Think Smart Center


Learning Skills for the ADHD and Dyslexic Student

At the Think Smart Center we are skilled with 18 years of experience in specific techniques and strategies to develop focus for the ADHD student.  We also strengthen auditory processing skills for the ADHD student as well as for the Dyslexic Student.  Additional core learning skills are systematically developed as a foundation and core to learning.  When the core development and phonemically based reading techniques are combined together, these students progress at an accelerated rate.  Ability to learn is significantly improved and students dramatically improve in months rather than years.

What are the main reasons why the ADHD and Dyslexic student have difficulty learning?

  • Lack of or poor instruction

If some tutoring and additional homework does not quickly solve the problem, this is not the cause of your child’s difficulties.

  •  A lack of motivation

Motivation is seldom the reason for difficulty when a child first starts school, but with continual struggle and failure, most children lose their motivation and start to avoid hard tasks. This avoidance then adds to learning problems.

  •  A lack of underlying learning skills

If learning problems cannot quickly be resolved with a little extra tutoring then usually there are deficiencies in the underlying learning skills required to make learning easy, efficient, and fast.

Think Smart Core Learning Program improves the following learning skills for the ADHD and Dyslexic Reader that are so critical for success in every area of their lives.:

Focus & Attention

If attention skills are deficient, then the ability to stay on a task for long periods of time or ignore distractions would limit the ability of other mental skills. The ADHD student usually has difficulty focusing and connecting with their eyes long enough to proper complete a task. Maintaining eye contact with others also can be a challenge and affect their ability to remember want others tell them. Many students including the ADHD students need improvement in this area.

Working memory

If you cannot retain information long enough to properly handle that information, reading comprehension will suffer.

Processing speed

If the speed of processing is slow, then the information held in working memory may be lost before it can be used, requiring one to start all over again.

Visual processing

If visual manipulation or visual imagery is poor then those tasks that require seeing in your head (math word problems, and comprehension, etc.) will suffer.

Long-term memory

If the abilities to store and retrieve information easily are poor, then wrong conclusions and answers will result.

Auditory processing

If blending, segmenting and sound analysis are poorly developed, then sounding out words when reading or spelling will be very difficult and result in errors.  Most students that have difficulty learning are weak in this skill.  The Dyslexic students especially need to learn to properly sequence sounds.  The ADHD students usually lack this skill as a result of their inability to stay focused long enough to develop it.

Logic and Reasoning

If these abilities are poor, then problem solving, math, and comprehension will be poor.


These learning skills working together (integrated) form the proper learning system of a successful student.

These learning skills for the ADHD and Dyslexic student are the foundation that enable their learning to be easier and faster. The experience of successful learning makes a student feel good and their self-esteem is dramatically improved.


No child needs to suffer with poor learning skills. Your child deserves the success that other students enjoy.  Strengthening these learning skills and integrating them creates permanent results and will set your child on the path to confidence and success.  With these permanent results that continue to grow and develop even after the program, your child will move forward to better learning, more confidence, and more independent learning.  

For a free phone consultation:

   Call Connie at

   Think Smart Center

   (502)  245-1098


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