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Free Webinar: ADHD and Writing 3/26

We will break apart the writing process in terms of executive functioning skills so that parents and educators can better support students who struggle with writing. Discover how to create effective strategies for an individual student’s needs as well as general writing tips. When: 3/26 at 12pm Where: Online Register at: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E953D985824839 Cost: FREE!   Tweet


Free webinar: ADHD and Communication, March 12th

Learn how communication skills are affected by ADHD and what you can do about it. We will discuss strategies for improving listening comprehension and organizing thoughts before speaking. We will also explore the connection between reading comprehension and communication for students with ADHD. When: 3/12 at 12pm Where: Online Register at: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E953D985824B31 Cost: FREE!   Tweet


Three Wishes

At The Reading Clinic we have met hundreds of students who are struggling to learn how to read.  As a result, we’ve heard some common themes about what happens in the classroom and at home. We have three simple wishes that would make a world of difference to any student learning how to read. If we had only one wish it would be this:
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Math: The Dreaded Word Problem

The Dreaded Word Problem We had a parent ask about how to help her son with word problems. Our response is based on the variety of issues we’ve seen kids have with word problems. There are some general strategies that help just about everyone: – Draw a picture (don’t worry about how long they take to draw it) – Make a chart of what
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Finally – A Tutoring Center that Understands My Child

Some kids have an amazing, but counter-productive, ability to mask or compensate for underlying difficulties. And for most kids, the strategies eventually stop being effective when the workload or difficulty out paces their compensatory strategies. If there’s one thing we’ve learned at The Reading Clinic it is to not assume that a child has a particular skill because of their age or apparent ability.
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Is Dyselxia a Gift?

Here’s an interesting article that isn’t just trying to make people with dyslexia feel good about themselves – it points out how many gifts kids with dyslexia have for learning. It can be frustrating and confusing for teachers and parents to have a child who is smart but can’t seem to learn how to read. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/opinion/sunday/the-upside-of-dyslexia.html Our tutors are prepared to adjust lessons based
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Mathematics Tutoring – When the Numbers Just Don’t Add Up

It is one of the few black and white things in life; a problem that always has a solution. It is mathematics and for many students can be one of the most challenging subjects they face in their academic careers. Math can be frustrating for parents as well as problems become more complicated and the rules of their youth have faded away from their
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Learning Disability Tutors Can Keep Your Child On Track

By this time of the year school is in full swing. Children have settled into their routines and every day brings a new set of learning challenges to be overcome. For many children those challenges can be overwhelming. Getting the additional support they need to succeed can be difficult especially for the child with special needs. Public schools have lots of children all vying
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The Importance of 4th Grade Reading Comprehension

We live in the information age.  With the internet so readily available a person can find the details on just about anything with a click of a button.  While the manner in which we get our information may have changed the basics are still the same; reading! Reading is one of the core skill sets necessary to find and convey information and those skills
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Writing Lessons That Work

While communication becomes easier to do with the advent of mobile technology, the ability to communicate through writing remains an important skill to have.  Whether we write to convey academic prowess or to report career related information, writing remains a crucial part of our everyday lives. As a child progresses through their schooling writing grows in importance.  From the early years of learning hand
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