New Year’s Resolution

Happy New YearH – Have conversations.  Language builds comprehension.

A – A positive attitude nurtures change.

P – Play indoor games that build memory, concentration, and recall.

P – Play outside.  Exercise and fresh air are brain-builders.

Y – You are your child’s first teacher.


N – Notice the world with your child and discuss.  Build knowledge.

E – Each day is an opportunity to laugh and learn.

W – Words matter.  Be encouraging and supportive.


Y – You are a model for your child.  Make sure your child sees you reading.

E – Everyone has strengths.  Know your child’s strengths and interests.

A – Anxiety is real.  Practice stress-reduction techniques with your child.  Breathe.

R – Read aloud to your child each day.  It is the gift that keeps on giving.

Faith Borkowsky, Founder and Lead Educational Consultant of High Five Literacy and Academic Coaching, is a Certified Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner, is Orton-Gillingham trained, and has extensive training and experience in a number of other research-based, peer-reviewed programs that have produced positive gains for students with dyslexia, auditory processing disorder, ADD/ADHD, and a host of learning difficulties.  Her book, Reading Intervention Behind School Walls: Why Your Child Continues to Struggle, is available on Amazon.  See information on her book and an interview with Ms. Borkowsky at

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