Category Archives: reading

Distractable–Or Imaginative and Creative?

Today’s post is from a “tutoring lesson report” on a child whose parents had been told was very “distractable.” As the lesson went along, I began to think maybe the child wasn’t really so “distractable” after all. What do you … Continue reading

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Writing and Spelling Adaptations for Children With Visual-Spatial Processing Issues

This is part 5 of a series of 6 posts about Visual-Spatial Processing Issues (and other related learning differences). Links to the other posts in this series are found at the bottom of this post. (Remember that if your child … Continue reading

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Reading Adaptations for Children with Visual-Spatial Processing Issues

This is part 4 of a series of 6 posts about Visual-Spatial Processing Issues (and other related learning differences). Links to the other posts in this series are found at the bottom of this post. (Remember that if your child … Continue reading

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Summer Reading and Book Reports

Some twenty years ago or so, while I was homeschooling my children, I wrote an article about “Creative Alternatives to Book Reports.” With summer coming, encouraging your children to read a wide variety of books is a great way to … Continue reading

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Activities and Resources for Children with Perceptual Issues

Does your child have perceptual issues? Are you looking for ideas for activities and resources? Here are some solutions I have used successfully with tutoring students, both those who attend school and those who are homeschooled. Lots of them are … Continue reading

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Practical Tips to Encourage Reading

This is the final post (#7) in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Here are a whole selection of practical tips to convert reluctant or even “hating” readers to people who love reading. Pick a few that you think … Continue reading

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Dyslexia and Other Learning Differences

This is post #6 in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Dyslexia and other learning differences: If all the reading issues and/or methods we’ve discussed in our previous posts in this series (see links at the end of this … Continue reading

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