Blog Category - General


Giving the Gift of Literacy

I've learned of a customer from Georgia who just purchased five of our software programs to give as gifts to families she knew in her church congregation who very much wanted and needed help with reading skills. Those will be far-reaching gifts. Some people are such an inspiration!
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Solution for Struggling Readers is Reading Programs

It continually amazes me the differences in financial situations of people who call in for help each day. Sometimes there is mention of the many thousands of dollars they've invested in private schools that still don't know how to solve the problem of dyslexia. Other times it's the many …
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Reading Activities

Last week I enjoyed speaking with a homeschooling mom in Quebec, Canada. Her English was great, though she did easily slip into French without intending to. It has been a long time since my jr. high school French classes, but coincidently, the week before I had been listening to "Les …
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Learn to Read with Systematic and Explicit Phonics

I feel I've had my eyes opened to something this week--- to see more clearly why controversy exists in the minds of some people about whether phonics or whether whole-word reading programs are chosen. Because of all the research done now, especially about INTENSIVE phonics, I've found it …
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Mothers and Reading Activities - Open Wide the World of Learning

Over the holidays our family went to see the movie " The Blindside", and we have since recommended it to others. Early on in the show I suspected that the plot's main struggle was going to be an inablility to read, but not so. Actually, the main character could read but didn't grasp why …
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3 Steps to Improving Yourself and Your Reading Skills

As the New Year approaches, many contemplate New Year's resolutions. Resolutions usually involve setting goals to improve oneself in one or more areas. Many want to improve their education or get a better job. In order for this type of self-help to be successful, there are a few steps …
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Snowy Roads and Making a Difference

Waking up to wintry weather and snowy roads usually affects me with the desire to stay by a warm fire and hunker down with a great book. Road conditions here can be worthy of the anxiety they cause. I noticed this morning that despite that feeling I was still happy to come to work; the …
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Parent Education

When my husband and I have  found our children struggling with different needs we don't have the answers for or know what to do about, I sometimes feel reluctant to ask for help, even though I care very much. That is probably a common situation. We value our family's self-reliance, …
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Dyscalculia - What About Problems With Numbers?

We have had numerous parents and individuals ask about problems with numbers. Many who struggle with reading also struggle with math. Just as dyslexia refers to individuals who struggle with reading, dyscalculia refers to individuals of average intelligence who struggle with mathematical …
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Reading and Spelling Skills: The Mirror Processes

Yesterday a call came from someone who indicated he didn't struggle with reading or dyslexia, but had big trouble with spelling. He was frustrated that he couldn't put his thoughts on paper in any real form because his spelling was so limited. Since spelling is a mirror process of reading- …
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