Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dyslexia Independent of IQ

According to MIT News Office:
IQ is not a good predictor or indicator of reading difficulties.
Brain-imaging study suggests that reading difficulties are the same regardless of overall intelligence — and that more children could benefit from support in school.
Read more here.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Building Phonemic Awareness in Young Children

According to the National Reading Panel Report 2000, there are 7 essential phonemic awareness tasks that children must master to become proficient readers.

These phonemic awareness tasks include:

Count or say each sound

Add a sound

Delete a sound

Change a sound

Compare two words

Blend sounds into words

Create words that rhyme

Click here for ideas in fostering these essential building blocks to reading in

preschool and elementary aged children.