Learning to Write: One More Step From Language to Literacy

Learning to Write: One More Step From Language to Literacy

Many states have adopted content standards for language arts curricula in the early elementary grades that emphasize the importance of oral language skills in development of reading and writing. A glance at two state standards for Grades 1 and 2 illustrate how schools recognize that learning to write depends on oral language skills.

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Maximize Your Extended Health Care Benefits

Maximize Your Extended Health Care Benefits

Did you know you can elevate learning performance through improved auditory processing skills? Meaning your listening, memory, focus and ease of understanding can now be improved conversationally and in reading and writing.Before the year ends, be sure to maximize... read more
Too Many Kids with Dyslexia Are Left Behind: Here’s Why

Too Many Kids with Dyslexia Are Left Behind: Here’s Why

October is dyslexia awareness month. Language-based learning disabilities affect age-appropriate reading, spelling, and sometimes writing, too. Effective, research-based practices have been identified and promoted for years. Everything necessary to provide learners with dyslexia with an appropriate education is available now, and has been for decades. Even so, too many kids are being left behind.

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month!

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month!

Did you know October is Dyslexia Awareness Month? Learn about the latest research on the processing weaknesses and early indicators in dyslexia and, most importantly, use this information to help people you care about.

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Pay Attention! Why It’s Not as Easy as You May Think

Pay Attention! Why It’s Not as Easy as You May Think

by Martha Burns, Ph.D, courtesy of Scientific Learning How often do you say to your child, “Pay attention?”  Or, how often does a teacher reprimand a student for “not paying attention?” We tend to think that attention is something simple, either you are paying... read more
Open Air Library in Sidney

Open Air Library in Sidney

Check out Booksmack as part of the Open Air Library in Sidney, BC on Tuesday, August 15th, 10 am – noon, at Beacon Park, Sidney BC, next to the outdoor amphitheatre.

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Road Work Ahead

Road Work Ahead

This mother’s blog about her autistic son’s communication advances lend an understanding to the complexities of the literacy pyramid and what’s possible.

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Undoing Dyslexia via Video Games

Undoing Dyslexia via Video Games

Psychologists and neuroscientists are using new techniques to identify the source of language and reading problems such as dyslexia in the brain and create innovative new therapies to significantly improve children’s language learning and reading.

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5 Tips for Parents of Struggling Readers

5 Tips for Parents of Struggling Readers

Every year, parents and educators work hard to help their children and students learn as much as possible, squeezing in all the high-value knowledge they can. But come the end of the school year, a solid percentage of that learning — anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks — is lost during summer vacation. This is especially true for children with learning challenges.

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This article was originally written and published on the Scientific Learning Website

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