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Distinguishing Between Autism and ADHD in Children

Many children with autism struggle to start and complete their homework assignments. They may lose papers, notebooks, and teacher’s notes. Some may find it difficult to plan and prioritize their actions, and to self-monitor. When children struggle in these areas, it is often a sign of issues with executive functioning skills.
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ADHD Tutoring Programs

Students with ADHD often struggle with executive functioning skills, including organization, planning, time management, and task initiation. These skills can be critical for success in school. Effective ADHD tutoring programs can help students develop these skills and thrive academically. ADHD tutors should not only teach students strategies to develop these skills, but should show them how to apply the strategies to their relevant school work. Let’s delve into some of these strategies: Time management in ADHD tutoring programs Individuals with ADHD tend to struggle with time management. They are often late, wait until the last minute to complete tasks, or have an unrealistic sense of how long an assignment will take to complete. To help develop this skill, an ADHD tutor can teach students to differentiate between the ET, or estimated time (how long they think it will take to complete a task) and compare it to the AT, or
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Bodacity Podcast with Jannette Anderson

Topic: How parents can advocate for their special needs child Date published: 8/7/23 Listen to the full podcast here Dr. Levy appeared on this Bodacity podcast with Jannette Anderson to discuss how to build academic skills and self-esteem for students who struggle in school. Children with learning challenges often have many gifts. Those with dyslexia may be brilliant artists. Individuals with ADHD may be incredible visionaries who go on to be successful leaders or business owners later in life. Getting through school, however, for these students, can be a challenge. You can help your child with learning challenges excel in school with the strategies detailed below. Take action! If you notice your child is struggling with a skill or set of skills, such as reading, writing, or math, or is having trouble staying focused, don’t wait to take action! Many parents don’t learn about their child’s struggles in school until parent-teacher conferences or sometimes even
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Jennifer Purcell Interview with Dr. Levy

Topic: Living with an Invisible Learning Challenge Date published: 7/28/23 Listen to the full podcast here In this podcast, Dr. Levy discusses nonverbal learning disabilities and strategies that can help students with NVLD thrive in school.  Individuals with nonverbal learning disabilities typically have many strengths but also exhibit academic challenges. For instance, they may have difficulty with reading comprehension, especially inferencing, and understanding abstract language. They often have trouble breaking down and solving math word problems, and may struggle with executive functioning skills, such as planning, time management, task initiation, and prioritization. Learning strategies for developing these areas of weakness can help students with nonverbal learning disabilities perform well in school. To build their reading comprehension skills, it is helpful to teach students with nonverbal learning disabilities to be active, rather than passive readers. For instance, instead of asking them to simply read a passage and answer reading comprehension questions,
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PreK-12 1-on-1
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IN-PERSON TUTORING

(212) 249-0147

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Study Skills
  • Math
  • Orton Gillingham
Dear Dr. Levy, My son received an excellent report card. I can’t say enough good things about his EBL tutor. She has done a tremendous job helping him improve his reading and writing skills. Most importantly, she is wise and kind. She is always patient with him. Because of his tutor, my son writes with much more ease.
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