Tag Archives: reading problems

What is Dyslexia? What can we do to help?

     Dyslexia is an inherited brain condition that is a difference in the wiring of the brain. It is one of the most common learning disabilities. Dyslexia is a language based disability in basic reading and spelling. The difficulties are related to the connection between sounds and written letters. Cutting up words (decoding) knowing individual words, poor reading fluency and spelling weaknesses […]

FIX READING BEFORE YEAR FOUR

                                                              INTRODUCTION   Fix reading problems before Year Four or suffer  academically for years until the reading gap is closed.This is a sentence that no child deserves.Learning to read is a complex skill where problem solving unlocks words that are unknown. Little children use some known words, prior knowledge, picture skills, beginning sounds and oral language […]

Reading Problems Turned Around

                 Accurate Assessment Reading problems can be turned around given time and the right support. Recently, I tested a student who was substituting words in a reading passage. Probably, these errors were overlooked because the teacher was more concerned with children who were reading well below the age level. But when I looked beyond […]

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