Do any of these sound like your child?
- She should be able to read in school by now—but she can’t
- He has learned to read a little, but isn’t advancing with his classmates
- She doesn’t understand that letters mean sounds
- He can’t blend sounds together to form a word
- She skips little words, or adds in words that make don’t make sense, and aren’t on the page
- He guesses instead of sounding out (decoding) words
- She stumbles, stops, loses her place, or starts over, again and again
- He mixes up letters that are similar, such as b, d, p, and q, and/or words such as was and saw
- It sounds like he reads very well—but doesn’t understand a word of it
- Reading at home is a daily battle between you and your kid . . . arguing, struggling, maybe even crying and tantrums
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