Lorraine Driscoll

Lorraine Driscoll writes How Balance & Core Muscles Can Impact ADHD

Lorraine Driscoll writes How Balance & Core Muscles Can Impact ADHD

With back-to-school around the corner, I am getting plenty of parents contacting me because they are dreading calls from school about their child’s behaviour. Last time I explained how a weak vestibular system and core muscles can impact reading ability. Research has also found that it also plays a significant role in ADHD. When core […]

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6 Ways to Develop Auditory Memory

In previous articles, I explained how poor working memory can affect learning, attention and reading comprehension. Some children simply have a weak working memory because of undeveloped lower brain levels or because it is not practiced. Memorization exercises are the starting point in developing a strong working memory. This week I will explain how you […]

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Lorraine Driscoll examines Reading Comprehension Difficulties

Lorraine Driscoll examines Reading Comprehension Difficulties

Here is the latest column by Lorraine Driscoll: In my last article, I wrote about how poor working memory affects learning disabilities. Poor working memory can have a significant impact on the ability to decode and comprehend written text. Up to 70% of students with learning disabilities in reading score ‘very low’ on working memory. […]

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How Movement Can Re-Organize Your Childs Brain

How Working Memory Influences Learning Disabilities. When I explained working memory to a ten-year-old last week, he said, “I get it. It’s called working memory because it’s the memory you need to do your work.” When working memory is weak your child can appear careless and unfocused. Despite your child’s efforts—they can’t seem to do […]

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How Working Memory Influences Learning Disabilities

How Working Memory Influences Learning Disabilities

When I explained working memory to a ten-year-old last week, he said, “I get it. It’s called working memory because it’s the memory you need todo your work.” When working memory is weak your child can appear careless and unfocused. Despite your child’s efforts”they can’t seem to do anything right. A weak working memory influences […]