There are many successful adults with learning disabilities, but what are the common traits that these people share? A 20-year research study by the Frostig Center in Pasadena, California answered this question and they identified 6 key attributes that contribute to success. Self-Awareness: Understanding one’s strengths and weaknesses is an important indicator of success because students can learn to 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
Over the years, I have found that students struggle remembering how to find multiples as well as least common multiples. Somehow the wording doesn’t cue them into the process that they must execute to solve the math problems. As a result, I continually associate multiples with millipedes and use the alliteration, multiple millipedes to help Read More
Text to speech software is a valuable tool that comes for free on all Mac computers, and now a number of free apps make this technology available at no cost for PC users too. Text to speech has been used as an accommodation for struggling readers, but did you know that it is also an Read More
Imagine going to the movies with your eyes closed. How much of the movie would you understand? How much of the storyline would you recall? Not much, and it probably wouldn’t be very engaging. In fact, you may begin to focus on the smells and the sounds of people crunching on popcorn. Your thoughts might Read More
Every student processes information and learns differently because we each have our own, individual cognitive makeup as well as strengths and weaknesses. As a result, the key to successful remedial outcomes is to celebrate, understand, and accommodate the unique ways that each student thinks. How Can Educational Therapists and Learning Specialists Uncover How Each Student Thinks? There are Read More
Occasionally, I get inquiries from other learning specialists in the field that have difficult cases. Recently, a director of a tutoring academy asked me a question about a new student, and I thought I would share our correspondence for this week’s blog post. Names have been altered to preserve anonymity. ———————————————- Dear Erica: I have Read More
Slow and labored reading can make schooling a drag for many bright students, and in order to truly help these struggling learners, teachers and support personnel need to understand the root causes. The problem is that each student has their own unique contributing factors. As a result, the best way to serve each student is Read More
A common difficulty for individuals with dyslexia is word finding problems. They may know someone’s or something’s name one day, but are unable to access the same information the next. In fact, in those moments when they can not recall the needed name, they may be able to tell you how many syllables are in Read More
Getting prepared for the upcoming school year can be a complicated task that involves gathering school supplies, connecting with new teachers and administrators, establishing individual needs, creating house rules and routines, coordinating nutritious meals and snacks, and arranging any needed accommodations. To help with the process, I have created the following checklist: Stock Up on Read More
Over the 15 years that I have worked as a learning specialist and educational therapist, I have never had a student come into my office with a poor test grade and ask me to help them to learn the material that they clearly did not master. Instead of nurturing a desire to learn, our current Read More