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Reading and Reading Difficulties

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Oct'16

Why Children Struggle with the ‘Little Words’

A frequent comment made by parents of children struggling with their reading is, ‘He is so careless, he gets the big difficult words, but keeps making silly mistakes on all the little ones.’ Certainly, the poor reader gets stuck on difficult words, but many do seem to make things worse by making mistakes on simple words they should be able to manage — like if, to, and.

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23

Oct'16

Teaching Reading Right

Imagine not being able to read. Your academic career would not go further than high school, seriously hampering your chances of ever working your way up in the world. You could never apply for a job without assistance, being incapable of filling out an application form. You couldn’t correspond with friends, read for pleasure or treat your children to bedtime stories...

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21

Oct'16

Developing Reading Skills to Help Children Triumph Against Dyslexia

In support of Dyslexia Awareness Month, Edublox reading, maths and learning clinic examines the surprising root cause of dyslexia and shares tips on how parents can address their child’s reading difficulties.

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20

Oct'16

Phonemic Awareness Training: A Cart-Before-the-Horse Approach to Teaching Reading?

It is said that phonemic awareness, a subset of phonological awareness, *predicts* reading ability. It is also said that phonemic awareness training will overcome a reading disability. Margaret Moustafa, Professor of Education at the California State University in Los Angeles, however, points out that correlation does not establish causation.

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09

Oct'16

Home Test to Identify Reading Problems

Imagine not being able to read. Your academic career would not venture further than high school, seriously hampering your chances of ever working your way up in the world. You could never apply for a job without assistance, being incapable of filling in an application form...

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04

Oct'16

Why Phonics Instruction Sometimes Fails

Because of the complexity of written English, more than a century of debate has occurred over whether English phonics should or should not be used in teaching beginning reading...

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01

Oct'16

Is That a b or a d? Why Learners Reverse Letters or Words

When learning to read, children may mistake certain letters for other similar ones, especially those that can be reversed or appear the same when seen in a mirror. The child may read “dog” as “bog” or look at the written word “was” and read it as “saw”. These sorts of errors are called “reversals” or “mirror writing,” and while some children “outgrow” this problem, others don’t.

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09

Sep'16

Early Brain Connections Key to Reading

A study reveals that a brain region dedicated to reading has connections necessary for that skill even before children learn to read. By scanning the brains of children before and after they learned to read, the researchers found they could predict the location where each child's visual word form area (VWFA) would develop.

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31

Aug'16

How Many Words Per Minute Should My Child Be Reading?

If you are wondering how many words per minute your child should be reading, do a one-minute reading assessment. Count the total words read minus the errors made = words correct per minute....

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17

Jul'16

Understanding Reading Problems in Children

How does one identify a reading problem? How many children have reading problems? What causes reading problems? You say poor cognitive skills are to be blamed for reading problems. What cognitive skills are you referring to? My child reads well, yet lacks comprehension? Why is that? What can parents do to help their children? How can Edublox help?

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