Blog Category - Struggling Readers


Mnemonic Devices to Help with Memory

Mnemonic Devices to Help with Memory

“Mnemonic” is another word for memory tool. Mnemonics are techniques for remembering information that is otherwise quite difficult to recall; a very simple example is the '30 days hath September' rhyme for remembering the number of days in each calendar month. …
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What's The Correlation Between Reading and Spelling?

What's The Correlation Between Reading and Spelling?

Spelling is hard. Our society expects that the average, educated person call spell. But I can tell you that I personally know of some executives and civic leaders who make many spelling mistakes.  Research has shown that learning to spell and learning to read depend on much of the …
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What Is Orton-Gillingham To Reading?

What Is Orton-Gillingham To Reading?

If you’re new to the fundamentals of reading, you may not have heard of the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading. The Orton-Gillingham methodology was developed by Dr. Samuel Orton and Dr. Anna Gillingham to help struggling readers through a language-based, …
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How to Quickly Improve Reading Levels for Struggling Readers

How to Quickly Improve Reading Levels for Struggling Readers

Many times, when we get a call at Reading Horizons it is from a desperate parent looking for help. “My child (or teen) is falling further and further behind in reading!” “I am so worried, my child still can’t read!” "Is there something I can do to help my …
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Family Literacy Organization Focuses on Reading Help

Family Literacy Organization Focuses on Reading Help

Have you heard of it? Until recently, neither had I. The organization is called the National Center for Family Literacy and they have been around since 1989. The NCFL states that: Literacy is at the root of a person’s ability to succeed, and the family is at the heart& …
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The Art of Reading... and Writing

The Art of Reading... and Writing

Without fail my daughter, Angie, has her children send handwritten thank you notes for gifts received and acts of kindness shared. I love getting those sweet words in the mail. Angie understands that she is teaching her children respect and gratitude. I happen to know that she is also …
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15 Ways to Help Your Learning Disabled Child Today!

15 Ways to Help Your Learning Disabled Child Today!

Improve your listening skills. Take the time to listen to your child every day Show an increase of love, especially after you have disciplined your child Look for and encourage their strengths, interests, and abilities. Help them to use these as compensations for any limitations or …
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The Advantages of ADD

The Advantages of ADD

Richard Whitehead, noted author and researcher in the UK, talks about the Strengths of Creative Thinkers. “Many people with learning differences of Dyslexia and ADD are capable of some extraordinary thinking. They can be extremely successful once they learn some coping …
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ADHD 'Faulty Switch'

ADHD 'Faulty Switch'

Research is now indicating that children with hyperactivity disorder have a faulty "off-switch" when it comes to their minds wandering. Brain scans of youngsters with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have shown for the first time why they may have difficulty with …
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Learning Disability Q & A

Learning Disability Q & A

What is the definition of a learning disability? A learning disability is a neurological disorder that affects the brain’s ability to receive, process, store, and respond to information. The term learning disability is used to describe the seemingly unexplained difficulty a …
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