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Tips for Parents: When the Teacher Recommends Reading Help

24 Oct, 2019

Research shows that students who read over summer break end up boosting their reading skills, while those who do not, often slide backward, losing up to two months of what they learned during the school year.  This is why teachers always encourage students to read as much as possible over summer break. But if your…

4 Signs of Reading Difficulty

15 Aug, 2019

It’s only natural for parents to wonder how a child’s reading stacks up next to the child’s peers. This is especially the case when there’s an older sibling or friend in the picture who seems to breeze through the reading process. It is not always clear whether a child has a weakness that needs to…

A Missing Connection for Struggling Readers

25 Jul, 2019

When a student struggles with reading, extra help typically focuses on sounding out words and on 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 labored. They may take so long to sound out…

Tips for Parents: Give Your Early Learner a Head Start

25 Jul, 2019

A generation ago, kindergarten days were only filled with activities like finger painting, “Hide-and-Go-Seek,” making friends, and learning to be peaceful at nap time.   And, while reading and spelling may have been introduced in first grade, there was nothing like today’s pressure for students to be performing according to grade-level standards. Sure, there is…

How to Encourage Your Reluctant Reader

11 Jul, 2019

While you’d like your son or daughter to disappear into the land of Narnia or be swept up in a Harry Potter spell while reading, reality may reveal the opposite. In fact, your child might even say, “I hate reading,” and when finally sitting down with a book, emits forlorn cries of “Am I done…

4 Signs of Reading Difficulty

5 Jul, 2019

It’s only natural for parents to wonder how a child’s reading stacks up next to the child’s peers. This is especially the case when there’s an older sibling or friend in the picture who seems to breeze through the reading process. It is not always clear whether a child has a weakness that needs to…

Tips for Parents: When the Teacher Recommends Reading Help

21 Jun, 2019

Research shows that students who read over the summer break gain reading skills, while those who do not often slide backward, losing up to two months of what they learned during the school year.  This is why teachers always encourage students to read as much as possible over summer break. But if your last parent-teacher…

Imagine Better Reading Comprehension

20 Jun, 2019

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 word means.   Unfortunately, many students who can decode well and…

Imagine a Love of Reading!

13 Jun, 2019

At Lindamood-Bell, we believe that all individuals can learn how to read to their potential—including those who have a previous diagnosis of dyslexia.   Over the course of nearly three decades, Lindamood-Bell has worked with thousands of individuals. Sitting with a child or an adult who struggles to read a word provides unique insight into…

Imagine a Better Reader with Research-Validated Instruction

10 May, 2019

At Lindamood-Bell, we believe that all individuals can learn how to read to their potential—including those who have a previous diagnosis of dyslexia.   Over the course of nearly three decades, Lindamood-Bell has worked with thousands of individuals. Sitting with a child or an adult who struggles to read a word provides unique insight into…

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