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Reading Stamina: What is it? Why is it important?
Reading stamina is the reading equivalent of physical fitness. It’s the stamina you need to read for extended periods of time, and it can be developed with practice. The reading muscles – your reading skills – get stronger as they’re used, just like any other muscle in your body…
Five Ways to Help Develop Strong Sentence Structure in Early Learners
Everybody has a different way of expressing their thoughts and feelings. Some people use words, some use pictures, and others might communicate with music or dance. When words are used they are combined to form sentences that people understand.
Ethical Considerations for Remote Assessments and Diagnostic Testing
It seems appropriate to start a discussion on remoa te assessment by first addressing certain ethical aspects of the assessment process. Cognitive and achievement assessments are fundamental tools in our performance and developmental monitoring toolkit.
Individual and Phoneme Isolation: Beginning, Medial, and Final
Most kids are fast learners, but if you really want to make sure you’re helping them develop their full reading potential, you should train their phonemic awareness. One of the most critical parts of that essential “package” is phoneme isolation.
Sound and Word Discrimination
The next foundational skill in phonological awareness and language is Sound and Word discrimination. Auditory or sound discrimination is the ability to recognize similarities and differences between sounds. Mainly, sound discrimination allows people to distinguish between phonemes in words.
Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
Over the next several weeks, I’m going to discuss phonological and phonemic awareness. What do these terms mean, what are skills associated with these terms? I’ll also discuss why these skills are essential and discuss some techniques and teaching points to help you assist your child.
What is NVLD?
This week I wanted to examine another learning disability that is sometimes overlooked, misunderstood, and many times misdiagnosed. Nonverbal learning disorder (NVLD) is a condition that is based in the brain that presents symptomatically as poor visual/spatial/organizational skills, difficulty recognizing and processing non-verbal communications.
The Benefits of Having Your Child Assessed
Over the years, I have engaged in many conversations with parents regarding their child’s academic performance. As a parent and grandparent, I understand the interest and concerns that parents experience. We all want to ensure we are doing all we can for our children to be successful.