Help For an Older Child with Reading Problems

When it comes to adolescents with reading difficulties, research shows that interventions should consist of the core elements listed below. These are the same interventions used with younger struggling readers, however they’re adjusted for age and experience. 1. Phonemic Awareness… Read the rest

Solving the Dyslexia Paradox

The development of basic reading skills is one of the primary goals of elementary school, yet many students are not meeting that goal. According to the 2019 Nation’s Report Card (results from the largest nationally representative continuing assessment of educational… Read the rest

Help Your Toddler Get Ready to Read

By, Lisa Rappaport Ph.D. When children begin preschool, it’s not unusual for parents to pull back on teaching, leaving the next phase to the experts. By that point parents have done a lot of the heavy lifting, helping their infant… Read the rest

Does My Child Have APD?

Auditory processing disorders are frequently misunderstood, and consequently over-diagnosed. Students with Auditory Processing Disorders (APD)—sometimes referred to as Central Auditory Processing Disorders or CAPD—frequently struggle with tuning out conflicting noises, especially in classroom settings, and thus have problems following directions… Read the rest

Finding a Reading Specialist

You’ve decided to retain a reading specialist. Perhaps your child has been struggling in school and you’re hoping to learn why. Maybe he’s been identified as having a learning disability, and you want to ensure that he receives appropriate school… Read the rest