Does This Sound Like You?
Oh, your child may be in a different grade, but the same fact is true. Your child has some big reading problems.
You’re not alone. There are estimates that anywhere from 20-40% of children are reading below grade level and often failing in the United States.
Learning to Read with the Usual School Methods
- Stories that he couldn’t read
- Questions about the stories
- More phonics and worksheets on the words in the stories
Of course there are other methods, but still, your child did not learn in the ways that were used at school.
Perhaps he or she was even pulled out of class to work with a special teacher.
For some kids, this is enough. They may improve from there and be just fine. But it also does not succeed for many children.
For your child, it hasn’t helped. Nothing has helped. If things stay the same, he will fail in school, and that is terrifying for a parent, and it is devastating for the child.
When the Usual Teaching Styles Have Failed
Yes, valuable time has been lost and things could had been done differently. But let’s forget about that. All that matters is that he begins to learn now. It is not too late!
What Can a Parent Do Now to Help a Child Learn to Read?
Now must be the time to ensure that he is taught to read using a different style and a different way. And there are huge amounts of things to try. Sometimes a child even has several learning styles. These can be used very successfully to teach him or her to read well, and hopefully to catch up quickly too.
All we need to do is discover his styles, and then supply him with
- teaching and guidance
- practice time every day
Then we teach him to use those abilities to learn to read. I can help you with the first three. It’s possible you may want to provide the guidance yourself. I’ll teach you how. Or I can provide tutoring. That is up to you. But something must be done, and quickly!
There is every reason to hope that you can get this taken care of and solve your child’s problem. I can help you.
To save time, the easiest way to figure out what is best for your son or daughter is for us to discuss their situation and what they can and can’t do. I don’t need records and charts. Just your thoughts on where you child “is” in reading.
You as a parent know that every child is very different. That’s why I can’t just say, “Oh, send him to _________ for their program,” or “She needs certain software,” or “________ activity will work.”
And I know that sometimes money is a big factor. Sometimes it just isn’t there in amounts large enough to buy all that is needed. We can possibly even work around that.
I need to talk with you and learn more about your particular child’s issues. This consultation is free , and there is no obligation whatsoever. The main goal is to find solutions for you, not for me to gain students.
I don’t discuss your child with anyone but you, ever.
This does not mean that you are signing up for any program, course, tutoring, or anything else. We’re just exploring what will help.
There are so many different ways to help your child, and I’d like to make them available to you. I also offer webinars showing parents how to help their children themselves, at home. When I know what your child needs, it’s very possible that I’ll also make a video just for him or her, to get them started, or even have a chat or lesson.
Tell me about your child. It can’t hurt, and could change everything for his or her future.
It’s your turn, Mom or Dad. 🙂