Blog Category - Struggling Readers


At What Age Should Your Child Be Able To Read?

At What Age Should Your Child Be Able To Read?

Are you wondering if your child is “on time” when it comes to reading? According to the U.S. Department of Education, here are the language milestones your child should reach at each age: CHILDREN AGES 0-3: Imitate some of the sounds and rhythms adults use when they …
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Overcoming Dyslexia's Challenges: Five Famous Examples

Overcoming Dyslexia's Challenges: Five Famous Examples

The International Dyslexia Association defines dyslexia as a learning disability that impairs a person’s ability to read, write and spell. Some dyslexics experience other symptoms such as trouble comprehending math, poor coordination or vision problems. Dyslexia is manageable and …
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Using an Orton Gillingham Approach in the Home

Using an Orton Gillingham Approach in the Home

If you have a child who struggles with reading you will do everything you can to understand the reasons for your child’s difficulties.  You have seen your child’s frustration and have suffered alongside them as you yourself struggle to understand how to help them. In your …
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YouTube Videos that Instruct & Inspire!

A good majority of us would say that we are visual people. It is a safe assumption to make when statistics say that on average you will spend 2 minutes longer on this post because it has viewable video on it. Now, you might think this is unfortunate for a  blog whose main focus is on …
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The Literacy Key

The Literacy Key

I was born in Canada in 1967 when dyslexia was almost unheard of and autism was yet to be classified as a disability. So although I was a child struggling with both of these, there were no neat sets of criteria by which professionals could assess, diagnose me, and try to adapt my …
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3 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Become Better Readers

3 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Become Better Readers

Guest post by freelance blogger, Pepper Givens Remembering letters, sounds, and sight words may be difficult for your kindergartner.  Reading long picture books may seem impossible to your second grader. Your fifth grader might struggle to finish his or her assigned chapter book …
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When to “Sound the Word Out” and When to Try a Different Approach to Reading with Your Child

When to “Sound the Word Out” and When to Try a Different Approach to Reading with Your Child

Parents everywhere know that children are naturally-curious creatures.  It could be an infant who discovers that pots and pans make noise when you bang them together, a toddler who learns (the hard way) that grown-up scissors will cut hair, or a kid who asks the kind of questions …
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Why Should Parents Care About Phonics Instruction?

Why Should Parents Care About Phonics Instruction?

Experience teaches us to be skeptical when things seem too good to be true, and it seems like 98% of the time an opportunity appears too amazing, something surely is amiss.  But sometimes you find a wonderful thing that doesn’t come with a catch, like the perfect pair of shoes …
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How to Help A Deaf Child Become a Successful Reader

How to Help A Deaf Child Become a Successful Reader

New parents are always such an endearing and amusing sight.  They cannot yet look at their babies without an Olympic-sized grin and a monumental show of pride as if their child just became the only infant in history to win a gold medal.  Even better than the uncontrollably- …
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10 Ways Parents Can Grow Their Child's Reading Skills

10 Ways Parents Can Grow Their Child's Reading Skills

One major and important skill that children need for a happy and healthy life is the ability to become a fluent reader.  Reading isn't a skill that develops naturally  – it is a learned ability.  Even though reading may not occur naturally, there are certain …
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