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For the love of reading! Reading Disabilities and Beyond.

Posted by Matthew Turton on Fri, Oct 05, 2012 @ 04:02 PM

I hear “My child just isn’t interested in reading” all too often.

I guarantee you can find something they’re interested in reading. If not, there are deeper issues that need to be examined and we'll look at many of those in later posts. I’ve seen children whose parents can’t get them to read a thing, yet they pour over a new video game manual cover to cover! The key is finding something that interests them. There’s a book on it somewhere! Bugs, rocks, Barbie’s, video games, mummies, knights, space, animals, you name it, it’s out there. Want help? Below you can download a short interest inventory which will help give you ideas of content your children will be interested in reading!

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Topics: Reading, summer activities, love learning, reading disability, family activity, free download

Eye Tracking, “Jumpy Eyes” & Reading Disabilities

Posted by Matthew Turton on Thu, Sep 13, 2012 @ 12:26 PM

I think reading was perhaps one of the most liberating experiences of my childhood so I am troubled by how many children struggle with reading.

A recent survey by Canadian Living Magazine (May 2012) of Ontario’s grade 6 students revealed that ½ of them don’t like to read. Reading was always an area of strength for me, but I have worked with many children who struggle with reading for a wide variety of reasons. I believe that if you are good at something, then in most cases you will enjoy it. For 50% of grade 6 students to not enjoy reading there is something seriously wrong.

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Topics: learning disabilities, Reading, love learning, classroom strategies, reading disability, free download

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