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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 to Strengthen Working Memory - Fun Free Activities

A strong working memory is now reported to be the cornerstone to academic success. It is a mental notepad where we post both visual and auditory information until we need to use it in short-term memory.  Strengthening one's working memory can have a profound effect on a students' learning capacity, and there are activities that can help exercise this core cognitive skill . How Can I Learn to Strengthen Working Memory? Providing fun and engaging activities that require working memory such as Red Light, Green Light can help. However, ready-made activities that were designed specifically to exercise working memory can save time and focus an intervention plan.  My Working Memory & Hemisphere Integration Bundle Digital Download was created based on the newest research. Come download some  FREE SAMPLE ACTIVITIES .  If you would like to learn about all my multisensory tools that develop working memory,  CLICK HERE . Come Watch my free, short Video on Working Memory: Would y

12 Free Ways to Strengthen Visual Tracking

Tracking is the ability to move one's eyes smoothly across the page from one word to another as well as from one line of text to another.  For some learners, however, this is a challenging task.  Instead, their eyes jump back and forth and struggle to stay on a single line of text.  This can result in problems such as word omissions, reversals, eye fatigue, losing one's place while reading, and most importantly it can undermine reading comprehension. Can Tracking be Improved? Yes, one can improve tracking by strengthening eye muscles and getting one's eyes and brain to work together. There are three types of eye movements that need to be addressed: Fixations : The ability to hold one's eyes steady without moving off a target. Saccades : The ability to jump to new targets that randomly disappear and reappear in a different location. Pursuits : The ability to follow a moving target with one's eyes. 12 Free Ways to Improve Tracking: Use color overl