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Ask Susan: Are My Children Not Creative Enough?

I worry that my children aren’t imaginative and creative enough. My elder son is six years old. Yesterday he and his friend were playing in our backyard. His friend pretended to be a giant dinosaur, and all my son said was, “there’s no dinosaur”. He never pretend plays, in fact, he seldom plays.

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Ask Susan: Surface Dyslexia, and How to Help

My daughter Sofie has been diagnosed with surface dyslexia. She reverses b/d, p/q, the letters j and g, and reads words like ‘rat’ as ‘tar’. She even reverses numbers.

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Ask Susan: How to Overcome Reading Comprehension Difficulties

Reading comprehension is the heart and goal of reading, since the purpose of all reading is to gather meaning from the printed page. The symptoms and causes of reading comprehension difficulties are discussed, as well as intervention.

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Ask Susan: Orthographic Dyslexia — Symptoms, Causes, Intervention

Orthographic dyslexia, also called surface dyslexia, dyseidetic dyslexia or visual dyslexia, is a subtype of dyslexia that refers to children who struggle with reading because they can’t recognize words by sight.

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Ask Susan: Strategies to Improve Inferential Comprehension

Inferential comprehension is the ability to process written information and understand the underlying meaning of the text. This information is then used to infer or determine deeper meaning that is not explicitly stated.

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Ask Susan: My Daughter Struggles a Great Deal with Comprehension

My daughter is 11 and we have never taken her to be officially diagnosed with anything, although she was slow to learn to read and struggles a great deal with comprehension.

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Ask Susan: ‘I Find it Difficult to Study for Exams’

Whatever you do, hold on to your dreams. Some people blossom early, others only later in life. The ‘Queen of the Andes’ is a rather small plant, but once it blooms, it grows to be up to 30 feet high! Maybe you only need to change a few things so that you too, can start blooming.

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Ask Susan: My Son’s Reading Comprehension Is Poor

I have a 10-year-old son whose comprehension tests results are poor. This does not match his other abilities, e.g. reading, writing and maths. He is a bright boy. After having read your website, we wonder if you could please help us. We have tried many things: private tutors, tutoring programs and seeking advice from teachers.

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Ask Susan: Daughter Has Profound Dyslexia, Dysnomia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia

My daughter Amy tested as profoundly dyslexic and struggles in math, writing and spelling as well. We have done two years of OG and have seen reading improvement, but she is still at least two grades behind. She has always been homeschooled though.

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Ask Susan: My Son Struggles with Reading Comprehension

A limited vocabulary, poor listening skills (reading is a form of listening), poor memory and reasoning skills are the general reasons why children struggle with reading comprehension.

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Ask Susan: When Do the Exercises Level Up?

I bought a 3 month membership for my son. I have difficulty understanding why the reading, sequencing and grid pattern graphs are not moving at all, although he is doing the exercises.

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Ask Susan: Cognitive Skills Training Can Be Compared to Weightlifting

Image going to the gym, where you will be doing weightlifting for the first time. There will be weight plates of different sizes: from the lightest weighing 2.5 pounds, to the heaviest weighing 100 pounds. Every person in the gym, including you, will be lifting weights according to their own abilities, with the ultimate aim of lifting heavier and heavier weights to build body muscles.

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