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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 t

How are Knowledge and Comprehension Different?

Although some may think that knowledge and comprehension are interchangeable, in fact, they are distinct and work together in a sequence.  First we must comprehend information, and then it is stored as knowledge.  When we access knowledge from long-term memory ,it is comprehended again when that information is used to understand something new. But what exactly is knowledge and comprehension? Knowledge Vs. Comprehension: Knowledge is the stored, conscious, and accessible information/memories in the brain. Knowledge is not stored in just one part of the brain, but is widely distributed throughout the cortex. Research suggests that there are 4 types of knowledge: Factual knowledge are facts stored in long term memory. Conceptual knowledge the awareness of concepts stored in long-term memory. Procedural knowledge is the knowledge exercised in the performance of a task or the necessary steps to complete a task. Metacognition is the awareness of one’s own cognition. Comprehen

Free Executive Functioning Screener from Good Sensory Learning

Executive Functioning (EF) is a new hot topic in education that has sparked a lot of research and media attention. Executive functioning, or what I like to call the conductor of the brain, is the process of the mind making sense of what we see, hear, touch, taste and experience. Executive functioning also allows us to focus our attention, think about new information, regulate our emotions, and make connections to what we already know. So how can we identify students that have weaknesses with EF weaknesses? You Can Now Access a Free Executive Functioning Screener The new Good Sensory Executive Functioning Screener is a free, 20 question assessment that can help parents, teachers, and professionals quick uncover the likelihood of executive functioning challenges. Individual items also shed light on specific difficulties that require attention. How Was This Screener Designed? The Good Sensory Learning Executive Functioning Screener is based on my comprehensive, doctoral trainin