Blog Category - Struggling Readers


Back to School Book Recommendations – Ages 8-12

Back to School Book Recommendations – Ages 8-12

It’s that time again. Back to School. This is an exciting time of year; new teachers, new classes and new friends. It’s a time to re-establish routines and to re-focus. However, it can bring a lot of uncertainty and anxiety for children – especially those who  …
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Simon Says: Improve Reading

Simon Says: Improve Reading

Many of us spent time in class and with our friends playing “Simon Says” when we were younger, thinking it was simply a game. But new research has revealed that playing this game as a child can actually predict future academic success in both reading and …
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Back to School Book Recommendations – Ages 4-7

Back to School Book Recommendations – Ages 4-7

It’s that time again: Back to School. This is an exciting time of year; new teachers, new classes and new friends. It’s a time to re-establish routines and to re-focus academically. However, it can bring a lot of uncertainty and anxiety for children – especially …
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Dyslexia Research: What Does Hearing Have to Do With It?

Dyslexia Research: What Does Hearing Have to Do With It?

“Who is the flounder of this company?” Notice anything off about this sentence? (Flounder should be founder). This is something you might hear someone with dyslexia or auditory processing disorder say (or if you’re anything like me, speaking errors …
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Is Dyslexia a Disability?

Here is our Dyslexia Specialist, Shantell Berrett, discussing whether or not dyslexia is a disability: To learn more about dyslexia, watch our free dyslexia webinar: “Dyslexia: From Symptoms to Solutions.” Watch the free dyslexia webinar! ›
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Does Your Child Correctly Sound Out Words When Reading?

Does Your Child Correctly Sound Out Words When Reading?

Have you ever listened to your child read out loud? Did he sound out each word correctly? Or did he ask how to say a lot of the words? This may be a sign that your child needs to work on his word decoding skills. Word decoding skills are what we use to break apart words into …
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Top Five Reading Blog Posts – Second Quarter 2011

Top Five Reading Blog Posts – Second Quarter 2011

1) Pinpoint Your Child’s Reading Problem This Summer If your child is a reluctant, resistant, or struggling reader, you may be wondering what you are going to do this summer to help them move past these ongoing challenges. We already know that too many children are not learning …
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The Academic Gender Gap

The Academic Gender Gap

You may or may not be aware of the ever-increasing academic gap between girls and boys. In the last thirty years, female students have not only caught up to the male students, but have even surpassed them in academic achievement. More girls are on the National Honor Society, have a …
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Guys Read

Guys Read

Jon Scieszka, author of children's books such as The Stinky Cheese Man and the Time Warp Trio series, created a website called Guys Read, which takes a look at the growing literacy problems among boys in the United States and other developed countries and offers …
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The Struggling Reader and Stress

The Struggling Reader and Stress

Those who struggle with reading experience varying degrees of stress at school, doing their homework and with any activity that involves reading. It is hard for them to understand why they have such a difficult time with something that appears to come so easily for everyone else around …
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