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Signs of ADHD in Teens

Posted on 27.Sep.21 in ADHD

Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, is a lifelong condition that children will be continuously learning to cope with throughout their adolescent and adult life. Although the average diagnosis for an ADHD diagnosis is age 7, there are signs that ADHD exists in teens when a teen does not have a formal ADHD diagnosis. Noticing signs and […]

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Types of Reading Disabilities

Posted on 23.Sep.21 in Struggling Reader Tips

Understanding reading disabilities can be a challenge for many teachers and parents. Children that are struggling readers may struggle with their academic achievement. They may have difficulty keeping up with their peers in the classroom because they are unable to read grade level material. Early intervention and diagnosis of a reading disability allows parents and […]

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The Necessary Reading Comprehension Strategies for Children Who Have Autism

Posted on 23.Sep.21 in Autism

A diagnosis of autism contains a wide range of abilities.  Because children who have autism may have impaired language or communication abilities, it can impact their ability to understand a story or text.  Challenges in communication skills can also make it difficult for a child to show their understanding.  They might not understand characters’ motives […]

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The Four Best Ways to Use Apps With Children Who Have Autism

Posted on 23.Sep.21 in Autism

Autism is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects communication, learning, and social thinking.  Autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning that the characteristics of autism can be seen at varying degrees over a spectrum.  Children who have autism can vary greatly in their needs and challenges, ranging from mild  to severe impairment.  Treatment and services […]

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Strategies for Dyslexia:

Posted on 10.Sep.21 in Dyslexia

What Parents Need to Know A child who has dyslexia has difficulty with the phonology, or the sounds, of language.  This difficulty is with understanding that spoken words can be broken into individual sounds and how those sounds can be manipulated.  A child with dyslexia needs systematic, explicit instruction in phonemic awareness and phonics to […]

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The Best Font Styles, Sizes, Spacing, and Colors for Dyslexia

Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Dyslexia

There is growing research to support the fact that we can make reading easier on people with dyslexia by changing some things about how the words are presented, also known as dyslexic fonts. It’s true, different fonts, color backgrounds, or spacing of the letters and words may change the fluency of a reader with dyslexia. […]

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How Dyslexia Affects Spelling (Skills)

Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Dyslexia

If you have a child who has been diagnosed with dyslexia, you may have noticed the difficulty with spelling that accompanies the difficulty with reading.  This is because both reading and spelling rely on understanding of the relationship between letters and the sounds they make.  These phonological skills are often weak in students with dyslexia.  […]

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How to Identify Dyslexia and Support Reading in Preschoolers

Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Dyslexia

While it may seem early, preschool is an important age for establishing a solid foundation of literacy skills that can set your child up for reading and writing success. In fact, recent research suggests that we can identify children with dyslexia as early as age three!1  Keeping an eye on your child’s reading skills can […]

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Is Your Child Struggling with Sight Words?

Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Struggling Reader Tips

1. How Sight Words Factor into Reading In reading, sight words are words that are recognized instantly, without the need to sound them out.  These words are processed orthographically.  Orthographic processing is the ability to hold a visual representation of a word for instant recognition and later, for spelling.  This visual memory piece allows us […]

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