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Myth #2: Kids will learn to read when they are ready and motivated to read.

There are definitely many kids who figure out how to read after they find a book they really like. And some kids really do just need time for pre-reading skills to come together and start reading fluently. We’ve worked with families who have multiple children who were delayed readers but learned to read around 3rd or 4th grade without special help. But, much to
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Webinar on Learning and Loving to Read @12PM PT on June 5th

Learning and Loving to Read on June 5th at 12PM PT How do I support my child at home?Parents play a vital role in helping their children learn how to read and it often requires more than just reading to them. Are you worried your child is struggling with reading and don’t know how to help? It is critical to understand how to break
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How do I work with my child’s school? Diagnostic Teaching Strategies

Attend the Webinar on May 29th at 12PM PT by going to www.YouTube.com/LdEduTalk Sometimes you really can trust the system, but sometimes you need to get very involved. How do you make sure your child is getting what they need at school? Learning how to navigate the system can be a daunting task, especially when you know the teachers are doing the best they
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Will my child ever learn to read? – attend the webinar on May 15th at 12PM PT

For some kids, the hardest thing they ever do will be learning how to read. Find out the warning signs that you – and your child’s teacher – should be watching for and why these are important in terms of the process of learning to read. It is difficult to know if you should be concerned and seek out support, or relax and give
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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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Learning Center Helps With College Preparation

For high school students a new school year means one step closer to making that big decision: What do I do after I graduate? In this day and age, college is a necessary choice after high school comes to an end. Getting a college degree is one of the most important steps to ensure a well-paying and meaningful career in the future. In order
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How to Identify Your Child’s Learning Needs

Understanding learning as a process with several stages can help you identify where your child is struggling in school. Learning is a complex interplay between input, processing, retention and output. Most students have strengths in several areas, and a difficulty in one area is all it takes to make school exceptionally challenging. The Reading Clinic offers a battery of tests to help us pinpoint
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Anytime Homework Center Open Now in Palo Alto!

Anytime Homework Center for grades 3 through 8 Open Now in Palo Alto! One low monthly fee buys you: 1. A safe, supervised, academic learning environment 2. Organization, prioritization, and follow-through support 3. Help getting past homework roadblocks 4. Ample reference materials and supplies • Convenience and flexibility come at no charge • Our homework tutors are available when you are • Drop-in hours
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New version of The Reading Clinic site launched

Please visit our new web site. We would love to get your feedback.

Top Five Questions for a Prospective English Tutor

We’ve met many parents who have a good sense of their child’s difficulties in English class but have a hard time finding the right support for their child. The following questions are designed to spark a conversation with a potential tutor so you can get a sense of how they think about teaching and determine if their methods are a good fit for your
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