Tag: reading


Visual Memory: Studies Show Visual Memory Superior to Auditory Memory for Reading and Recalling Details Visual Processing

Visual Memory: Studies Show Visual Memory Superior to Auditory Memory for Reading and Recalling Details This article provides helpful information, games and activities for improving your child’s visual memory. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. When you make a video on your phone, visual and auditory information is stored for safekeeping and can be played back when you want to access it again. Recording...

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Oculomotor Dysfunction: Why my Child Skips Words, Can’t Cross the Midline, Experiences Double Vision Visual Processing

Oculomotor Dysfunction: Why my Child Skips Words, Can’t Cross the Midline, Experiences Double Vision This article provides helpful information about oculomotor development for reading, writing and spelling. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Eye movements are the fastest and most frequent motions made by the human body. The eye movement control system, known as the oculomotor system, is complex and sophisticated. The function of...

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VISUAL DEVELOPMENT: Why Poor Visual Perception Skills could make Poor Readers Visual Processing

Visual System: Lack of Visual Development Creates Poor Visual Perception Skills This article provides a helpful introduction to your child’s visual system. Additional articles will be included in this series. Affiliate links are below for your convenience. Most of what we learn, especially in the classroom, is through our visual system. Educators from every field agree there is a close connection between vision and learning....

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Areas of Attention: Is My Child Developmentally Ready for Sustained Attention, Focus and Multitasking Development

5 Areas of Attention: Is My Child Developmentally Ready for Sustained Attention, Focus and Multitasking This article provides helpful information regarding the 5 areas of attention. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. A group of six-year-olds sit down during circle time to listen to their teacher read them a story. After 10 minutes, a majority of the kids are fidgeting, whispering to their neighbor,...

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Visual Processing: How to Recognize a Visual Processing Disorder in Your Child Visual Processing

Visual Processing: How to Recognize a Visual Processing Disorder in Your Child Many parents and educators have a hard time recognizing the signs and symptoms of a Visual Processing Disorder (VPD) in their child or students. Oftentimes parents or teachers think their child needs glasses or they can’t see the chalkboard so they try moving them closer to the front of the classroom. Children with...

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Vestibular System: Your Child’s Internal GPS System for Motor Planning and Attention Vestibular

Vestibular System: Your Child’s Internal GPS System for Motor Planning and Attention This article provides information about your child’s internal GPS system or vestibular system. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Whenever I need to travel to a new place, I pull out my smart phone, open up my GPS app and type in the address. Almost instantly, the guide’s voice chimes in on...

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VESTIBULAR: Best Vestibular and Hand-Eye Coordination Tools for Sensory Integration Development

Vestibular Toys and Hand-eye Coordination Toys This article provides vestibular toys for better learning development. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Providing your child with certain toys can help them learn. Many of these items can improve your child’s vestibular, gross motor skills, tactile, sensory, proprioception and hand-eye coordination. As we improve your child’s balance and coordination, focus and attention, visual system and core muscle with these...

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HAND-EYE COORDINATION: Without Strong Hand-eye Coordination, Tracking & Reading may be Delayed Development

Hand-eye Coordination: How Hand-eye Coordination Helps Early Readers This article contains information regarding hand-eye coordination and it’s importance for reading and writing. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Hand-eye coordination is one of the most important parts of the learning process. It helps your child track the movements of their hands with their eyes, which is essential for reading and decoding. Because your child also uses their...

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Primitive Reflexes: The Culprit Behind Your Child’s Balance and Coordination Issues Development

Primitive Reflexes: The Culprit Behind Your Child’s Balance and Coordination Issues This article contains information regarding retained primitive reflexes and provides affiliate links for your convenience. Running, kicking a ball, riding a bike and sitting straight in a chair are things most kids do easily, but if a child struggles doing simple physical tasks, there might be an underlying reason that goes deeper than just...

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Faster Doesn’t Equal Smarter: Are Timed Reading Tests Making our Kids Dumber? Reading

Faster Doesn’t Equal Smarter: Are Timed Reading Tests Making our Kids Dumber? Timed reading tests such as the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) test have been widely used in schools around the country since 2001. Because we are constantly trying to help our students compete with our international counterparts, many educators and administrators have come up with new methods over the years...

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