Blog Category - Struggling Readers


Is Poor Vision the Cause of Your Child’s Reading Problem?

Is Poor Vision the Cause of Your Child’s Reading Problem?

If your child struggles with reading it may not be solely a skill-based problem, more and more vision problems are being contributed to poor school performance. According to See to Learn, 20% of kindergarten students have vision problems, rising to 30-40% as children reach high …
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How to Spur Your Child’s Early Reading Skills and Academic Readiness

How to Spur Your Child’s Early Reading Skills and Academic Readiness

 If you have a young child, it’s probably safe to say that you hope for your child’s future success. You want your child to succeed in school and every aspect of his life. Luckily, there is a simple step you can take each day to ensure this will happen. In order to spur …
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Homeschool vs Public School: Which Creates Better Readers?

Homeschool vs Public School: Which Creates Better Readers?

Have you ever wondered how homeschooling contrasts to the public school system? In one of the first nonpartisan studies conducted to compare the outcomes of home education to public schooling, researcher Sandra Martin-Chang of the Concordia Department of Education discovered: " …
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3 Parenting Habits that Motivate Children to Do Homework

3 Parenting Habits that Motivate Children to Do Homework

How motivated is your child to do well in school? Is he disinterested or eagerly working to enhance his mind? Recent research from Ben-Gurion University has revealed that your child’s motivation may be more swayed by your attitude about their education then …
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The Dyslexic Advantage

The Dyslexic Advantage

Tommy Hilfiger, Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Walt Disney, Muhammad Ali, Agatha Christie, Edgar Allen Poe, Richard Branson, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Sir Issac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Thomas Jefferson, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, …
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Back to School Study Tips

Back to School Study Tips

The back to school season is in full-swing. Now that the syllabus has been handed out and the introductions and formalities of starting a new school year are almost complete, expect loads of homework to start coming in. For a child, managing homework can be stressful but you can help to …
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How Can Someone with Dyslexia Learn to Read?

How Can Someone with Dyslexia Learn to Read?

"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 The dyslexic mind is truly gifted. Those with dyslexia are able to look at things as a big …
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How Does Your Child’s Reading Habits Measure Up?

How Does Your Child’s Reading Habits Measure Up?

How often does you child read? Does he/she read for long periods of time or just for a few minutes? The answer to these questions is highly correlated with reading ability. Look at these statistics from the New National Literacy Trust 2011 research study to see how your child' …
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The Value of Time for Struggling Readers

The Value of Time for Struggling Readers

Those who have difficulty with processing what they read and/or hear can greatly benefit from having additional time to process. Almost 80 percent of those in special education have some type of processing disorder, such as dyslexia. If you are working with someone who has a …
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What Smart Parents Should Do If Their Child Struggles With Reading

What Smart Parents Should Do If Their Child Struggles With Reading

As you send your child back to school or begin this year’s homeschool curriculum, make sure to get your child “the education they deserve". In Peg Tyre’s latest book, "The Good School: How Smart Parents Get Their Kids the Education They Deserve”, she …
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