Blog Category - Struggling Readers


3 Reasons Your Child Hates to Read

3 Reasons Your Child Hates to Read

Parents often have a hard time understanding why their child doesn’t enjoy reading, especially when it is something they grew up enjoying. However, if you simply let your child go on hating reading, you might miss some of the clues that a bigger problem is going on. Here are three …
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Reluctant Reader? Try Memoirs.

Reluctant Reader? Try Memoirs.

"Am I in the story Nana?" That's what my grandchildren ask when they hear me talking about writing my life story. I can’t think of a better way to get a reluctant reader going than to share a memoir featuring them.   Memoirs, unlike autobiographies, aren't …
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Storytelling and Reading Comprehension

Storytelling and Reading Comprehension

The art of storytelling helps young children make connections in their own communities while increasing their emergent literacy skills. Storytelling allows children to organize and make sense of life experiences while making meaning and communicating with others (Anderson & …
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Helpful Hints for Adults with Dyslexia or Other Learning Disabilities

Helpful Hints for Adults with Dyslexia or Other Learning Disabilities

Below are eight helpful tips that you can use if you have dyslexia or any other learning disabilities. When taking classes to improve skills, use a tape recorder in class to record the lesson. Later, listen to the tape a number of times until you understand it completely. …
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How Should You Respond to Your Child's Reading Problems?

How Should You Respond to Your Child's Reading Problems?

Parenting is an interesting thing, because whether or not you are a parent: you have opinions about parenting. Why? Because we love to blame them for how their children turn out. We all know someone that is difficult to work with or frustrate us for one reason or another; and we love to …
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Excerpts From: Why Learning To Read Is So Hard by David Morgan, MD

Excerpts From: Why Learning To Read Is So Hard by David Morgan, MD

As a rule of thumb around 15% of children find it easy to learn to read at a very young age. Another 25% learn quickly, without too much effort. The next 56% find reading hard or very hard. And the final 4% have substantial barriers to ever learning to read. That is over half the …
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What is the Best Way to Teach My Child How to Read?

What is the Best Way to Teach My Child How to Read?

Whether you just met with your child’s teacher, observed your child doing homework, or your child has brought it up; you have recently discovered that your child is struggling with reading (or maybe learning for the first time) and you aren’t sure what to do next. Luckily, …
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How Would A Tiger Mother Handle A Struggling Reader?

How Would A Tiger Mother Handle A Struggling Reader?

Amy Chu, a Law professor and author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother has sparked a major debate on how strict is too strict when it comes to parenting. Chinese mothers, according to Chua, believe that children, once they get past the toddler stage, need to be told in …
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Dialogue To Help Adult Struggling Readers

Dialogue To Help Adult Struggling Readers

Some of you know by now that my father was illiterate until 60 years of age and we never knew about his condition. Someone asked me the other day how we found out about his inability to read. One day during a Sunday dinner my father told us, as calmly as can be, that he never learned …
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Teaching Reading Strategies to Adults

Teaching Reading Strategies to Adults

It’s not the first thing that you bring up in a conversation. “By the way, I can’t read.” Who would? But did you know that there are more than 32 million adults in the U.S. who by definition lack basic literacy skills? ProLiteracy which promotes reading …
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