Thursday, December 29, 2016

Happy New Year from Linder Educational Coaching!

Good morning,

We wanted to take a quick minute to wish all of our clients a very Happy New Year! 2017 is only a few days away and we are excited for the new challenges and adventures that it will surely bring. Thank you for another great year of being able to help students succeed and reach their goals!


Monday, December 19, 2016

Why Executive Function Is A Vital Stepping-Stone For Kids’ Ability to Learn

Good morning,

Today we are sharing an important article from KQED News about how children learn and their ability to be able to learn.

"Neuroscientists and educational psychologists are constantly learning more about how children learn and the various influences beyond IQ that affect cognition.'

'At the same time, critics have pushed back against the notion that students underperform only because of cognitive deficits, pointing to an equally pressing need for big changes to teaching practice. Many teachers are trying to combine the research about cognitive skills with more effective teaching practices. They are finding that whether students are working on self-directed projects or worksheets, executive functioning skills are important."

At Linder Educational Coaching, we recognize how important executive functioning is for a child's ability to learn. Not only that but we specialize in helping children with ADD, ADHD, other LDs, behavioral issues and problems with executive functioning. If you are a parent and feel that your child needs help with their ability to learn and recognize certain influences that could be hindering that, please contact us! We are here to help your child succeed!

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It

Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It

"It's frustrating that you can't read the simplest word in the world."

'Thomas Lester grabs a book and opens to a random page. He points to a word: galloping.

"Goll—. G—. Gaa—. Gaa—. G—. " He keeps trying. It is as if the rest ­­of the word is in him somewhere, but he can't sound it out.'

"I don't ... I quit." He tosses the book and it skids along the table.'

'Despite stumbling over the simplest words, Thomas — a fourth-grader — is a bright kid. In fact, that's an often-misunderstood part of dyslexia: It's not about lacking comprehension, having a low IQ or being deprived of a good education.'

'Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in the United States. It touches the lives of millions of people, including me and Thomas." (To read the rest of the article, click here.

Does your child have Dyslexia or you think they may have Dyslexia? Does your child have some other auditory processing problem and struggles in school? If you answered 'yes' then we can help! We are a small firm in the Northern Virginia area that caters to students with ADD, ADHD, other LDs, behavioral issues and problems with executive functioning.

Contact us today at or call Kristin directly at: (703) 270-9129.

Monday, December 5, 2016

How to Develop Mindsets for Compassion and Caring in Students

Good morning,

Today we are sharing an article from about the mindsets of our children and how as teachers we can better empower them to have compassion. It all stems from the early experiences of Dr. Robert Brooks, who found himself in an unusual teaching setting.

"Early in his career Dr. Robert Brooks became the principal of a school in a locked-door unit at McLean Psychiatric Hospital. He and his staff of teachers worked with children and adolescents who were severely disturbed and whose behavior showed their turmoil. Within the first few months, Brooks felt demoralized and dreaded work each day.'

What I realized is when you feel you are losing control in a classroom, you become more controlling,” Brooks said. But as he and his staff tried to make their students do exactly as they said, they only behaved worse and learned less.'

What changed was a group of courageous educators who totally shifted their mindsets, and when they shifted their mindsets they shifted the practices they were using,” Brooks said."

‘Once you say a kid is unmotivated or doesn’t care, you’re already reflecting a mindset in which you’re blaming the child, whether you mean to or not.’

To view the original article, click here.

If you feel like your child is unmotivated or feel like you have hit a point of frustration that is beyond repair, we can help!

One of our main roles is to offer mediation between parents and students, as well as the students and school. We can help reduce the conflict in the home by taking over the management of a student. We will encourage them, hold them accountable, and also teach them how to advocate at school. This allows many families to get their relationships back with their children, and leave the worry and stress of school to us.

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