Have you been told your child has a poor working memory? Psychologists often comment on memory in their reports, on struggling readers. I’m not sure a good memory is essential for reading, and… Read more about A ‘Good Working Memory’ is not Essential for Reading Tuition
Teaching Reading: Changing Lives
Learning to read at age 14, has made me into a very effective Reading Therapist. I am more than just a reading tutor. I overcome reading problems and help children who struggling both with reading, and the emotional issues which arise, if they are falling behind.
Maybe one of these children will be yours?
I have successfully taught hundreds of children to read, over the last 17 years. My early life and my Psychotherapy training has given me a sympathetic understanding of children as children, and an idea of what is actually going on in their minds, as they are learning.
My blog posts offer an insight into the Theory and practice of reading. I hope they will help you to help your child. Maybe the Case Studies will reassure you.
Unhappy Children: Desperate Parents There are many children in our schools, who really struggle to learn to read. They make little progress, no matter how much help they receive. By… Read more about Suzanne & her Parent – A Case Study
The Daily Yawn Does your young child come home exhausted from school most afternoons? Reluctant to talk about his day, does he flop in front of the TV. When you… Read more about Does your Child come Home from School Exhausted
Let me guess: you have spoken to your daughter’s teacher about her reading. He has explained that although she ‘knows her sounds’, she finds decoding rather tricky. Now you’re wondering if reading… Read more about My child isn’t decoding words. What do you mean?
Years ago, ‘helping’ my son with homework, I noticed that he wrote the letter p, with an upward stroke, making it hard to join it to the previous letter. I… Read more about Visual Acuity: Why your child struggles with ‘b’ & ‘d’.
I have a love/hate relationship with consonant clusters! I love them, because, they tell me so much about the method used to teach a struggling reader, and why she is struggling…. Read more about Consonant Clusters: The Great Waste of Time!