Thursday, April 3, 2014

Could It Be Dyslexia?; Disability Versus Difference

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Dear Kathy,

What does it mean if your child has trouble finding or saying the right word? Get the answer in this week's Three Things to Know, along with five essential skills for reading and one parent's take on disability versus difference.

Word Finding Word Retrieval Problems Trouble Finding the Right Word
"Can you pass me that… whatchamacallit?" Most of us have trouble now and then with finding the right word, a process called word retrieval. But children who experience this frequently can struggle in school and have anxiety. Find out how you can help.

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5 Essential Skills for Reading Comprehension Skills for Reading Comprehension
If your child struggles with reading, you want to know why. To help you, we put together this list of five essential skills needed for reading comprehension. Use the list to zero in on the challenges your child faces.

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What's the Right Term: Disorder, Disability or Difference? Disorder, Disability or Difference?
Parents are often bombarded with terms for how to describe their children's challenges. It is a "disorder" or a "disability"? What about a "learning difference"? A parent contributor shares her perspective on how the right word can often depend on context.

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I hope these three things help. Thanks for reading.

Andrew Lee
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