Trouble With Reading

Understanding Your Child’s Trouble With Reading

Does your child struggle to read? Maybe your child avoids reading or is behind in reading skills. Le…

Learning and Thinking Differences That Cause Trouble With Reading

Dyslexia isn't the only learning difference that affects reading. Find out how other learning and th…

8 Reasons Kids Might Read Slowly

Kids read slowly for lots of reasons, but that doesn't mean they're not good at reading. Explore 8 r…

Video: Why Learning to Read Is Harder Than Learning to Speak

Why is reading so hard for some kids? Hear from reading expert Margie Gillis on why learning to read…

Top 10 Things to Know About Reading

Read about the top 10 things to know about reading skills. Understand common reading problems and th…

How Can I Tell If My Child Understands What She Reads?

How can you tell if kids understand what they read if they no longer read aloud to you? An expert an…

What Are Sight Words?

What are sight words? Sight words (star words, popcorn words) are common words we recognize without …

Phonological Awareness: What You Need to Know

Phonological awareness is a skill that allows kids to recognize and work with the sounds of spoken l…

What Is Decoding?

Decoding is a key skill for learning to read. Find out what it means to decode words, and how to tel…

The Difference Between Decodable and Non-Decodable Words

What's the difference between reading sight words and sounding out words? Learn about decodable word…

Is It OK That My Second Grader Is Learning to Read by Memorizing Words?

Is it OK for second graders to learn to read by memorizing words? An expert explains when it's OK to…

Why Is My Third Grader Suddenly Having Trouble Reading?

In third grade, it's not uncommon for kids to suddenly struggle with reading. Learn why reading diff…

Why Do Some Kids Have Trouble Understanding or Remembering What They Read?

Why do some kids struggle with reading comprehension and remembering what they read? Find out what c…

Reading Speed and Fluency: What You Need to Know

What is reading speed? Reading speed is part of reading fluency. Find out why schools measure kids' …

Reading Skills: What to Expect at Different Ages

Kids develop reading skills from the time they're babies. Learn about literacy development. See a li…

Signs of Dyslexia at Different Ages

What are the symptoms of dyslexia? Use this checklist to learn about dyslexia symptoms in children o…

9 Terms to Know If Your Child Has Trouble With Reading

Explore nine reading terms your child's teachers may use when talking about reading skills and your …

6 Essential Skills for Reading Comprehension

Learn the basics of reading comprehension. Here are 6 skills kids need for reading comprehension, an…

Orton–Gillingham: What You Need to Know

Orton–Gillingham is a teaching approach designed to help kids who struggle with reading, like studen…

Why Does My Child Spell a Word Right One Day and Wrong the Next?

Are you concerned your child is bad at spelling? Does your child spell a word right one day and wron…

Signs of Dyslexia at Different Ages

What are the symptoms of dyslexia? Use this checklist to learn about dyslexia symptoms in children o…

Dyslexia: Questions From Families Answered

Get answers to common questions about dyslexia. Experts explain dyslexia basics and share insights o…

Why Are Vowels So Hard for My Child?

Do you wonder why your child has trouble with vowel sounds? Find out why vowels are harder to read, …

Rapid Automatized Naming Tests: What You Need to Know

Find out what rapid automatized naming is, why it's important and how it's tested. Learn what you ca…

How to Help Your Child With Reading

How can you help your child get better at reading? Get tips to help your child build and improve rea…

Video: Apps for Young Kids Who Struggle With Reading

See expert picks for reading apps and games to help young kids struggling to learn how to read. Watc…

Video: How to Choose Books for Kids Who Struggle With Reading

It's important for kids to read, even if they have trouble with it. Watch as an expert explains how …

Video: How to Help Your Child Connect Letters and Sounds

Watch this video to learn how to use rhyming games and other activities to help your child build an …

Do Audiobooks Get in the Way of Learning to Read?

When kids struggle with reading, is it OK to listen to audiobooks? Does it slow down their reading p…

Video: How to Help Your Child Build Vocabulary

How can you help your child build vocabulary? Watch an expert explain simple vocabulary activities t…

8 Multisensory Techniques for Teaching Reading

Multisensory instruction can help kids with reading issues like dyslexia learn to read. Here are a f…

5 Ways Executive Functioning Issues Can Impact Reading

Executive function plays a big role in reading. Learn how executive functioning issues can impact sk…

Video: Dyslexia and the Fear of Reading

We all have a natural fight-or-flight response when fear kicks in. But what happens when that fear i…