News, Tips, and Articles of Interest

December 6, 2018 / by LiteracyUntangled

Audiobooks and Immersion Readers: Do They Help or Hurt My Child?

The main reason for reading is to gain information, how you receive the information is unimportant. In fact, reading to your child and/or using audiobooks and immersion readers can only help increase your child’s reading skills.

December 5, 2018 / by LiteracyUntangled

Dyslexia: Give Me the Basics!

Dyslexia is a language based learning disability: problems with reading, writing, spelling and/or math – not with an ability to think! Just like Autism, there is a spectrum from mild to severe – no two dyslexics are exactly alike. It is a lifelong disability, you can’t outgrow it. However, through remediation and accommodations, its impact can be moderated.

November 19, 2018 / by LiteracyUntangled

Dyslexia: Is It Really That Common?

You might be surprised to learn just how prevalent dyslexia is. Current findings show that 1 out of every 5 people are dyslexic. That’s a whopping 20% of the population!

November 16, 2018 / by LiteracyUntangled

Controlled Readers: Are They Really That Important?

Controlled readers or decodable books are books that contain only the phonetic sounds and skills your child has mastered. And, yes, they are important! Give a student a book they can fully decode and they can not only practice their learned decoding skills, but also increase their confidence and reading fluency.

November 15, 2018 / by LiteracyUntangled

Early Identification and Intervention: Does it Matter?

The ramifications for not doing so can be enormous, both on personal and societal levels. Every year student waits to receive effective intervention levels, the effect of the intervention diminishes 25%-50%. Early identification and intervention is four times more effective than taking the “wait to fail” path.

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