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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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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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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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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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5 Reasons Why Learning to Read Is Important

As reading tutors, we know just how important learning to read is.  We live in the information age and that statement is truer now than it has ever been.  As true as that statement is, have you ever stopped and asked yourself why reading is so important?  Or better still, had to explain to your child why? While we do understand that reading is
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Learning Centers Provide Additional Support Where Schools Fall Short

We all have a hard time asking for help, especially children. Nobody wants to feel like a failure. The truth is by choosing to seek out the help we need, we are choosing the path to success. For children, early success (particularly when it comes to education) is fundamental to a successful adult life. Public schools have a wide variety of children that they
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Learning to Read Can Be a Challenge

Learning to read is considered a rite of passage for many. It is a skill we pick up in our early years and often take for granted as we grow older. Despite it becoming second nature to most of us, learning to read can be challenge for some children. It is Mother Nature that makes human beings unique. Mother Nature can also provide children
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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. Tweet