Lorraine Driscoll

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. […]

 Lorraine Driscoll

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 […]

 Lorraine Driscoll

Is a Disorganized Brain Causing Your Child to Struggle

Is a Disorganized Brain Causing Your Child to Struggle

If your child struggles with learning and behaviour then they likely have weak connections in a higher brain level called executive function—the brain’s CEO. Children, like adults, require executive function to accomplish a multitude of daily tasks like getting ready for school, focusing in class and homework completion. This mental skill set is responsible for […]

 Lorraine Driscoll

Don’t let the Winter Blues Sabotage Your Resolutions

Don’t let the Winter Blues Sabotage Your Resolutions

It seems a cruel joke that resolutions comes at the same time of year as the winter blues. Humans instinctively gravitate toward warm, rich, comforting food during winter which is why diet changes without the right supports is destined for failure. You can’t substitute poutine and potato chips with carrot sticks and salads; you need […]