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Myth #1: You need to wait until 2nd or 3rd grade to see if your child will learn to read.

There are several pre-reading skills that occur before a child starts to read with ease. The best predictor of reading is phonemic awareness, which develops between 3 – 5 years old. A screener for phonemic awareness skills is very easy to implement. Once students can blend sounds together, they need to be able to match sounds to a symbol. From there, they can begin
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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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May 8th at 12pm: Debunking Myths about Reading -How do children learn to read?

**Questions must be submitted before the broadcast at www.youtube.com/user/LdEduTalk or info@LdEduTalk.org. Week 1, Thursday, May 8th Tune in at noon: www.youtube.com/user/LdEduTalk  Debunking Myths about Reading How do children learn to read? The science of reading is well understood, and often times, issues with reading can be identified as early as 4 years old by difficulty with pre-reading skills. But teacher training has lagged behind the
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New Internet Radio Talk Show on Learning, Reading and LD

Thursdays, May 8th – June 5th from 12pm – 1pm at www.youtube.com/user/LdEduTalk Five Perspectives on Learning to Read – Breaking the Code Join us every Thursday at noon to find out when to be concerned about your child’s reading, how to find help, and what to expect from your child’s school. Each week a specialist will join us to give a brief talk on
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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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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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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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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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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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