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Why the New MPower Games Transform Struggling Learners

I am so excited to announce my newest publication, MPower: Cognitive Remedial Card Games! MPower offers a selection of multisensory games that improve memory and the processing of information for enhanced learning of core academics, such as reading and math. This publication is ideal for developing early literacy skills, teaching new ways to encode knowledge, and helping struggling learners find joy in the learning process. MPower is a powerful and fun remedial tool that can be used by therapists, teachers and even parents to achieve sharpened cognition and enriched learning for their students or clientele.

Why You Should Join my Facebook Support Group

Have you ever looked for a community of professionals and homeschoolers that can help you find the best educational services and multisensory resources?  How about a compassionate community forum that can offer advice and ideas?  You can now apply to be a part of my Learning Specialist and Educational Therapist Support Group.  Whether you are a homeschooler, learning specialist, educational therapist, speech and language pathologist, tutor, occupational therapist or another professional that assists struggling learners, this group can help! This group is moderated by Dr. Erica Warren, a seasoned learning specialist and educational therapist.  Dr. Warren is also the author of multisensory, educational materials @ www.GoodSensoryLearning.com and continuing education courses @ www.learningspecialistmaterials.com.  The vision for this group is a free, safe, sharing community of outstanding professionals and advocates that support one another. Who Can Benefit? 1) Learning specialists, educ…

How to Prepare for a 504 Meeting

Getting the needed accommodations for struggling students can be a long and arduous process.  Whether you pursue 504 or IEP accommodations, there are some things you can do to help assure that you will be pleased with the outcomes. In this blog post, I share a few tips and strategies. What do I know?
Over the past 20 years, working as a learning specialist, educational therapist, and advocate, I have attended countless 504 and IEP meetings. Some meetings went amicably and resulted in the desired outcomes, while others became a toilsome battleground that left the participants egos scarred and scraped and the student pulled between opposing forces.  I have tried and tested different preparation and presentation approaches and have come up with some winning recommendations.
Eight Strategies that can help you prepare for and present your case: As soon as the meeting is scheduled, call and then send a formal letter to the school letting them know that you will be tape recording the meeting. …