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Academic Performance

Ruth's Innovative Academic Tools program is a distinctly concrete, specific, barebones, and comprehensive approach that covers the skill areas necessary for true academic success. It's highly effective with teens and young adults, as well as those with ADHD and/or other challenges. At its core, this unique program incorporates many essential executive functioning skills. It works when nothing else has.

Ruth specializes in: 

  • Follow-through with homework

  • Organization/Prioritizing 

  • Procrastination

  • Learning potential

  • ADHD and executive functioning skills

  • Motivation 

  • Failing grades 

  • School anxiety 

  • School resistance

  • And more


Skill sets include:

  • Assignment Notebook - a novel approach that includes time management and planning, accountability, and more 

  • Follow-through with homework

  • Reading textbooks, to increase comprehension and recall, and to decrease study time for tests      

  • Study skills 

  • Daily/weekly planner

  • Parent training - includes daily and weekly structure, a check-in system for accountability, effective consequences and reinforcement, accommodations for academics, and more

  • And more


Over the years, Ruth’s teens and young adults have taught her what works for them, and this program is a big part of their input and experience. It continues to be most effective and successful in helping students maximize their academic performance and to actualize their true learning potential. 


  • Improved grades 

  • Improved time management 

  • Improved responsibility and discipline 

  • Improved organization skills 

  • Improved accountability 

  • Improved motivation 

  • Improved focus and follow-through 

  • Improved study skills 

  • Improved comprehension and recall 

  • Improved learning potential 

  • Improved parent/teen relationships

Ruth also specializes in dyslexia, a neurologically-based learning disability that includes:

  • Decoding (word attack skills – reading)  

  • Encoding (spelling) 

  • Reading comprehension 

  • Speaking (organizing thoughts to speech, correct verb tense, ...)

Ruth uses Project Read, a comprehensive language program based out of Bloomington, MN, and Language Tool Kit, Cambridge, MA.

See Also:

Executive Functions


Parent Training and Support

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