Wright Academics Blog

Working Memory

Working Memory

Working Memory Working memory is one’s ability to hold on to and work with information for a short amount of time. It is one of the executive skills. Often working memory is accompanied by ADHD or an attention disorder. Just like slow processing speed, interacting...

Slow Processing Speed

Slow Processing Speed

Slow Processing Speed Processing speed is the amount of time it takes for someone to take in information or an emotional cue, process it, and then respond. Processing can be visual (looking at or reading information) or verbal (verbal directions). Some people can...

Supporting College Students

Supporting College Students

Supporting College Students Because we work with students of all different ages and backgrounds, our experience affords us the ability to notice trends in the education space. Recently, we’ve noticed college students feeling increasingly unmotivated and stuck. Many...

All About ADHD

All About ADHD

All About ADHD What is attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)? According to psychologist Dr. Michelle Frank, it is the deregulation of executive functioning and self-regulation in the brain. Often, ADHD leads to challenges with attentional control, working...

The Orton-Gillingham Approach

The Orton-Gillingham Approach

The Orton-Gillingham Approach To round out dyslexia awareness month, we’re featuring the Orton-Gillingham approach. This approach is designed to help students with dyslexia learn in a multi-sensory, cumulative way that makes sense to them. Orton-Gillingham was created...

How NOT to be a Helicopter Parent

How NOT to be a Helicopter Parent

How NOT to be a Helicopter Parent As a parent, I know I’ve wanted to swoop in and fix my child’s struggles, and sometimes one of my girls would let me. But more often, they wanted to do things their own way. As we get further into October, maybe you’ve found yourself...

Fall Checklist: Top 7 Tips

Fall Checklist: Top 7 Tips

Fall Checklist: Top 7 Tips Chris Mann is a unique, dedicated member of our Wright Academics family. An experienced executive skills coach, Chris is always ready to help our students. He has taken on the role of morning tutor for our drop-off program and helps many...

The Overwhelm & How to Beat It

The Overwhelm & How to Beat It

The Overwhelm & How to Beat It What have these past few weeks felt like for you? For me, they have felt overwhelming, and I have noticed this as a general theme for nearly everyone I have spoken to. It seems we are in another round of change and unpredictability...

What Do You Have to Work With?

What Do You Have to Work With?

What Do You Have to Work With? The beginning of the school year looks different for everyone in 2020. Some students are learning virtually while others are in-person and still more have opted to homeschool amidst the uncertainty. How can we best support our students...

The Gift

The Gift

The Gift In previous blogs we have been chatting about the challenges of having dyslexia, but dyslexia is also a gift. No one embodies this more than Erika Gabrys. Those with dyslexia see things differently, in a much more visual, spatial way. They are often highly...