3 Simple Strategies For Better Reading Skills

academics reading Aug 09, 2019

Is your child struggling with reading or comprehension? Are you feeling guilty because your child may not be improving as quickly as you would like? The good news is that there are some secret tricks you can do to help them improve.

Cross-lateral movements

You are probably wondering what crawling and leg tapping has to do with reading! The answer lies in the brain.  When you read, information has to come through the visual system and then to the corpus callosum. This area connects the left and right sides of the brain. 

             Sometimes a child will have difficulty reading because they are struggling to process the information across both sides of their brain. You may have noticed that they do not alternate their feet when coming downstairs, or that they do not have a dominant hand.  Also, as an infant, they may not have had a “typical” crawl-they may have dragged one foot or skipped...

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What I Wish the Parents of My Students Knew

academics reading teacher Aug 09, 2019

Teachers get blamed for a lot of things. It sure feels like everyone is saying, if your child isn’t learning fast enough, has behavior issues, doesn’t like school, isn’t motivated to learn, or just isn’t succeeding…blame a teacher. I know that isn’t how most of the families feel, but sometimes I wish the parents of my students knew a few things to help us all have a better school year.

 

I want you to communicate with me.

Yes, there are some teachers who do not have as much experience as others, but I am not one of them. I have been teaching children for many years and I feel like I understand them pretty well. However, I understand that I may not be up to speed on exactly what your child struggles with-so the more communication you share with me the more we can work together. I may not be able to incorporate every suggestion, but having more communication is always effective.

 

I make mistakes.

Teaching is a lot like parenting multiple...

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