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While a science experiment involving a baking soda and vinegar volcano may be fun and exciting for most students, it can be torture for those who have trouble reading the directions or following the procedural steps independently.   Ideally, a typical school day is filled with tons of opportunities to explore, learn, and grow for…

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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…

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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…

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If you are dreading a repeat of last year’s manic mornings, it may be time to change up your family’s routine. Below, explore ways to make school-day mornings better. We’ve included tips for how you can encourage your child to make mental pictures of everyday tasks.  The imagery-language connection is key to good thinking and…

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As parents, we are all familiar with the yearly well-visit to the paediatrician’s office. The hearing and vision screenings, in particular, can offer insight about a child’s struggles in school. Catching an issue early can stop problems before they start. For many students, a learning check-up can be equally essential. Identifying and addressing an underlying…

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If you’re like most parents, you’ve spent some time the last few months with your family, relaxing and enjoying your time together. Now, with a new school year on the horizon, your child may be less than excited.   He or she may be feeling stressed about the increased level of academics this year. Struggles…

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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, the reality may be the opposite of this for your child. In fact, they might even say they hate reading and when they finally sit down with a book, you…

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Teacher helps students connect imagery and language with the Visualizing and Verbalizing Program.     A group of dedicated teachers in Jamaica is taking a deep dive into language and literacy instruction this summer. They are building on what they learned at introductory teacher workshops for developing reading and comprehension this past spring. At an…

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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…

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