Aug 022013
 
Vision Therapy: Is it Worthwhile or Valid?

Return to Questions Q: Is vision therapy valid or does my child need vision therapy? Any advice/experience is appreciated.. My child is six and struggling with reading. Would you get an exam? Answer: Vision therapy may or may not be the issue when a child is struggling with reading. MANY, MANY kids who have difficulty […]

Aug 022013
 
Neuropsychological Testing and Cross-body Patterning

Return to Questions Q: Please give me your opinion about using any of these services: 1) Neuropsychological Testing through the school system 2) Pediatrician 3) Neurodevelopment Training Answer: 1. Testing through the school system — This is an “okay” option, but the testing is not neuropsychological testing. Testing is usually performed by a school psychologist, […]

Aug 022013
 
Reading Fluency Activities for Improving Reading Fluency

Reading Fluency Activities and How to Improve Reading Speed Q: How much should I worry about reading speed? Is there a reading fluency program out there that you’d recommend? Or, do you know of any methods to use on a daily basis to slowly improve speed? Measuring Reading Speed When Using¬†Reading Fluency Activities Before beginning […]

Aug 022013
 
Special Education in Private Schools - Is it Better?

Return to Questions Q: My child recently started school and has been struggling. His teacher thinks he should be evaluated for learning problems. She is having difficulty providing the help he needs. Should I continue to send my child to our public school or do kids get better special education in private schools? Answer about […]

Aug 022013
 
Special Education Eligibility : Q&A about passing grades

Return to Questions Q: My school says they won’t test my child because she is making passing grades. We think our child needs help. What are the rules for special education eligibility? Answer: By IDEA laws (Federal), if anyone “suspects” a child has a disability and requests a comprehensive psychological evaluation in writing, the school […]

Aug 022013
 
Moving a child with an IEP to a new school : New School says "NO!" IEP

Return to Questions Q: We are moving a child with an IEP to a new school. The new school system says our child doesn’t qualify for special services here. Can they just stop special education services? Your child’s IEP and disability needs are covered under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). IDEA is U.S. Federal […]

Aug 022013
 
Can a child get a high school diploma with accommodations ?

Return to Questions Q: My child’s teacher says if they provide *any* modifications for my child, she won’t be able to graduate with a regular diploma. Is this true? Answer: There is a fine distinction between modifications and accommodations. Modifications DO affect graduation outcomes. Accommodations should not affect the type of diploma your child receives. […]

Aug 022013
 
How to Memorize : Improve Your Child's Memorization Skills

Return to Questions Q: How do you help your child if she has severe problems with memory and information recall? How can I teach my child how to memorize? Answer: Our neuropsychologist recommended using a ‘self-regulating’ memory system. It has worked very well for teaching our child how to memorize facts. Basically, you put the […]