Why do I hate ping-pong?
What do politicians know about teaching reading?
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 […]
Finding a solution for your child’s reading problem
Frankly, not very much. But they should know North Carolina is in terrible shape when it comes to reading. Only 75% of students are proficient in reading at grade level. In North Carolina, the Read to Achieve law mandates that all students take 36 tests to assess whether third-graders are up to grade level in […]
To get her GED, Mom of six learning to read
Shopping for a bad idea? How about postponing a solution for your child’s reading problem? The longer you wait, the bigger the problem grows. Students who read well do better in school because a solid reading foundation makes every subject easier. We all procrastinate at times. But waiting to see if your child catches up […]
US Literacy Rate Continues to Lag
Berthe M wanted to complete a GED, but there was one small hitch; she was not able to read. So Berthe enrolled in our course as a scholarship student. We are pleased that she has now completed our course. Five years ago Berthe came to North Carolina with her six children as refugees from Chad, […]
Another reading success story
Why is our literacy rate so low? According to a recent study the US literacy rate has not improved over the past ten years. There are still far too many adults who are functionally illiterate. In my local community, an estimated 10 percent of white students read below grade level, while Latino and African American […]
Why can’t learning to read be easier?
The Academic Associates Reading Course makes a difference in the lives of students of all ages. Here is one student who achieved academic success in high school as he improved his decoding skills. This student, who is from another state, completed the same course offered here. Thousands of students have gained confidence as they achieved […]
My children read okay; how can I help them excel?
For many persons, learning to read isn’t easy. For a variety of reasons, English is a confusing language to learn for many of us. While the language has only 44 sounds, those sounds make up over a million words. On the written page, the sounds are represented by letters of the alphabet, which are put […]
How a girl with dyslexia learned to like reading
If your child’s reading is okay, that means it is adequate, good, or satisfactory. Okay is better than not okay, or failing. But is okay a level that can help your child to reach his or her full potential? The world is fiercely competitive. Average isn’t good enough any more. Those who would succeed must […]
Dyslexia, learning disabilities and reading
“My 7-year-old daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia. She rebelled against reading because it was such a struggle for her. Other therapies did not produce any noticeable improvement in her reading ability. With Academic Associates, there was immediate improvement. Suddenly she wanted to read everything! Less than halfway through the course, she has already been promoted […]
Many of our students have been diagnosed with dyslexia or other learning disabilities. Some have dyslexia, others have had speech problems or ADHD. The parents of one of our students had been told their daughter could not learn to read due to her speech problems. But in just six months she had caught up […]