Our work tutoring special needs students was honored by the Boston Parents Paper. They presented us with the Family Favorite Special Needs After School Programs Top 5 Award. Thousands of parents voted for Y3K Tutor In Your Home in each of two separate rounds. We are flattered that all you families chose us as your favorite after school special needs leader. Thank you for the award!
Pets can improve cognitive function. Cognitive function includes reasoning, memory, attention and language. It leads directly to the attainment of information and knowledge. One example of how animals can help with cognitive function is from a pet therapy study. Pet therapy was shown to help preserve and enhance the function of residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities with cognitive impairment. As you can see, adopting a pet can be beneficial.
The Y3K Tutor In Your Home owner provides weekly tutoring for my middle-schooler who is bright but struggles with social pragmatics and rigidity, making public school a difficult learning environment. His creative and non-threatening approach is very effective in helping my son think critically about his assignments and his teachers’ expectations. In addition to developing his writing and language skills, he is also able to feed his insatiable appetite for complex math by expanding on the basic concepts covered in the school curriculum. He is an excellent academic tutor and is also very organized and dependable. I highly recommend him for a variety of learners and learning needs.
Pollard Middle School Parent
Y3K TUTOR IN YOUR HOME’S ADHD QUIZ #5: GENETICS
Q: True or False: ADHD can be passed down from parent to child?
A: True. Studies have shown that ADHD runs in families. Several genes have been identified that may increase risk.
Y3K TUTOR IN YOUR HOME’S ADHD QUIZ #3: AVERAGE AGE
Q: What is the average age of first time ADHD diagnosis?
A: 7 years old
Y3K TUTOR IN YOUR HOME’S ADHD QUIZ #2: INCREASE
Q: What is the percent increase in ADHD diagnosis from the 2004 – 2005 school year to the 2011 – 2012 school year?
The most common symptoms of ADHD are:
Inattention: difficulty concentrating, following instructions, and staying on task
Impulsiveness: interrupting, talking over others and loss of emotional control
Hyperactivity: fidgeting and experiencing restlessness
Tomorrow we will have some fun and test your knowledge of ADHD.
HOW TO MAKE KIDS WANT TO READ #2: Comics, Magazines and Newspapers Count
Reading must be fun or a child won’t read it. Not all reading comes in the form of a book. Allow your student to choose comic books, magazines, and newspapers. Superhero comics, graphic novels, sports magazines, MAD Magazine, and the sports section of the newspaper are some of the most exciting reading out there. Encourage them to read these if they hate reading books. Don’t worry that these are not considered “fine classic literature” by all the snobby know-it-alls. Reading is reading and these items are fun. Kids aren’t going to want to read long books with lots of words on the page, they need smaller books with more engaging writing to keep them interested. This is why magazines and comic books are perfect.
Verbal (linguistic) learners prefer both the written and spoken word. They depend on language reasoning rather than abstract visual information. For example in math they find word problems easier than algebra equations.
Students that use this style find it easy to express themselves both in writing and verbally. They tend to enjoy reading and writing. They also tend to know the meaning of many words and regularly make an effort to find the meaning of new words.
Don’t allow fear to get in the way of desire. When we show a student that they can overcome their academic fears, they become successful. This is true for all types of students including ones with executive function, Asperger’s, PDD, language based disabilities, regular ed. and etc.