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5 Signs of Comprehension Weakness

30 Aug, 2018

Students with decoding issues, including dyslexia, can be easy to spot. They often miscall words (e.g. breakfast as “basket”); their oral reading is slow and “choppy;” and spelling is tough to master. It is important to identify these students who struggle, so they can get the help they need.   Unfortunately, there are many students…

Visualise Better Reading Comprehension

28 Jun, 2018

Most reading experts agree on one thing: In order to comprehend what they read, students must have strong decoding skills and adequate oral vocabulary. In other words, a child must be able to accurately decode every word on the page, and know what each of the words mean.   Unfortunately, many students who can decode…

Academic Support for College Students | Making the Most of Second Semester

12 Jan, 2018

  “You’re not trying hard enough.” “Stop being so lazy!” Walt hears the voices of his parents and former teachers echoing in his brain as he tries to write his English paper.  Though Walt has a high IQ and is bright, his grades don’t seem to reflect that. He often forgets to turn in his…

Better Comprehension | Every Day Tips for Parents

21 Dec, 2017

  When a child has an identified comprehension weakness, it makes sense to pursue extra help for academics. Students can get help from tutors, learning specialists, or may have an IEP (Individualised Education Plan) in place at school. Unfortunately, language comprehension troubles can affect family life, too. This is especially difficult when weak thinking skills…

Is Weak Comprehension Making School Hard?

15 Dec, 2017

  “Time’s up!”   Looking around at her classmates, Lauri starts to worry—they all seem to have written more than she has. “Why do they all have highlighters out?” she wonders to herself. It’s too late to find out now, and even if there was time to ask, she’d be too embarrassed to be the…

The ABCs of Report Cards

14 Sep, 2017

For some students, the phrase “report card” comes with a sense of dread. As a parent, it can be hard to gauge how things are really going at school if your student is tight-lipped about his day and his report card feels like a jumble of letters or percentages.   After getting straight A’s last…

Comprehension Weakness – Five Signs

11 Sep, 2017

Students with decoding issues, including dyslexia, can be easy to spot. They often miscall words (e.g. breakfast as “basket”); their oral reading is slow and “choppy;” and spelling is tough to master. It is important to identify these students who struggle, so they can get the help they need.   Unfortunately, there are many students…

Everyday Tips for Better Comprehension

7 Jul, 2017

When a child has an identified comprehension weakness, it makes sense to pursue extra help for academics. Students can get help from tutors, learning specialists, or may have an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) in place at school. Unfortunately, language comprehension troubles can affect family life, too. This is especially difficult when weak thinking skills are…

Picture Better Reading Comprehension

6 Jul, 2017

Most reading experts agree on one thing: In order to comprehend what they read, students must have strong decoding skills and adequate oral vocabulary. In other words, a child must be able to accurately decode every word on the page, and know what each of the words mean.   Unfortunately, many students who can decode…

A New Indoor Activity: Family Story Time

30 Jun, 2017

As the outdoor temperature drops and the weather changes, it’s time for the indoor fun. Faced with hours in the house, parents are often on the hunt for activities that provide entertainment and some educational value. Arts and crafts, baking, and board games are great choices in this regard.  But if you haven’t already tried…

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