We have known for a long time that our immune systems keep the growth of disease in our bodies in check. Even if we have a genetic predisposition for a specific disease, a healthy lifestyle, including good nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction practices can help reduce the growth of cancerous cells and diminish the … Continue reading Early Identification and Intervention
Until recently, my favorite book on reading research was Why Our Children Can’t Read and What We Can Do About It by Diane McGuinness, Ph.D. The book was published in 1999, and it literally changed the way I thought about reading instruction. It was groundbreaking at a time when the science of reading was in … Continue reading Book Review: Language at the Speed of Sight
Have you ever been in a room with people coughing and sneezing, wondering if you were going to get sick? It seems inevitable when germs are flying all over the place, but somehow you were able to escape. A day or two passes, and you are fine. Your friends, however, were not so lucky. How … Continue reading Did Your Child Miss the Reading Bug?
The research is clear on how to teach reading. This isn’t fake news or alternative facts. Brain scans and comprehensive studies illustrate, without a doubt, how all children, not just some children, learn best through a systematic, explicit, phonetic approach. Yet, our schools have not changed very much in response to these well-documented results. Sure, … Continue reading Reading Intervention Behind School Walls: Why Your Child Continues to Struggle
On a recent visit to Panera, my husband and I sat near a mother with her young son. She was busy on her cell phone while her son was on his, playing some game that made the most awful, loud noises. She didn’t seem to notice or mind because she was engrossed by her phone. … Continue reading Let’s Put Our Phones Down and Talk