Prevelance of Dyslexia: One Billion Dyslexics Worldwide

Prevelance of Dyslexia: One Billion Dyslexics Worldwide

Dyslexics have many gifts. They undoubtedly have difficulties with language; however they also have many skills that are valuable to society. They are intelligent, creative, empathetic, and talented problem solvers. As the title of one of the articles yesterday revealed, “Dyslexia …
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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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Forming a Strong Foundation using Reading Horizons At-Home

Forming a Strong Foundation using Reading Horizons At-Home

As a certified educator, I have been researching educational theory and teaching philosophies for over two decades.  When my husband and I decided to home educate our son, I began reading about the methods used by educators such as Charlotte Mason, Maria Montessori and Rudolf …
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Reading Horizons Discovery-At-Home Informs Spelling & Inspires Writing

Reading Horizons Discovery-At-Home Informs Spelling & Inspires Writing

In my previous post, I shared how Reading Horizons provides a strong literacy foundation, which has resulted in my son’s blossoming love of reading and eventual desire to write personal letters, journal entries and creative stories.  Today, I will tell you more… …
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The Courageous Road to Literacy

The Courageous Road to Literacy

Of all the inquiries that we receive at Reading Horizons, the one that tugs at my heartstrings the most are the adults who cannot read. And even though my own father was illiterate until he was 60 years old, I cannot imagine the depth of worry, shame, and disappointment that surely must …
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Teaching Reading Strategies to Adults

Teaching Reading Strategies to Adults

It’s not the first thing that you bring up in a conversation. “By the way, I can’t read.” Who would? But did you know that there are more than 32 million adults in the U.S. who by definition lack basic literacy skills? ProLiteracy which promotes reading …
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Tips for a Parent with a Dyslexic Child

As a parent of a dyslexic child, have you ever wondered what are the best things you can do to help your child with this difficulty? Here is Reading Horizons Dyslexia Specialist (and mother of dyslexic son), Shantell Berrett, discussing what she has found to be the most effective …
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Back to School Advice for Parents with Dyslexic Children

Sending your child back to school can be scary; especially, if they deal with a learning disability such as dyslexia. You aren't sure how their new teachers will respond to their difficulties or if the other students will give them a hard time. Here's Reading Horizons Dyslexia Specialist, …
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3 Steps to Improving Yourself and Your Reading Skills

As the New Year approaches, many contemplate New Year's resolutions. Resolutions usually involve setting goals to improve oneself in one or more areas. Many want to improve their education or get a better job. In order for this type of self-help to be successful, there are a few steps …
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A Parent's Search for Answers for Helping Dyslexic Son

A Parent's Search for Answers for Helping Dyslexic Son

Guest Post by Dr. Eugenia Krimmel Dr. Krimmel is a mother of a son who was diagnosed with both dyslexia and ADHD. Dr. Krimmel has also taught in classrooms for over 23  years. “Doctor, is it dyslexia? ADHD?” You know as a parent that your child is struggling with reading …
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