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Visual Discrimination and Reading

Visual Discrimination Visual discrimination is the ability to discern subtle similarities and differences visually. This is the process of seeing the details of what we are looking at. ​​What is the same? What is different? Shapes, sizes, and colors are details to be looked at. In regard to reading, when you see the details and…

10 Best Practices to Improve Reading Comprehension

When you use best practices for improving reading comprehension, it is easier to understand what you have read. Reading comprehension is the ability to understand, analyze, synthesize, and use what you have read. Continue reading to discover 10 best practices to improve reading comprehension.

Executive Function and Reading

β€œIf You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail.”– Benjamin Franklin Executive function is all about planning and organizing. It’s also your ability to strategize and pay attention to and remember details. Executive function also involves flexible thinking. This is used when you have an assignment or project, or a problem that can be done…

Auditory Processing Activities

Auditory processing is one of the three ways we learn. We learn by hearing (auditory processing), seeing (visual processing), and doing (tactile-kinesthetic processing). Good listening skills are needed for ease in learning. You may have heard of auditory processing disorder (CAPD or APD). The following behaviors are symptoms of APD: Difficulty hearing speech in noisy…

6 Benefits of Summer Reading Programs

The benefits of summer reading programs are well documented. In fact, summer reading programs have been around for more than a century, and they continue on because of their great benefits. There are many shapes and sizes of summer reading programs, from online reading and answering questions to reading library books, to 4-hour per day…

COVID-19 Learning Loss

Enrollment for Summer Reading Program 2022 is now open! Register Now Is your child behind? One of the most heard concerns from parents is that they worry that their child is behind. In fact, learning loss during COVID-19 is something we should all be aware of. You know as well as I know how your…

Sleeping Tips and Solutions for Sleep Problems

How to Adjust to the Time Change Table of Contents Overview Sleep Problems and ADHD Set Up a Bedtime Routine 8 Sleeping Tips and Solutions 5 Tips for When You Wake Up Overview Sleep problems can affect all of us and are especially difficult with the time change. Sleep is critical for our minds, memory,…

Best Practices for Teaching Phonics

What is phonics? Phonics is the ability to pair individual sounds with a visual symbol (letters). This method is frequently used to teach reading. Phonics teaches the sounds that letters or groups of letters make when spoken. Phonics is the process of matching sounds to letters. Reading experts refer to this as the alphabetic principle.…

Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids

Holidays like Valentine’s Day are perfect to reinforce learning skills with activities, crafts, and games for kids. It is one of our favorite days of the year. Valentine’s Day is a time of love and reflection on our family relationships and friends. We have 3 simple activities that you can do with your kids this…

Phonemic Awareness and Reading

What is Phonemic Awareness? Phonemic awareness is critical to reading and is the first of the five principles of reading. Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds – phonemes – in spoken words. A phoneme is a unit of sound that distinguishes one word from another, for example, /b/, /k/,…

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