Auditory Workout – App Review

Nov 04

Auditory Workout – App Review

Developer:  Virtual Speech Center Price:             $19.99         Processing of Auditory information is a difficulty that affects so many aspects of language development and the ability to address this difficulty in an authentic learning environment is an ongoing challenge for therapists working with these children. All too...

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Syntax City – App Review

Nov 03

Syntax City – App Review

Developer:         Smarty Ears Apps Price:                    $39.99       Syntax City targets a variety of grammatical elements in fun and engaging ways. It is suitable for children who have some knowledge of reading but with guidance and mediation it could possibly be used with a 5 year old child. The theme sets the...

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App Review: Tense Builder

Oct 19

App Review: Tense Builder

  Developer: Mobile Education Store Price: $14.99   Aside from acting out verbs with children, I haven’t found another activity that provides a real understanding of verb tenses (and there is a limit to the number of verbs that you can act out) over and over again. Tense Builder is designed to help students learn how to identify and use correct tense...

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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...

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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...

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Reading Raven – App Review

Sep 02

Reading Raven – App Review

    Developer: Early Ascent LLC Price: $3.99   Reading Raven is phonics-based engaging learn-to-read app that provides step-by-step reading lessons designed to help young children build a solid foundation for reading. The developer suggests this app from age 3 to 7 years, but I feel that 3 years is a little young and it is more suited for children...

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