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How can Students Get Control Over Distractions

How can Students Get Control Over Distractions Without intervention, attention problems, with or without an official ADD diagnosis, continue into adulthood with huge negative consequences in all aspects of life. The good news is there are research proven approaches that develop necessary control over the focus of attention required in school, work, home and community. Read more about How can Students Get Control Over Distractions[…]

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Five Tips to Reading Success

1 – Obtain a Specific Diagnosis The first step is to obtain a specific diagnosis.  Encinitas Learning Center Director Lynda Detweiler-Newcomb does basic screening on phonemic awareness and can give a formal diagnosis as a speech and language pathologist (SLP).   A more prescriptive diagnosis, for example, might reveal that your student needs instruction on Read more about Five Tips to Reading Success[…]

5 Mistakes Parents Make When Their Child is Struggling in School

In my many years of dealing with schools and establishing eligibility for Independent Education Plan (IEP) services, some things have become evident and should be discussed.  First let me say teachers are dedicated to the well-being and success of our students. This is true across all districts. However, the funding schools get is finite and Read more about 5 Mistakes Parents Make When Their Child is Struggling in School[…]

Are weak cognitive skills making life harder than it needs to be?

Are weak cognitive skills making life harder than it needs to be? This free survey is based on observations of behavior, so you ca take it for yourself, for your child, or for anyone you know well.Rate the following behaviors by how often you think they occur, compared to how often you think they occur Read more about Are weak cognitive skills making life harder than it needs to be?[…]

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Educational Therapy for Students with ADHD

Does ADHD affect learning? Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (ADHD) is a common condition that affects a child’s ability to focus, pay attention, remember directions, and manage more than one task at a time accompanied by hyperactive and impulsive behavior problems. ADHD can interfere with learning, and, understandably, many parents worry about their child’s academic Read more about Educational Therapy for Students with ADHD[…]

Speech Therapy in Encinitas, CA

What is Speech Therapy? Speech therapy is the assessment and treatment of communication problems and speech disorders. It is performed by speech-language pathologists (SLPs), which are often referred to as speech therapists. Since 1959, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has ensured the provision of quality services to persons with communication disorders by establishing a standards Read more about Speech Therapy in Encinitas, CA[…]

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ADHD/ADD and Interactive Metronome

What is ADHD/ADD and what can Encinitas Learning Center do to help? Most people have heard of ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity) or ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) but there is a lot of confusion about what it is and how it affects children and adults. There are three types of this problem: ADHD which Read more about ADHD/ADD and Interactive Metronome[…]

Brain Training for Adults 50 yrs and Older in Encinitas

Nourish Your Brain with Life-long Lessons for Brain Healthy Living The human brain is incredible! But, all too often we neglect to take care of it. Learn how to nourish your brain from experts at Encinitas Learning Center, who teach this interactive and rejuvenating class that helps sharpen memory skills, problem solving, processing information quickly, Read more about Brain Training for Adults 50 yrs and Older in Encinitas[…]

Cognitive Training Vs. Tutoring

Tutoring vs Cognitive Training

Cognitive skills training and tutoring are very different solutions for very different problems: Teaching and tutoring provide information. Cognitive training strengthens the skills the brain uses to grasp that information. This is why families of students with an underlying cognitive weakness can find themselves using tutors year after year.  For children with weak skills, the Read more about Tutoring vs Cognitive Training[…]