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!
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, because they have fallen behind.
Maybe one of these children will be yours?
I have successfully taught hundreds of children to read, over the last 24 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. I also understand from first-hand experience, how it feels to go through school as a struggling reader.
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.
It still pains me and brings the tears. 50 years on, and I can remember it like it was yesterday. And 17 years of academic study, haven’t washed them… Read more about Do you know how it feels to be a poor reader?
Have you noticed how difficult it is to find reading books, for children who struggle to learn to read? Reading problems usually become apparent when a child reaches age 6… Read more about Why I Wrote a Set of Reading Books!
I am often asked if I teach phonics and I my answer is always the same. I have developed a phonetic system: one that is based on breaking words into… Read more about Letters, Sounds and Phonics! Why I think there is a Better Way!
Do you agonise over your child’s spellings? Will your child do everything to avoid learning them? Does your child learn some of the words, only to forget them again? Why… Read more about Make Spelling Tests Fun! Rote Learning is Inefficient!
Are you worried that your child struggles to read small words, which seem so easy to you? Maybe you should be. Why are Small Words so Important? Small words occur frequently… Read more about If he Can’t Read Small Words, he won’t Read Long Ones!