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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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Stick-to-it-tiveness

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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Learning to Read: Phonemic Awareness

Date: July 2nd, 2013 Time: Noon – 1pm Where: online Cost: Free!   To register: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E956D789864631   Learning to Read – Phonemic Awareness Parents and educators will learn about the best predictor of success in reading. Topics covered will include what phonemic awareness is and why it matters, how to recognize issues with phonemic awareness, and most importantly, how to support the development of
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The Myth of Average

This TedX talk by L. Todd Rose on The Myth of  Average just might change how you view education.   We’ve already made the change to designing lessons specifically in response to child’s unique set of strengths and weaknesses so we can attest to the effectiveness of this approach. And, as described in the video,  we love the idea of supporting the in classroom experience
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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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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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9/20/12 Free Webinar: Learning To Read – What Every Parent Should Know

Learning To Read – What Every Parent Should Know 12:00pm, September 20, 2012 Beth Powell of The Reading Clinic Parents who understand how children learn to read are more knowledgeable about their child’s reading progress. Learn to identify five essential reading skills and how they create a successful reader. Anecdotal stories about former students will help to illustrate the concepts presented. This free webinar
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