Posts Tagged ‘reading struggles’

Back to School Special

According to a study conducted by the Department of Education, one in five kids struggle learning educational content.  Of those, 80% are directly linked to weak cognitive skills – the skills the brain uses to think, read, remember, pay attention and process information efficiently enough to be successful. If your child is one of the…

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Encouraging Reading

For many kids, diagnosed with ADHD or not, reading is problematic, and they can come up with some very creative ways to avoid it.  As a prior teacher and a book lover for as long as I can remember, it always saddened me to see anyone, student or adult, not able to find joy in…

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Have a Slow Reader?

  Schools are pushing for a certain number of words read per minute, and it can be intimidating for lots of kids.  If your child is struggling meeting this goal, or appears to be a slower than average reader, there are a few reasons this might be happening.  The selection is too hard.  This typically…

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Cognitive Skills Training for Reading Struggles and Dyslexia

Enhancing the Lives of Our Clients Auditory processing is the cognitive skill the brain uses to hear, segment, and blend sounds—and it is foundational to successful reading. In fact, studies show that weak auditory processing skills are at the root of approximately 85% of all reading struggles! This is why interventions that use cognitive training…

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Dyslexia Testing: Pros and Cons

Dyslexia Testing:  Pros and Cons Many parents, along with teachers, sometimes wonder if dyslexia is holding their child back.  They receive good instruction from caring, knowledgeable instructors, and they come from a supportive home environment that supports the importance of education.    In spite of all that, they are still struggling, particularly in the areas of…

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Reading Struggles

Reading Struggles If your child’s teacher has indicated that they are concerned with how reading acquisition is going for your child, you immediately start looking for a reason they are struggling and how to best help them. This article will briefly cover auditory processing. A weakness in this area is the number one reason kids…

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