Phonemic Awareness as a Predictor of Reading Success

Feb 7, 2017 by Kimberly Vasconcelos, MA, CCC-SLP
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phonemic awarenessPhonemic awareness: it's not innate to humans. It must be taught. Learn the 5 levels...And beware if reading instruction is bypassing weaknesses in any one of these!

Dyslexia – How Far We’ve Come!

Aug 5, 2014 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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DyslexiaWe’ve come a long way in understanding dyslexia since the term was first used more than 40 years ago. Find out what the latest research says about the dyslexic brain and learn about neuroscience-based interventions that are proven to help.

5 Things You Might Not Know About English Language Learners

May 27, 2014 by Norene Wiesen
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English Language Learners ELLsIt’s no secret that the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States is booming. By 2025, nearly one out of every four public school students is expected to be an English learner. What do you know about this skyrocketing student population?

Teach More Vocabulary, Faster, Using the Power of Morphology

Mar 4, 2014 by Norene Wiesen
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You can teach your students 10 vocabulary words the usual way – one at a time – or you can teach them 100 vocabulary words with little extra effort. The second approach seems like the obvious choice, and in Dr. Tim Rasinski’s recent webinar, Comprehension – Going Beyond Fluency, he makes the case for greater adoption of the accelerated approach.

How I Became an Early Reader

Nov 12, 2013 by Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D
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Do you recall how you learned to read? Were you an early reader, someone who learned to read before starting school? I was an early reader and so were my brother and sister. Yet, we didn’t learn to read in the way that most early readers learn. My parents didn’t read books to us at home, so what did they do right?  

Overcoming Language and Reading Problems: The Promise of Brain Plasticity

Sep 11, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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Find out how children around the world are rewiring their brains to overcome 'insurmountable' language and reading problems.

Underachieving Students: Why They Struggle and How Educators Can Help

Jun 11, 2013 by Norene Wiesen
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How early does environment begin to shape children into successful students or underachieving students? The answer has to do, in part, with how early babies start acquiring the skills needed to learn to read.

Auditory Processing Skills and Reading Disorders in Children

May 14, 2013 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP
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It’s not exactly news that there’s a relationship between auditory processing and reading disorders, but mounting evidence points to a “highly significant” correlation.

Join Us for Our 2012 Fall Webinar Series for Educators

Sep 4, 2012 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
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Our fall webinars begin this week and include topics on how the brain learns and how to increase student achievement.  Register today!

What Makes a Good Reader?

Jul 3, 2012 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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Why is it that some children learn to read faster than other children, and what foundational skills can be strengthened to improve a child’s ability to read?

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