Best Teaching Practices for Struggling Readers

Best Teaching Practices for Struggling Readers

Dyslexia, reading disability, learning disability, or learning difference. Whatever you call it, if your child is not reading at grade level or has difficulty with spelling, your child demonstrates a typical learning profile. The “typically” developing brain will...
Speak2Read Case Study French Immersion

Speak2Read Case Study French Immersion

Bilingual Therapy?  Oui, Oui, Madame! It’s true! We often get requests from parents with children in French Immersion who are concerned about their child’s progress and are even contemplating removing their child from French Immersion. This can be a difficult decision...
Speak2Read Case Study – Iceberg, Dead Ahead!

Speak2Read Case Study – Iceberg, Dead Ahead!

The “Case”:  Boy, Grade 1, public school.  English speaking.  Let’s call him … Finnegan! (A Mr. Dress-Up shout-out). Referral Reason:  A couple “funny” things in his speech The Situation:  Finnegan had completed previous language assessment and all scores were in the...
Speak2Read Case Study – The Girl In Grade 3

Speak2Read Case Study – The Girl In Grade 3

This young girl in Gr. 3 came to see me after having completed a Psychoeducational assessment as well as a language assessment.   She hated homework, did NOT like writing, and did very little reading for enjoyment.  Spelling was significantly challenging for her. ...
A Cautionary Tale for Parents of Slow Readers

A Cautionary Tale for Parents of Slow Readers

DANGER, WILL ROBINSON! A Cautionary Tale for Parents of Slow Readers! In my previous blog posts here and here, I began educating parents and drawing attention to some of the concerns to be aware of when considering having assessment and standardized testing completed....