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Jun 18

What are Executive Functioning Skills and how are they Important in Learning to Read?

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What are Executive Function Skills?     For how many of these questions can you give the answer, “YES?”   Are you able to set goals and achieve them? Can you plan a vacation and organize all of the necessary details to make sure the trip runs smoothly? If you are angry, can you stop […]

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Jun 18

Won’t Read, Can’t Read

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  Summer is a great time for experiencing the joy of reading a great book, but there are many children who don’t read because they can’t, and there are also children who can read, but don’t. This article deals with both kinds of children, because they experience some similar problems, as well as shares some […]

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Jun 18

The Simple View of Reading (SVR)-Part 3

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    This is the concluding part of this blog. Part 1 provides an introduction to this reading model and the profile “Specific Word Reading Difficulties,” which includes dyslexia. In Part 2, I introduced the reading profile “Specific Comprehension Difficulties.” which at its most extreme includes the condition known as Hyperlexia. In Part 3, I […]

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May 18

The Simple View of Reading (SVR)-Part 2

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  The Simple View of Reading Part 1 is an introduction to this reading model. In this second part, I will introduce you to the reading profile “Specific Comprehension Difficulties” or SCD. At its most extreme this has been labelled “Hyperlexia.” In Part 1, I introduced a visual representation of the four reading profiles, and […]

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May 18

The Simple View of Reading (SVR)-Part 1

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    The Simple View of Reading (SVR) was proposed by researchers Gough and Tunmer in 1986. It was developed to reconcile “The Reading Wars” argument of the 1980s, between advocates of bottom up processing (decoding) and those who supported top down processing (language comprehension.) The Simple View of Reading shows us that, while reading […]

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Apr 18

Co-existing Conditions of Dyslexia

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When my son was first diagnosed with dyslexia, I also learned that he had dyscalculia. In addition to these “gifts,” he also has some executive functioning challenges, as well as sensory processing and auditory processing issues. Over the years, I have learned that many of my students have had additional learning differences along with dyslexia. […]

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