Good Sensory Learning Blog

Empowering Students - Pay Attention and You Will Find the Magic

Posted by Erica Warren on

As a learning specialist and educational therapist, I find an individualized approach for each of my students is key. I also pay careful attention to my student’s mannerisms, sense of humor, and passions when creating a tailored intervention.  Just this past week, I was working with Olivia, a 10-year-old that will be entering the 5th grade this fall. In school, Olivia has struggled with maintaining attention, reading comprehension, multi-step directions, and math. This student is a vivacious and voracious learner who loves color and order. In fact, this past week, Olivia eagerly showed me a strategy that she created to...

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Focusing on the Negative - How Schooling Conditions an Abusive Inner Voice

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Come learn why and how schooling conditions a negative inner voice in students.  Also, discover ways to solve this situation and nurture a positive inner voice.  Read Dr. Warren's blog today. 

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The Magic of Humor - Bring the Silly into Student Sessions

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Dr. Warren discusses the magic or bringing humor in the classroom and how it not only increases mood and motivation but, as the research suggests, it also improves academic achievement and learning at large. Come find some strategies for success.

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7 Free Strategies for Selecting Reading Books for Kids

Posted by Erica Warren on

This week I have a guest post by Nancy Platt Dauwd. Nancy is an early literacy specialist, educational therapist and executive functioning coach in Ossining, NY. Nancy is passionate about multisensory and play-based education. Currently residing in Westchester, NY, Nancy is furthering her expertise in language acquisition and bilingual education. Each year as schools close their doors for summer vacation, a familiar scene plays out. Students joyously, rapturously careen into vacation mode without a thought to the summer reading lists and “enrichment packets” that likely made their way home in the final days of the school year. The ten weeks that make up...

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12 Executive Functioning Strategies for Student Success

Posted by Erica Warren on

Gearing up for the fall, teachers and parents often scour for strategies that can help learners maximize their learning potential, complete assignments on time, and manage their workload. Although, executive functioning is a no brainer for many, planning, time management and organization can be troublesome and bewildering for others. In fact, I work with many bright and capable students that have the intellect, test taking capabilities and desire to acquire top marks, yet missing assignments, lost materials, avoidant behavior and messy backpacks wreck their GPA. Each academic year offers students a fresh start, so providing them the needed resources and...

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