How do I help my child improve their reading comprehension skills?

Reading for Meaning means having comprehension, and understanding what you’ve read. It takes practice, time and patience to develop reading comprehension skills. Families can play an important role in helping a child learn to read for understanding. First, make sure your child is reading books appropriate for their reading level. If a book is too … Read more

What is the difference between a reading “difficulty” and a learning “disability” specifically in reading?

Some children struggle with reading but are not labeled with having a learning disability. What is a disability? A learning disability is when a child has difficulty learning a particular skill or academic area. Learning disabilities are not related to intelligence, and are often physiological; meaning someone with a learning disability may be wired differently … Read more