Category Archive: Tutoring

Feb 16

Dsygraphia – Difficulty Writing

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Quick Facts about Dysgraphia A learning disability which makes writing difficult Believed to result from weak fine motor skills and difficulty remembering sequences Usually results in messy and sometimes illegible hand writing Strategies to improve writing include explicit instruction on forming letters and numbers followed by regular, repetitive practicing and writing aids like pencil grips …

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Jan 27

Informational Meeting for Parents, Students & Potential Instructors

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New Instructor & Parent Information Night. Have you thought about becoming an instructor?  Want to learn more about what we do? Come and learn HOW we are different, WHAT we do and how YOU might be a part of it. Wednesday June 8, 2016 5- 6:30  p.m. at the Reading Writing Connection, 1826 Horton Road, …

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Jul 20

Summer Reading List

Research has shown that reading contributes to vocabulary development. Our knowledge of vocabulary directly affects our ability to understand what we read. It has also been demonstrated that the more one reads, the better reader one becomes. Therefore, it is very important that we encourage children to read as much as possible. So, how do …

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Nov 10

Community Information Night and Upcoming Training

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Have you wondered what is dyslexia or thought “I can’t be dyslexic, I don’t reverse my letters?  Do I have it?  Is my child dyslexic?  Come and learn more about dyslexia, the myths, the facts and how we can help. What: Informational meeting on dyslexia intervention, upcoming training and employment opportunities. Where: The Reading Writing …

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Oct 20

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

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Dyslexia is not seeing or reading  words backwards or writing letters backwards. That is a common misconception. There are many misconceptions about the true meaning of dyslexia.  Early signs of learning differences and educational intervention are also not well understood.  Further, many people don’t understand that people with dyslexia are often very smart and can …

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Mar 11

Recent research supports our method for teaching the dyslexic learner

How can we best treat dyslexia? A new meta-analysis of published data, carried out by researchers at LMU, now provides a means of ranking the effectiveness of a range of current interventions. Credit: fiedels / fotolia.com A recently published meta-analysis of the research literature provides the first evidence-based assessment of the relative effectiveness of a …

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Oct 14

Why Children Succeed or Fail at Reading

Why Children Succeed or Fail at Reading By: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (1998)   Most children will learn to read, no matter what method is used to teach them. But unless they receive special help, at least 20 percent of them cannot master this simple task that the rest of …

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Sep 16

Win a FREE Kindle Fire…

What does a Kindle Fire and Mystery Jewelry bags have in common? They both support the gift of reading!  It is that time of year again when the Reading Writing Connection offers “Mystery Jewelry” bags for sale and you can win a brand new Kindle Fire.  What a win – win situation.  When you purchase …

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Jun 17

What is summer learning loss…and how to avoid it.

When parents think of summer vacation they picture lazy days at the lake, trips with the family, fun activities and more, but they rarely think of “summer learning loss”.  While children certainly need the break from school they don’t need the learning loss that occurs.  So what is summer learning loss? Summer learning loss is …

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May 21

New look, same great service…

Did you know that we recently revamped our logo? Our board members all come with talents, skills and expertise but one of them does graphic design!  Board member, Courtney Boatin, owner of Outlet Graphic Design, was asked to create a new logo for our organization and this was the chosen design.  Drive by to see our …

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