Category: Research & Fun Facts

To Fight or Not to Fight Your Child’s School

So let’s say that you have a child in 3rd or 4th grade or even 10th grade who is reading at the 1st grade level.  You know that your child is otherwise very bright, so for the life of you, you can’t figure out why reading and learning is so difficult. Or maybe your child …

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The Trouble With Research-Based Reading Programs

I am a big fan of research. In fact, I’ve dedicated a whole section of my blog to sharing the most interesting and recent tidbits that I discover about learning.  When it comes to finding the right learning program for your child I fully support the push for evidence-based solutions.     Push for evidence-based …

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Does Rhythm and Music Make Better Readers?

We’ve all seen them.  Dancing baby videos.  As soon as the music begins, away those chubby little legs go, jamming to the beat.  I dare you to look away from the irresistible cuteness.  You can’t do it, can you?   Whether that diaper-clad star of the show moves in time with the beat or not …

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Can we Predict Children’s Future Reading Ability?

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could predict which young children will grow to become strong readers and which ones will not?   And for those who struggle to read, wouldn’t it be nice if we could predict which struggling learners will improve their reading skills over time, with or without intervention?   Fukima Hoeft, …

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My Struggling Reader Needs Me to Become a WHAT?

The good news is that no, you do not need to become a neuroscientist in order to help your struggling reader. But consider this. Parents and educators, especially those of us trying to improve the lives of children with learning difficulties, may not wish to dismiss the brain and nervous system as something that only …

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Why Can’t We Blame the Teachers? Part 2

In Why Can’t We Blame the Teachers, Part 1 we learned about some of the challenges our teachers and school districts face when teaching students with learning disabilities. If you didn’t get the chance to read part 1 yet, please start here.     Now the question is: Is Anybody Listening? Has anyone else noticed …

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