Category: Learning Skills

Resources and information about learning and learning skills. Designed for teachers, parents, homeschoolers, and education specialists.

Why Reading Programs Fail Struggling Readers

Having a learning “disability” isn’t the only reason why some students struggle to read, but it can be the most difficult to remediate. First let’s look at some other reasons why children experience reading difficulties.  Then we’ll talk about programs that help.   Reading Experience  A child can simply grow up with limited exposure to …

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Why This Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain: Game 5

Initially I saw this game and thought, “That’s nice, but it’s mostly good for story-telling and vocabulary building.”  Both skills are useful, but they don’t really make the cut for this particular blog series.   And then I dove deeper.   And then I fell head over heels for this brain-building, fun-for-kids, can’t-get-enough-of-it game!   …

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Why Is My Child So Unmotivated?

If you look up the word unmotivated, this is one definition that you might come across: having no desire to do or succeed at something.   That seems a little strange, don’t you think?   Why would anyone NOT want to succeed?   The way I see it, students who appear unmotivated aren’t avoiding success.  …

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Why This Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain: Game 4

Game 4 in the series Why This Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain addresses a skill that technically is not an official learning disability.   However, a student with slow processing speed is likely going to struggle to learn in some way or another.   And, in my experience, learning “disabilities” can often go …

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Why this Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain: Game 3

When it comes to teaching sight words in educational therapy, or in any educational setting, really, we either find ourselves a nice little premade set of flashcards, or we go through quite a bit of tedious cutting and writing and creating DIY flashcards of our own.  It’s not the least bit exciting, which is why …

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Why This Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain: Game 2

When I introduced Game 1 in this series, Why This Game is Good for Your Child’s Brain, I also discussed the importance of visual spatial skills.  Of course, that’s just one area that children who have gaps in their learning abilities may have difficulty with.   Would you believe they may also experience difficulty with …

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