• Dyslexia

    According to the National Dyslexia Foundation, “dyslexia is a brain-based learning disability that specifically impairs a person’s ability to read. Individuals with this disorder typically read at levels significantly lower than expected given their overall intelligence” (“The dyslexia foundation”, n.d., p.2). As many as 15-20% of the population display some symptoms of dyslexia. One in […]

  • ADHD and Language in the School Setting

    ADHD and Language Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may present with learning difficulties and academic problems, specifically with reading and writing. Children presented with language difficulties beyond 5-years-old have a greater risk for deficits with their attention and social skills (Nelson, 2010).

    The three risks that may develop without language therapy include:

    Difficulties […]

  • Do Implants Fix Everything?

    by Marlee Henderson and Heather Schieffler

    Do Implants Fix Everything?
    Benefits of Cochlear Implants
    The FDA approves of cochlear device implantation in children as young as 12 months old and the large majority of children with cochlear implants (CIs) receive them as infants1. Research has shown that CIs improve children’s ability to recognize and produce speech as compared […]

  • Dyslexia: The School Years

    by Erin Hargis, Katie Price, and Taylor Slatton

    Research has shown that 20% of school-aged children are diagnosed with dyslexia.2 In the school-based population, children with dyslexia experience difficulties academically, socially, and at home.

    Signs & Symptoms for elementary aged children include difficulty with:

    + Remembering simple sequences such as counting to 20, naming the days of […]

  • CW Austin Learning Disabilities Conference

    By Georgann Mire

    “This child is so smart.”
    “If you wait, he will probably outgrow it.”
    “If she tried harder, she would be more successful in school.”
    “If you help her, you are an enabler. Accommodations are a crutch.”
    “If he would just sit still and listen, if she would just focus, if he would just try harder…………”
    Your gut tells […]

  • What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

    by Arden Bordes, Randi Olivier, Nikki Tomboli, and Jenna Tynes

    “Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication1”. “Spectrum” reflects the variation in unique challenges and strengths possessed by each person with this disorder. Although the cause of ASD is unknown, […]