How children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) or learning disabilities like dyslexia can improve reading skills and achieve success at school.

By Susan Schwartz

Early Years

For grades 1st through 3rd, the object of most school reading assignments is to build reading skills. You can help with the necessary practice and offer support to your child with attention deficit disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, or other learning disabilities.

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Do You Read to Your Child?

By: John Edelson

Learning to read is an exciting time for children and their families. Learning to read successfully is the culmination of many steps. And the early stages of the reading process combines two skills that go hand in hand: phonics and vocabulary. Simply put, phonics is the understanding of how letters combine to make sounds and words. And this starts with, what else, the alphabet. Phonics skills grow as students distinguish between vowels and consonants and understand letter combinations.

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Why Some Children Have Difficulties Learning to Read

By: G. Reid Lyon (2000)

Children may struggle with reading for a variety of reasons. This article provides an overview of these reasons, including limited experience with books, speech and hearing problems, and low phonemic awareness.

Good readers are phonemically aware, understand the alphabetic principle, apply these skills in a rapid and fluent manner, possess strong vocabularies and syntactical and grammatical skills, and relate reading to their own experiences.

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