble comprehending words, sentences, or stories compared to peers. This becomes more apparent when exposed to more complex grammar, longer utterances/sentences, and more sophisticated vocabulary.

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At Themba Tutors, we will let you know what kind of help you need once we set up a free intake. Knowing the student’s strengths and weaknesses is vital in helping the student with the challenges they’re facing. We offer services that include academic coaching and tutoring based on the student’s needs. We also offer a hybrid model for those students who need help with content and improving their underlying study skills. 

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If you would like to learn more about getting extra support for your child, then we would love to hear from you. Our Language and Auditory Processing Tutor is on standby to help you with any needs and answer any questions you might have. We can be reached at

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