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Are Colored Lenses an Effective Solution for Dyslexia?

Are Colored Lenses an Effective Solution for Dyslexia?

Despite the many gifts that come along with dyslexia, so do many challenges. As a parent of a dyslexic child you are always looking for ways to better assist your child and minimize the challenges that are associated with dyslexia. One solution that has helped many dyslexics is color- …
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Reading Removes Limits to Learning

It’s amazing how much information is available. In today’s day and age, if you want to learn something – you can. There is a book/article/video/class on almost every conceivable topic. And with reading skills in place, almost all limits to learning are removed. Recently …
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Top 10 Reading Horizons At Home Blog Posts of 2011

Top 10 Reading Horizons At Home Blog Posts of 2011

Here are the top 10 most viewed blog posts from the Reading Horizons At Home Blog during the year 2011: Top 10 Reading Apps for Children Games that Improve Phonics Development 18 POSITIVE Dyslexia Symptoms How to Get a Professional Dyslexia Diagnosis Helpful Hints for Adults with …
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Does My Child Have a Vision-Related Reading Challenge?

Does My Child Have a Vision-Related Reading Challenge?

By Guest Blogger, Joan Brennan  Very often when exhibiting our reading tools at educational conferences, parents and teachers will ask, “How will I know if my child (or student) has a vision-related reading challenge?”  It is a very good question, one that …
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Heard About The Reading Tub?

Heard About The Reading Tub?

The Reading Tub is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting reading and literacy. The website provides book reviews, a newsletter to promote the love of reading, and a helpful blog. Here are a few excerpts from Guided Reading at Home by& …
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Reading Fluency Matters

Reading Fluency Matters

We talk a lot about reading fluency around our office. It's a term that is easily misunderstood. In my mind, reading fluency is a natural ability to read without the burden of thinking about sounds, rules, and meaning. In educational circles, “fluency” is a buzz-word that gets …
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Thoughts on Mother’s Day 2011

Thoughts on Mother’s Day 2011

Even though Mother's Day was Sunday, May 8th, I wanted to take an extended look at mother's love and the gift of time. They’re lined up in a row on old Boston cobblestones in the Public Garden: Mrs. Mallard and her eight ducklings. The iconic statue – based on …
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A Day in the Life of a Struggling Reader

A Day in the Life of a Struggling Reader

The assumption is that by the time a student reaches 9th grade they know how to read. When in fact, up to 30 percent of students never learn to read above a third grade level. The added challenge is that most schools have very few resources to help remediate those students with reading …
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Dr Seuss Quote on Reading

Dr Seuss Quote on Reading

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go."  - Dr. Seuss
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Inferring, Vocabulary and Struggling Readers

Inferring, Vocabulary and Struggling Readers

Inferring is probably one of the most important strategies we apply to reading and to life. If our boss looks grumpy when we get to work, we could infer that it is probably not the best day to ask for a raise. If our friend looks down, we could infer that she probably needs a hug. …
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