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Why Reading Strategies Aren’t Working

Your child has reading instruction in school, but is still struggling. Many schools use Whole Language teaching strategies that not only don’t work for kids with dyslexia, but can also be damaging to their reading growth. For Those with Dyslexia, Whole Language is a Coping Mechanism, not a Strategy by…

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What do you do when you don’t know the code?

Code-based and meaning-based reading are two hotly debated methods for teaching reading. I am firmly on the side of code-based instruction. Meaning can’t come if a child can’t read the words. From the article Code-Teaching or Code-Breaking? by Dianne Murphy, “Teaching the relationship between these two codes is the focus…

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Why Learning Cursive is Good for Kids with Learning Disabilities

When my daughter began third grade, her teacher pulled me aside and told me that although my daughter’s previous teacher had told her that my child was very bright, that she “just didn’t see it.” As I wrapped my brain around her lack of tact, she went on to tell…