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100+ Powerful Learning Specialist and Educational Therapy Materials

This week I wanted to tell you about my online store, Good Sensory Learning. I’m Dr. Erica Warren, and I established this site so I could share all the materials that I have created over the last 20+ years as a learning specialist and educational therapist. When I first began my private practice, Learning to Learn, I had great difficulty finding fun and multisensory materials for my students that were effective and engaging. So back in 2005, I made it my mission to design and distribute high-end, remedial products as well as memorable, motivating lessons that bring delight to learning. If you would like to try a free sampling of my activities, CLICK HERE.

How Are the Products Organized at Good Sensory Learning?
You can download my Free Printable Catalog or you can browse the site using the grey “search all products” bar in the top right of any page with keywords such as dyslexia, working memory, and executive functioning. What’s more, drop down menus in the red banner allow you to sho…
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9 Terrific Ways to Teach Inferences and Have Fun

Inferences or implied meanings are often subtle, hidden messages that can be challenging for many young learners to recognize and understand. They require abstract reasoning skills, and for concrete learners, inferences can seem quite perplexing. Most students first encounter inferences when discussing their readings, but I like to pave the way and introduce these ideas through images, metaphors, product names, games, and more. 1) Review magazine advertisements
Lesson: Project magazine ads and ask your students to search for hidden images and messages that entice buyers to purchase the products. Look at the pictures, words, colors, backgrounds, symbols, layouts, and more. Group activity: Encourage your students to find their own advertisements from magazines and newspapers. Ask them to cut out their three favorites and answer the following questions. What are all the hidden messages in each advertisement that helps to sell the product? Can you think of any other hidden message that they…

What Reading Games Ignite a Love for Learning?

Using games in the learning process brings joy as well as a positive motivating factor into lessons.  Instead of bribing kids with external motivators such as candy and stickers, games ignite an internal love for learning.

Reading Games Are Necessary for Struggling Readers
When learning to read is a struggle, it can have a major impact on a child's academic self-esteem.  What's more, additional work and lessons on a topic that does come easily can feel torturous and simply unfair!  In contrast, if quick lessons are supported with fun games, a chore can quickly transform into playful entertainment.

I have created four comprehensive reading game publications that can be used with virtually any phonics or Orton-Gillingham reading program.  They are all available as digital downloads and the following tables describe all of the games that are included in each publication. You can purchase all the publications in a discounted bundle, or you can buy them individually by clicking on …

The Best Way to Improve Reading Comprehension

When students love to read they have an enormous advantage over those who don't. Research shows that reading exercises attention, exposes readers to new ideas, and improves knowledge, vocabulary, imagination, writing abilities, attention and memory. So why is reading loved by some and hated by others?
Why do Some Children Love to Read While Others Don't?
Imagine going to the movies with your eyes closed.  Would that be fun?  Would it be easy to get distracted by your thoughts, because you have no visuals to pull you into the story?  Would it be boring? How about comprehending the plot?  Would you confuse the characters or miss other important details? What watching a movie and reading have in common is imagery.  While a movie provides the images that the audience passively views, good readers actively create mental imagery that engages their imagination, drives their attention, and pulls them into the virtual reality of the story.

While generating one's own mental imagery …

Letter Reversals:11 Free, Fun Activities for Dyslexics

Almost all elementary students experience some letter, number and word reversals, but for some, it is a pervasive problem.  Many of these students have symptoms of dyslexia or visual processing weaknesses, and they need to develop learning strategies and exercise visual processing and recognition to a point of automaticity.  Automaticity is the ability to do things without occupying the mind, allowing a process to become an automatic response or habit. It is usually the result of learning, repetition, and practice. Why Did I Create Reversing Reversals?
I created the Reversing Reversals series, because I want to help struggling learners to quickly remediate visual processing weaknesses with fun activities that exercise cognition and provide memorable strategies.

What Population of Learners are Served by this Workbook?
I created the Reversing Reversals Series to help students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities to develop the core skills needed for reading and math. These produ…