Executive Functioning

We’ve heard and read a lot about the brain’s executive function capabilities throughout the years. Research has been exploring and defining executive function for decades now…

Selecting a Program to Teach Keyboarding to Young Children

Many children who come to our clinic struggle with poor handwriting issues. We have a successful handwriting program and many children demonstrate great improvement after receiving this treatment…

Technology and Dyslexia – Part 2

The Winter 2013 issue of Perspectives – a quarterly magazine published by IDA – delivered the second part of the technology discussion started in the fall of 2013. Here is our take on it…

Technology and Dyslexia – Part 1

The fall issue of Perspectives, (IDA’s quarterly publication), is devoted to technology and dyslexia. In fact, when the editors started sorting through the articles to consider they quickly decided it would take two issues to properly cover all the pertinent aspects of this subject…

“He can read just fine – he just can’t RETAIN it!”

The title reads “Not all reading disabilities are dyslexia”. It certainly caught my eye. Plenty of the students we see can read the words just fine. They can spell anything. What they can’t do is understand what they are reading…

A 2nd Grade Success Story

Here’s an exciting letter from the mother of a 2nd grader who attended ALP from mid-February to mid-May 2013. His success with the MAP testing at school sure makes us proud of him! He worked hard and achieved much…

Dysgraphia – Part 4

We’ve looked at three reasons why writing skills don’t develop as they should. Remember Tim, the first grader who struggled to process spatial information so he “melted down” over tasks that required writing on paper? Then there was Sophie. She had a phonological processing deficit, or dyslexia, that made spelling accuracy a “hit or miss” proposition…

Dysgraphia – Part 3

Dysgraphia – “difficulty writing”. Remember Tim and Sophie? Tim was the first grader with the visual-spatial processing deficit making it hard for him to write legibly, and Sophie was the 4th grader with dyslexia who couldn’t spell very well so “hated” to write…

Dysgraphia – Part 2

Remember Tim? He’s the little first grader with a visual-spatial processing deficit making it hard for him to develop writing skills. He had a form of dysgraphia – difficulty writing. In this article I want to describe another child with a form of dysgraphia. Sophie was in 4th grade when we started working with her. She was behind in reading and “hated to write”…

Dysgraphia – Part 1

Does your child struggle with writing? Do you suspect she has dysgraphia? There are several reasons why children fail to develop good writing skills, and it might take a little digging to figure out which one is giving your child fits when it comes to getting her thoughts down on paper…