Blog Category - Struggling Readers


My Child Hates to Read

My Child Hates to Read

It’s the big words. The stomachache, anxiety, and the “I will do anything,” to avoid reading syndrome. If your child is a struggling reader, you know the drill… and it can be difficult to be both the coach and the referee. Primarily there are two reasons why …
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Adult Literacy and Technology

Adult Literacy and Technology

I am part of the workplace now. And after being a full-time homemaker for many years, I am often painfully aware of the distinct disadvantages that my generation has compared to this digital generation. They grew up alongside computers almost before their first breath was taken. I am …
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Recognizing Dyslexia

Recognizing Dyslexia

"Dyslexia is not a disease to have and to be cured of, but a way of thinking and learning. Often it's a gifted mind waiting to be found and taught." - Girard Sagmiller, "Dyslexia My Life" Children with learning disabilities exhibit a wide range of symptoms. These include problems with …
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My Dad Can't Read

My Dad Can't Read

My dad is a self-made man. He is the epitome of, “work overcomes all obstacles.” After retiring from his very profitable business nearly 20 years ago, he started another small enterprise and is currently building a cabin (by himself) for our family. My dad is 72 years …
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Childhood Learning Disabilities - Tips for Parents

Childhood Learning Disabilities - Tips for Parents

Did you know that 4.6 million children suffer from some sort of learning disability? Not only is sheer number of children is the U.S. with learning disabilities a challenge, but there's also an overwhelming mountain of information, assessments, and support groups to climb. We are …
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Read With Your Grandchildren

Read With Your Grandchildren

Today, I am writing from a different perspective – the grandparent one. Not only am I lucky enough to be called by that wonderful name, I also happen to know that many of the inquiries that we receive at Reading Horizons is from grandparents who are worried about a grandchild who …
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Excerpts from: Neurofeedback and Learning Disabilities

Excerpts from: Neurofeedback and Learning Disabilities

There’s a new pilot study being conducted by a team at The Ohio State University on neurofeedback for ADHD that was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. It seems that the concept of neurofeedback training or EEG neurofeedback is new to most people. However, …
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Two Million Children Homeschooled

Two Million Children Homeschooled

In research released this week, we can see the growth of homeschooling in our country. HSLDA quoted the National Home Education Research Institute's findings January 4, 2011. The NHERI study used data from both government and private sources in order to arrive at …
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The Myths Surrounding ADHD

The Myths Surrounding ADHD

I raised a son during the ‘80s who was diagnosed with ADHD. It’s also very likely that I brought up a couple of other boys that had the disorder too. We just didn’t have much information at the time. So it was with great interest that I read the recent (12/2/10) NY Times …
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The Orton-Gillingham Story

The Orton-Gillingham Story

The story begins in the 1930s, when physician researchers Dr. Samuel T. Orton and Anna Gillingham concluded that struggling readers flourished when exposed to the structured patterns of explicit, systematic phonics instruction. In addition, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. …
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