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Myth #4: Smart kids will figure out how to read.

A noticeably bright child who is having trouble learning to read is at a high risk for not learning to read. If your child is noticeably frustrated by reading or is faking their ability to read and you are told, “He’s bright, he’ll figure it out” or “She is still young and she’s smart – it will click for her” do not wait to
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Myth # 10 – Fast Readers Are Good Readers

Are Fast Readers are Good Readers? Not necessarily. Accurate readers who process what they read as they are reading are good readers. It can be important to measure word per minute speed but that number can be misleading. Sometimes fast readers are just skipping over words. Sometimes fast readers read beautifully but have no idea what they are reading. At The Reading Clinic, we meet
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This article, from the National Center for Learning Disabilities, describes the six attributes needed to develop a stick-to-it attitude and different ways you can help develop them. They are: self-awareness, proactivity, perseverance, goal setting, the presence and use of effective support systems and emotional coping strategies. The Reading Clinic offers a unique experience for kids who are having a hard time sticking to their
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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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Free Webinar: Reading Comprehens​ion – The Forest AND The Trees on Oct 10th 12PM PT

Reading Comprehension – The Forest AND The Trees, with Beth Powell of The Reading Clinic In this webinar, parents will learn the factors that contribute to comprehension, warning signs of a comprehension issue and how to address the major issues affecting their child’s ability to understand what they are reading. Parents will understand how children learn how to read, when to be concerned about
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Academic Skill Building and Brain Training Expo!

Please join us at The Academic Skill Building and Braining Training Expo! Friday March 30th 5:30 PM to 8:45 PM Santa Clara Convention Center Discover how to successfully handle learning differences and attention challenges. The presenters have vast experience in various areas of learning, memory, autism, mood, ADHD, and dyslexia. For more information, visit www.academicskillbuildingexpo.com.

How the Brain Learns Mathematics

March 26th, 6:30 pm – 8:00pm Parents and teachers will learn to identify why a child is struggling with math and how they can help. This is an overview from learning to count through Algebra. Participants will gain an understanding of how to best approach a particular student’s learning, including effective use of manipulatives. 445 Sherman Ave. Ste N, Palo Alto, CA 94306 Space
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Nourishing Your Child’s Soul

When children are struggling with learning disabilities,  parents have concerns about how to help their child manage difficulties related to academics and they also have concerns about their child’s self-image. In her book, ‘Overcoming Dyslexia’,  Sally Shaywitz devotes a chapter to ‘Protecting and Nourishing Your Child’s Soul’ (inspiration for my blog entry title) and she makes so many great points.  She emphasizes that a
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Lecture Series & Support Group on LD and ADD

It can seem overwhelming at times dealing with the challenges of raising a child with learning differences (LD) and/or other related conditions such as attention deficit/hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD). Fortunately, most communities have wonderful organizations with dedicated staff and volunteers, often themselves parents of children with conditions like ADD/ADHD, who provide information and services for parents like yourself. One such organization on the peninsula in the
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New Survey Findings – Part of AD/HD Awareness Week: Sept. 14-20 2009

The nation-wide organization CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is promoting awareness of this condition that affects thousands of individuals and their families with AD/HD Awareness Week – September 14th-20th.  The theme for the week of awareness is the importance of early diagnosis. Related to that theme, CHADD has announced the release of a survey whose findings shed light on differences found
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