Lynn Nitcher – Office Manager

As a lifelong a Texas resident, Lynn graduated from Texas Tech University in 1988 with a BA in French, followed by her Teacher’s Certification from the University of North Texas in 1991.  After raising her children at home, Lynn spent 12+ years working in early childhood education in the private sector, public education Title 1…

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Lynn Nitcher – Office Manager

As a lifelong a Texas resident, Lynn graduated from Texas Tech University in 1988 with a BA in French, followed by her Teacher’s Certification from the University of North Texas in 1991.  After raising her children at home, Lynn spent 12+ years working in early childhood education in the private sector, public education Title 1…

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Neuropsychological vs Psycho-educational Evaluations

A Neuropsychological evaluation is an in-depth assessment of how someone’s brain works, or of skills and abilities linked to brain function. A neuropsychological evaluation measures things like memory, language, problem solving, attention, visual-spatial skills, IQ, and academic skills like reading, writing, and math. It can also include social-emotional functioning. This type of testing is different…

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Early Assessment and Intervention for Dyslexia is Key

As a former teacher of elementary children and a dyslexia therapist, I constantly spoke with parents, administrators, and teachers about the importance of assessing students that were identified at-risk in reading, writing, and spelling by the middle of their first-grade year. These are the students that are participating in interventions like Reading Recovery, literacy groups,…

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Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia

What are some of the best accommodations for students with Dyslexia? First, it is important to understand that an accommodation is just a way to level the playing field for a student with a Dyslexia. Accommodations do not CHANGE the curriculum at all, they just change the way it is delivered. Below are some examples…

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Learning Differences and ADHD in School Aged Children

Academic difficulties can become especially pronounced during the adolescent years. This is when schoolwork begins to become more challenging and demanding, preparing students for more complex high school coursework and eventually, college- and university-level classes. Sometimes, young people have minimal academic struggles throughout their elementary school years, but then face difficulties in adolescence when academic…

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