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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…

When Your Reader Struggles, What May be Missing?

17 Aug, 2017

When a student struggles with reading, extra help typically focuses on sounding out words and spelling rules. Unfortunately, after months of hard work and frustration, many students continue to struggle with year level text.   Perhaps they can sound out words but it is slow and laboured. They may take so long to sound out…

Report Card ABCs

3 Mar, 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…

What May be Missing When Your Reader Struggles

17 Feb, 2017

When a student struggles with reading, extra help typically focuses on sounding out words and spelling rules. Unfortunately, after months of hard work and frustration, many students continue to struggle with grade level text.   Perhaps they can sound out words but it is slow and labored. They may take so long to sound out…

Reading Struggles: 5 Signs

6 Oct, 2016

Parents often can see that their child is struggling with reading—especially if there is an older sibling or friend who seemed to, comparatively, breeze through the process. It is not always so clear, however, whether a child has a weakness that needs to be checked out, or if reading simply hasn’t “clicked” for them yet….

5 Signs of Reading Difficulty

29 Apr, 2016

  Parents often can see that their child is struggling with reading—especially if there is an older sibling or friend who seemed to, comparatively,  breeze through the process. It is not always so clear,   however, whether a child has a weakness that needs to be checked out, or if reading simply hasn’t “clicked” for them…

Get the Connection: Real Help for Your Students with Dyslexia

14 Apr, 2016

When a student has been diagnosed with dyslexia, extra help typically focuses on phonics, or sounding out words, and spelling rules. Unfortunately, many students, even those who have had years of extra help, continue to struggle.

The Missing Connection: Why Reading is Still So Hard for Your Child

17 Feb, 2016

  When a student struggles with reading, extra help typically focuses on phonics, or sounding out words, and spelling rules. Unfortunately, many students, even those who have had months of extra help, continue to struggle with grade level text.   Perhaps they sound out a word eventually—but it is slow and labored. They may take…

Is Reading a Challenge? This Can Really Help.

23 Sep, 2015

Some students can understand easily when someone else is reading or while listening to books on tape. But when they read themselves, they complain that it’s boring, or that it takes too long, often leading to high levels of frustration and angst for both parents and students. Students who have a hard time with reading often…

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