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The Surprising Benefits of Subtitle Use for Literacy Development – A conversation with Professor Jan-Louis Kruger

In this insightful interview with Professor Jan-Louis Kruger, a leading researcher at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) in the field of subtitling and eye tracking, we explore the fascinating topic of subtitles (captions) and their potential benefits for children and individuals learning to read. Professor Kruger shares valuable insights from cognitive and linguistic perspectives, shedding light […]

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Reading Horizons Review – Does It Work? An interesting at home approach for struggling/dyslexia students

Have you heard of Reading Horizons? This program claims to REALLY work for struggling readers, readers with dyslexia, English language learners, etc. Besides, it offers a very interesting approach to reading. So, what’s this approach all about? Does it work? What can you expect? Let’s find out in this Reading Horizons review! *Affiliate disclosure: This […]

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A guide to Understanding dyslexia and the dyslexic brain – My take on the book Reading in the Brain

Today we will explore the intricate topic of dyslexia. While not all, most of the insights, findings and ideas we’ll look at today come from the book ‘Reading in the Brain,’ by the renowned French researcher Stanislas Dehaene. If you want to learn more about this topic, I suggest you check this book out and […]

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How to teach letter sounds to struggling students? 3 little-known “hacks”

If you are in the process of teaching the letter sounds to your child, and you’ve tried all the “typical things” like songs, games, flashcards, but those letters just don’t seem to stick in your child’s memory, then keep reading, because this article is for you! Today, I’ll be sharing with you three “hacks” I […]

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What exactly is the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading? Why is it so popular? Orton Gillingham Curriculums side by side!

Have you heard of the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading, but you’re not sure of what exactly it is, or why it’s become such a popular option in reading instruction?  Then, keep reading, because this article is for you! In today’s post, we’ll take a close look into the Orton-Gillingham approach. If you are wondering […]

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Dog on a Log Book Series – Dyslexia decodable readers review

In today’s article we’ll go through the DOG ON A LOG book series. You may have heard of these books before. They are very popular among students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. Why? Well, I will go through this later on, but before I also wanted to clarify that while these books are especially […]

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How to teach sight words to struggling readers? The Phonetic Flashcard Method to SIGHT WORDS!

In today’s article we are going to talk about how to learn sight words using flashcards.  If you are a regular reader, you might be a little bit surprised that I am talking about flashcards for teaching sight words! Don’t worry! Even if we are going to use flashcards, that doesn’t mean that we are […]

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How to help children that can’t blend sounds? Top 10 Strategies to tackle difficulties blending words!

Why is it that so many beginner readers struggle to read very simple, very short, very regular words? Simple words like “mat”, “cat”, “sit” or “Sam”? The most common reason is that they have problems blending! Blending is the process where you take all the individual sounds in a word and push them together to […]

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Reading Apps for Struggling Readers – Readability Tutor vs Reading Buddy Software – Help struggling Readers with Artificial Intelligence!

CONTENTS 1: The Importance of Practice (and Strategic Practice) for struggling readers. 2: IN A HURRY?  Struggling Readers Apps side by side. 3. Struggling Readers App #1 Overview (Readability Tutor) 4. Struggling Readers App #2 Overview (Reading Buddy Software) *Affiliate Disclosure: Some of the links may direct you to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I […]

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How to help struggling readers at home – 12 Important Questions to Reflect on!

In this post, we are going to cover a sensitive topic: how to help struggling readers at home. I am actually going to ask you to reflect on a few questions you should ask yourself before putting the label ‘struggling reader’ to your child. This is because in the answer to these questions, you may […]

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