Understanding Your Child’s Uniqueness – Evaluations & Assessments with Dr. Kari Miller, PhD, BCET

August 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

No two kids are the same and we all need “unique and special education” to succeed. Some students struggle in ways that fly under the radar and they don’t get the help they need to fully reach their potential. This teleseminar will show parents where to find professional help to identify their child’s strengths and weaknesses so he or she can get the right assistance. Hosted by Anderson & Associates Counseling and Psychologist Services.

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5 Ways an Educational Therapist Can Help Your Child

January 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Educational Therapist

Are you concerned because your child…

  • Has an individual learning style that schools and tutors don’t understand
  • Lacks the underlying academic skills to keep up with the rest of the class
  • Has weak basic learning skills such as memory and attention that are getting in the way of good grades
  • Hasn’t learned how to manage school by using the best study strategies, time management approaches and strategies for staying in charge of his or her emotions during tests
  • Says things such as “I can’t do this” or “I’ll never learn this” or “I’m so stupid”

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your child may have complicated learning needs that require specialized teaching approaches.
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Moms Fighting Autism – Tips from an Educational Therapist

October 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Dr. Kari recently appeared on a webinar for Moms Fighting Autism to discuss Improving Reading Comprehension for Students on the Spectrum: A Parent’s Guide to Simple Effective Strategies You Can Use at Home.

Click here to download the slide presentation and the handouts.

How Can I Prepare My Special Needs Student To Be Successful In College?

August 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

 
Only a small percentage of students with special learning needs attend college, but parents have the opportunity, from the moment their child is born, to insure that their child is one of the successful college graduates. Read more

My Child Needs What?…What Are Executive Skills And Why Do Students Need Them?

August 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 


All parents need to know about executive skills.  These are the skills that help us monitor and direct our lives.  We use our executive skills to plan and organize our behavior, make well-thought-out decisions, overrule immediate desires in favor of longer-term goals, take conscious control of emotions, and monitor our thoughts in order to work more efficiently and effectively.

Kids with ADHD have difficulty with one or more of the executive skills.  And other types of learning issues can cause a child to have trouble developing and using their executive skills. Read more