Monday, August 14, 2017

'Social Camouflage' May Lead To Underdiagnosis Of Autism In Girls

Good morning,

Today's article share from npr.org brings light to increasing realization about Autism: more boys are diagnosed than girls, but not because girls with autism aren't out there, they are just able to better blend in socially. "Boys appear to be more vulnerable to the disorder, but there is some evidence that the gender gap may not be as wide as it appears. That's because the symptoms of autism are often less obvious in girls than they are in boys. Girls can be better at blending in, says Dr. Louis Kraus, a psychiatrist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, who specializes in autism."


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It's also no secret that the earlier intervention a child with Autism receives, the better chances of future success. "A late diagnosis of autism is a setback for any child, psychiatrist Kraus says, pointing to research that shows the earlier the diagnosis and intervention, the better the outcome.
'You can always make up academics. That's never a huge worry if you fall a little behind with academics," he says. "What is much, much harder to do is make up social development.'

Today, there are an increasing number of academic and community programs geared to help teens and young adults with autism catch up on their social development."

At Linder Education we can help you and your Autistic child get back on track. We cater to students with ADD, ADHD, other LDs, behavioral issues and problems with executive functioning by helping to focus on organization, planning for the week and month, study skills, test-taking skills, subject comprehension, and independence. All of which can help them in and out of the classroom.  To learn more about the services we offer visit:  http://www.lindereducationalcoaching.com/



Monday, August 7, 2017

We're All Born With Mathematical Abilities (And Why That's Important)

Good morning,

Here at Linder Education, we see a variety of children who struggle in various subjects, concepts or with learning abilities. It is no secret that a majority of today's children and students can struggle at some point with mathematics. Math is difficult for many children and today's article share from npr.org talks about how math skills are even more important than ever and how we can possibly re-shape our children's future in mathematics from as early as birth.

"Being literate with numbers and math is becoming increasingly important in modern society — perhaps even more important than literacy, which was the focus of a lot of educational initiatives for so many years.


We know now that numeracy at the end of high school is a really strong and important predictor of an individual's economic and occupational success. We also know from many, many different studies — including those conducted by my MU colleague, David Geary — that kids who start school behind their peers in math tend to stay behind. And the gap widens over the course of their schooling." (Npr.org)

To read the entire article visit the article link here.

If you feel that your child has misunderstood mathematics or is struggling to grasp some of the basic concepts in math, it's not too late! We can help your child learn their strengths and weaknesses and how to develop strategies to improve upon them. After all, we believe that each person learns differently and needs to find a way to use his/her natural abilities in school.


To learn more about our services, including private coaching, visit: http://www.lindereducationalcoaching.com/