Many students struggle to fall asleep at night, even though they are terribly tired during the day. Why is this becoming a common occurrence? Daily, the average student spends nine hours using technology for enjoyment and school, and many of these hours are after the sun sets. Although sunlight dims to relative darkness, children’s exposure Read More
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About Erica Warren
Aspiring to empower "out of the box" learners, Dr. Warren created a degree program that united coursework and research in School Psychology, Special Education, Educational Psychology, and Adult Education. Her doctorate from the UGA focused on life-long issues in learning, the impact of learning difficulties across the lifespan, and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations. In addition, she earned a Masters degree in Educational Psychology. Dr. Warren bachelor's degree in fine arts is often described as her secret weapon.
Dr. Warren’s diverse training has created a well-rounded expertise in the areas of mindful and multisensory learning, cognition and remediation. Much of Dr. Warren’s time remains devoted to working with learners of all ages as a coach and personal trainer for the brain. Her unique, multisensory approach focuses on compensatory learning strategies, cognitive remediation, study strategies and remedial reading, writing and math methods. Dr. Warren founded Learning to Learn, her private practice, in 1999 and later created her educational resources and materials sites: Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials. Most recently, she began her site GoDyslexia which features a growing selection of video podcasts and webinars on dyslexia teacher training, and dyslexia empowerment.
Entries by Erica Warren
Challenges with spelling disrupt the flow of thoughts, distract the writer and often result in poor word choice. Even though the author may have an excellent speaking vocabulary, their writing may suffer due to avoidance of words that are difficult to spell. What’s more, many poor spellers skirt writing altogether because navigating spelling potholes can be Read More
I am a learning specialist and educational therapist. However, I tell many of my clientele that I’m a personal trainer for the brain. I help individuals of all ages to improve overall cognition, develop compensatory learning strategies and master optimal study skills. I have seen, first hand the power of brain training. What is Brain Read More
Working memory is a fundamental cognitive processing activity required for learning. It is the part of the brain that is responsible for the transient holding and processing of new and stored information. It’s key for executive functioning skills, reasoning, comprehension, learning and the updating of memory. Here are some sample activities that can help educational therapists, Read More
With busy schedules, keyboard shortcuts can save a lot of time and frustration. Committing a few of your favorites to memory is worth the effort, and I have also created an image that you can print so that these tricks can be posted beside your computer – when needed. Shortcuts often require you to hold Read More
Did you know that comfort foods such as ice cream, chips, cereal, and cookies can impact children’s health, behaviors and ability to learn? As a child, I learned that I was allergic to preservatives, and once I got off of processed foods, I felt tremendous cognitive gains. There is a multitude of reported, dietary remedies for Read More
You often hear that children’s vocabulary will improve if they read more. As a result, many teachers and parents place a lot of pressure on students to pick up a book. However, poor vocabulary can make reading a chore and can turn students off to reading altogether! Here is a better way to think about Read More
I’m so pleased to offer you an incredible opportunity from my friends at Nessy learning. Nessy Learning is looking for a few Canadian and U.S. schools interested in participating in a free, winter 2016 pilot of their Nessy Reading and Spelling program, used in over 10,000 schools worldwide. The pilot targets children with reading disabilities Read More
Many parents, teachers and administrators worry about whether academic accommodations offer an unfair advantage to some students. They are concerned that providing services such as extended time on tests, the use of a computer with a spell check, a reader or a copy of the teacher’s notes provides an uneven playing field. Fair Shouldn’t be Read More
I love to use stairs and tiled floors when teaching math concepts. In fact, I integrate as much movement and games as possible into my lessons with students. This week, I will present my rationale and share a specific kinesthetic and playful strategy for teaching the coordinate plane. ________________________ Although many educators recognize the connection Read More