Dyscalculia - What About Problems With Numbers?

We have had numerous parents and individuals ask about problems with numbers. Many who struggle with reading also struggle with math. Just as dyslexia refers to individuals who struggle with reading, dyscalculia refers to individuals of average intelligence who struggle with mathematical …
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Reading Programs Bring Life Changes

I have just spoken this morning with a sweet woman I'll call Joan, (not her real name), who feels embarrassed about her inability to read well. She wonders if there is any hope, because even a private tutor didn't make much difference for her. The tutor didn't use a reading program, I …
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Silent Movie Prompts Teaching Reading Reflection

A recent Friday night video at our house happened to be a 1929 oldie, "Wings" with Jack Powell. The cultural experience of watching a silent film is perspective-tilting to me. This particular Air Force story was to have happened in 1917. The clothes, cars, buildings and historical scenes …
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Friend Cares About Success With Reading Skills

As frequently happens, I had a phone conversation last week with a person concerned for their fellow employee needing improved reading skills in order to go any further in her line of work and leadership. Other than being challenged with the written word, she was the ideal person for her …
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The Grass is Never Greener

Hello to all!  So I have spent the last couple of weeks traveling, training teachers in the Reading Horizons method, and I have contemplated a few truths.  I am learning that the majority of human experiences are very similar, whether we live in Calgary or Arkansas.  …
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The Connection Between Dyslexia and Intelligence

Here is Reading Horizons Dyslexia Specialist, Shantell Berrett, discussing the link between dyslexia and intelligence: To learn more about dyslexia, watch our free dyslexia webinar: “Dyslexia: From Symptoms to Solutions.” Sign up to watch the free dyslexia webinar! ›
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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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Intensive Support - Its Application in Teaching Reading

Today in browsing an article from an education publication, I came across the term intensive support having to do with aniticpating and responding to an expected flood of challenges with autism in the future. Having a daughter with special needs, (down syndrome), in our family, this term …
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Reading and Spelling Skills: The Mirror Processes

Yesterday a call came from someone who indicated he didn't struggle with reading or dyslexia, but had big trouble with spelling. He was frustrated that he couldn't put his thoughts on paper in any real form because his spelling was so limited. Since spelling is a mirror process of reading- …
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Learn to Read with Systematic and Explicit Phonics

I feel I've had my eyes opened to something this week--- to see more clearly why controversy exists in the minds of some people about whether phonics or whether whole-word reading programs are chosen. Because of all the research done now, especially about INTENSIVE phonics, I've found it …
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