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What to do when your child does not comprehend

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We often hear parents say that their child needs help with reading comprehension. Often the problem is not comprehension, but reading fluency getting in the way of comprehension. Perhaps the student has a weakness in word attack, which in turn will affect comprehension. Typical comprehension tutoring will have a student read and answer questions. This is not going to solve the problem, it is simply testing the student over and over. The key to solving the problem is to find out why a student is not comprehending.

If a student comprehends well when read to, then their own comprehension will improve once the true cause of the problem is addressed. If word attack skills are weak or a student is dyslexic, then a reading program that targets decoding/encoding is needed, thus helping these individuals to become independent readers, allowing them to achieve success both in school and in life. One such program, which is used at Connections is the Wilson Reading System. The Wilson program is focused and intense—necessary elements for the significant work we do. Here at Connections our passion and belief that all individuals can find success has driven Connections since 2004.

Connections Learning Center : 2744 West 111th Street, Chicago, IL, 60655 : 773.238.4526 : https://connectionslearningcenter.com/