On this episode of Special Kid School Talk Dr. Kari interviews reading expert and educational therapist, Dr. Lois Provda, who explains how starting formal reading instruction too soon can have disastrous effects and shares with us the type of skills children need to develop before we begin the process of teaching them to read.
Odds are you were taught how to read in first grade. Today, though, children are expected to read by the end of kindergarten. While the literacy standards have changed, the nature of children hasn’t. Pushing children to read before they are biologically ready can do more harm than good.
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On this episode of Special Kid School Talk Dr. Kari interviews Emily Iland, parent, author, and leader in the autism field about the best strategies for teaching children to understand what they read. Emily’s new book, Drawing a Blank: Improving Comprehension for Readers on the Autism Spectrum, is a wealth of resources for parents and educators. Ms. Iland is also the co-author of Autism Spectrum Disorders from A to Z (2004). Many children with special needs such as autism and learning disabilities have trouble making sense of what they read. What makes it even more confusing is that these kids can have good “decoding” or ability to sound out the words. Parents and teachers want strategies to help these kids!
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Perhaps your toddler has a stutter, or has trouble putting words together to communicate. If your child is having difficulty, you want to know what you can do at home, and how to find trained help. Join us for an expert interview with speech and language therapist, Roberta Tishman. Be sure to call in with your questions, submit questions during the broadcast via the chat room, or email questions before the broadcast to Dr. Kari at email@example.com. If your child has language or speech difficulties, you don’t want to miss this show! Ms. Tishman’s website: http://bhslc.com
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Kids with reading difficulties or dyslexia have it rough in school. Parents often feel frustrated and helpless as they watch their smart child suffer and lose hope. Parents can ease the burden faced by kids with reading problems. You won’t want to miss the strategies I talk about on this show! You’ll learn lots of ways to help your child who’s dealing with any of these problems: sounding out words, comprehension, reading smoothly, and remembering what he reads.