Dyslexia most common learning disability
How do your students learn to read so quickly, even after years of failure?
Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, and 80% of students who have a diagnosed learning disability have dyslexia. Boys are more likely to be dyslexic than girls, according to a resource from the University of Michigan. Dyslexia is a complex language problem. It is not a vision problem, but rather has to do with […]
Who’s to blame if the kids can’t read?
Students experience reading failure for many reasons. Some may have learning disabilities. Other students are learning English as a second language, while some do not succeed with the sight-reading method. Boys often have more difficulty learning to read by conventional methods. The Academic Associates method has simplified the process of learning to read. With this […]
Poor readers lag behind their peers
Some blame the teachers when students fail, while others blame the home environment of failing readers. Assigning blame, however, will not help anyone to learn to read. In fact, struggling readers come from every type of home background. Rudolf Flesch, the author of Why Johnny Can’t Read, noticed that one of his sons was unable to […]
Her reading improved dramatically
Poor readers lag behind their peers in elementary school. Leading educators agree that those students who can’t read well by third-grade will continue to struggle in all subject areas. They will remain behind their peers. Unless an intervention is made, they will be unable to catch up. They will be at risk of being severely […]
Healthy diet boosts children’s reading skills
Tracy suffers from a learning disability. She was in tenth grade, but due to dyslexia she was reading at a third grade level. Her family was concerned that she might not even finish high school. They wanted her to graduate and if possible go on to community college. Tracy had been a special education student […]
My child reads well, but has problems with comprehension
Does a nutritious diet improve children’s reading skills? Finnish research says yes. This isn’t a total surprise, actually. But it turns out that there is a link between children’s nutrition and their reading ability. It’s fairly well known that good nutrition, besides being important to overall health and growth, is essential to development of the […]
Can we cure learning disabilities?
Reading comprehension is a common problem. A child reads the words correctly, but misses the meaning of the passage he read. He is unable to answer questions about it correctly on his homework, or summarize the meaning. He lacks comprehension. A problem with reading comprehension can indicate an issue with decoding or word recognition skills. […]
Read just because you’ll be amazing
Most learning disabilities have no permanent cure. But our amazing brains compensate by adapting other sections of the brain to function for the disabled parts. Our method of teaching reading trains the left side of the brain, which is the brain’s most efficient way of learning languages. So while we can’t cure learning disabilities, our […]
Why do I hate ping-pong?
“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” –Dr. Seuss In 1950s, the Dick and Jane books were the most widely used curriculum for teaching reading by the sight method. Although widely effective, the books were known for their boring, plodding style. To […]
For the same reason so many children hate school! I was never any good at ping-pong. I lose every time. It’s the same for students who can’t read– they hate school. They’re resist going because it’s hard. It’s no fun; they just don’t catch on. Then if they have to leave their homeroom and go […]