Suspect Your Child Has a Reading Issue?
If you suspect that your child might have a reading disability, then we recommend you cover all the bases mentioned in the article below.
“Don’t wait too long to ask for help. If you feel your child’s reading problems affect their self-esteem or make them apprehensive about school, get help promptly. Research shows that most reading problems don’t get better on their own, and that children generally don’t catch up once they fall behind unless they receive help.”
Here is a simple reading disability symptoms test that any parent can implement with their child:
The test: Have in front of you a copy of the text which is below your child’s present reading level (easy reading for your child), and have your child read a paragraph or two of that text aloud.
As your child reads, note on your copy of the text all the words and symbols (punctuation marks) that cause them to either stumble, hesitate, insert a word, replace a word, skip a word, misread a word, or skip a line(s), go blank. These are called common reading disability symptoms.
Over 90% of the time, these symptoms are caused by small abstract words (I, you, me, too, on, why) or punctuation marks. If this is the case, then we recommend your child explore the wonder-filled adventures of Magical I Am – Sky Village. For your child to progress through the digital adventure game, they will have to master abstract words and symbols along the way while having fun in the adventures. The more words and symbols that they master, the more fluid their writing and reading become.
Note: Playing Magical I Am - Sky Village can be done as a parallel track with any phonics or other reading program your child is presently taking.