As I scroll through Facebook or drive through communities on Long Island and see the proliferation of tutors and tutoring companies and agencies, I realize that it must be difficult for parents to make decisions based on what tutors say about themselves. Many will present as experts, but many are “experts” without portfolio. Here are … Continue reading Choosing a Reading Tutor
According to the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), dyslexia is defined as “a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.” The key word is “neurobiological,” an illness of the nervous system caused by genetic or biological factors. … Continue reading Dyslexia or Dys“teach”ia?
Although English is a phonetic language, there are still schools of thought that want children to memorize a certain number of words by the time they finish kindergarten. Some people would argue and say that it couldn’t hurt, or it is part of a “Balanced Literacy” program. But I would say it is actually extremely … Continue reading Are Sight Words Detrimental for Beginner Readers?
Do you remember the old SAT questions that included analogies and comparisons to test your ability to recognize relationships between words? Here is one that will help explain the meaning of an Auditory Processing Disorder: Hear:Noise – Listen:Music Hearing is a physical and biological activity. One can’t help but to hear noise if their hearing … Continue reading Auditory Processing Disorder: What?