Why TV is good for your child

Dec 05

Why TV is good for your child

School holidays are looming and with it the dilemma on how to entertain your child. Thoughts of children slouching around in front of the TV all day whilst parents are still at work dredges up mixed feelings of relief and trepidation:   At least they’ll be entertained and kept out of mischief but we know that too much TV cannot be a good thing. The first 2...

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When is a lisp no longer cute?

Nov 11

When is a lisp no longer cute?

A lisp is a relatively common speech disorder in which a person has trouble pronouncing the sounds of the letters “s” and “z.” The toddler that says “pleathe” is really cute, but how do you decide when the lisp is no longer cute?   And why on earth does the word “lisp” contain an /s/? 😛   There are a number of factors to...

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11 Tools to improve Reading Comprehension

Oct 08

11 Tools to improve Reading Comprehension

Good readers employ strategies before, during, and after reading that help them comprehend text. As I mentioned in my last post “Causes of reading comprehension difficulties,” struggling readers do not understand why they have difficulty comprehending. There is however, no definitive set of strategies for remediation of reading comprehension difficulties and...

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Causes of Reading Comprehension Difficulties

Sep 25

Causes of Reading Comprehension Difficulties

Struggling readers do not understand why they have difficulty comprehending. In order to assist these children we need to understand why and where their difficulties are occurring. (For the purposes of this discussion I am assuming the child’s visual perceptual skills are intact.) A breakdown in Reading Comprehension can occur at different stages in the processing...

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Reading Comprehension

Sep 18

Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension is one of the pillars of the act of reading. When a person reads a text he engages in a complex array of cognitive processes. He is simultaneously using his awareness and understanding of phonemes (individual sound “pieces” in language), phonics (connection between letters and sounds and the relationship between sounds, letters and words)...

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12 Games to Improve your Memory

Jul 23

12 Games to Improve your Memory

It must be remembered that everyone has a learning style that is best suited to them. Some people may find that they have a dominant style of learning, with far less use of the other styles. Others may find that they use different styles in different circumstances. There is no right mix. Nor are your styles fixed. You can develop ability in less dominant styles, as...

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