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
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!
A little test for you! Can you guess which of the little words in the box above are small difficult words, which children will struggle to read? They’re all small,… Read more about Small Words can Be Small Difficult Words!