February 19, 2015


Parents of children with learning problems often identify their child as a “picky eater” with junk food cravings. These children simply refuse to eat a balanced, healthy diet, no matter what the parent tries. With parents being confronted with an array of demands on t...

February 7, 2015

The mother on the other end of the line sounded tired and frustrated. She told a familiar story. Her daughter Mira, was midway through third grade, but reading at first grade level. When two years of meetings at school and pull-out help for Mira had been unproductive,...

January 31, 2015

As a parent, you want your children to succeed – both in school and in life.  You may already be doing some of the things on this list.  Others may be new to you or, more likely, something you know you want to do, but need a reminder and encouragement to pursue.  All o...

January 24, 2015

Mark and Janice have had many intense conversations this year about Jarrod’s struggles in Second Grade.  Despite all they have tried to do to help him, Jarrod has continued to fall further behind in reading and math.  Now, with only three months left in the school year...

January 17, 2015

Liz is worried about her son, Connor.  He is nearing the end of first grade and still struggles to read three letter words.  His teacher, Mrs. Jenkins, is recommending that he repeat first grade to have time to catch up to grade level.  She suggested that Connor is pro...

January 5, 2015

Diego is in fourth grade.  As I watched him print his answers to a spelling test, I noticed several important things: he was gripping his pencil in a partial fist; he often reversed his b’s and d’s; his letters were of varying sizes, often above or below the line; and...

July 15, 2014

Quick Steps To Reading is a new strategy that brings order to the confusing rules and inconsistent syllable pronunciations that characterize the English language. It replaces the traditional “sound-out-the-syllables” and word recognition approaches that have left so ma...

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