Parents or Teachers? Which Role is More Predictive of Academic Success?

Parents or Teachers? Which Role is More Predictive of Academic Success?

In hindsight it makes perfect sense, but as reporters interviewed young male students from inner-city schools they were surprised to find that the students rarely mentioned school or teachers as being a hindrance to their academic success. Rather, almost every reason they mentioned for …
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Dyslexia Research: Can Dyslexia Be Diagnosed in Younger Children?

Dyslexia Research: Can Dyslexia Be Diagnosed in Younger Children?

One major concern many parents have is that they can’t get their child a formal diagnosis for dyslexia until their child is in the third grade. Many parents start to see their child struggling with reading long before this, but they can’t get a formal diagnosis until third …
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30 Facts About First Graders that Every Mother Needs to Know

30 Facts About First Graders that Every Mother Needs to Know

For quite awhile I have wanted to target a very specific group of people with our marketing efforts. I refer to this group as “neurotic moms.” Although neuroticism is sometimes viewed in a negative light, in this instance the aspect of neuroticism that I’m referring to …
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What Parents Can Do To Help Their First Graders Succeed

What Parents Can Do To Help Their First Graders Succeed

Imagine this… you’re sitting in a parent teacher conference, the teacher goes over every aspect of your child’s performance and then… they point out an area of weakness. You instantly want to help your child. You don’t want your child to struggle in school. …
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Are Colored Lenses an Effective Solution for Dyslexia?

Are Colored Lenses an Effective Solution for Dyslexia?

Despite the many gifts that come along with dyslexia, so do many challenges. As a parent of a dyslexic child you are always looking for ways to better assist your child and minimize the challenges that are associated with dyslexia. One solution that has helped many dyslexics is color- …
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Reading Removes Limits to Learning

It’s amazing how much information is available. In today’s day and age, if you want to learn something – you can. There is a book/article/video/class on almost every conceivable topic. And with reading skills in place, almost all limits to learning are removed. Recently …
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What Every Parent Should Know About RTI

What Every Parent Should Know About RTI

Before 2004, children who were struggling in school or had any type of learning disability, were automatically relegated to a "wait to fail before we intercede" philosophy. But that all changed with IDEA 2004 which required schools to implement Response to Intervention ( …
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Reading is Not Optional – Even for Struggling Readers

Reading is Not Optional – Even for Struggling Readers

Recently the upcoming ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Walter Dean Myers, spoke on NPR about the theme he has chosen for his ambassadorship: Reading is Not Optional. I can’t think of a stronger statement to convey the importance of literacy. This statement …
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Top 10 Reading Horizons At Home Blog Posts of 2011

Top 10 Reading Horizons At Home Blog Posts of 2011

Here are the top 10 most viewed blog posts from the Reading Horizons At Home Blog during the year 2011: Top 10 Reading Apps for Children Games that Improve Phonics Development 18 POSITIVE Dyslexia Symptoms How to Get a Professional Dyslexia Diagnosis Helpful Hints for Adults with …
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50 Interesting Facts About Dyslexia

50 Interesting Facts About Dyslexia

Try our 30-day software trial for $10. Start seeing improvements today! Dyslexia Facts Dyslexia is a learning disability that includes difficulty in the use and processing of linguistic and symbolic codes, alphabetic letters representing speech sounds or numeric …
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