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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: Reading Comprehension Difficulties — Symptoms, Causes, Intervention

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: 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: 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: Grade 5 Daughter Fails Comprehension Tests

In this column Susan assists a mother who is concerned about her daughter who can read with perfect fluency, but her comprehension does not match her reading ability. The causes of and solutions to reading comprehension problems are addressed.

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What Is Reading Fluency? Why Is It Important?

Fluency is the ability to read “like you speak.” Hudson, Lane, and Pullen define fluency this way: “Reading fluency is made up of at least three key elements: accurate reading of connected text at a conversational rate with appropriate prosody or expression.” Nonfluent readers suffer in at least one of these aspects of reading:..

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Reading Comprehension Problems

Reading comprehension is the heart and goal of reading, since the purpose of all reading is to gather meaning from the printed page. If a student says words in a passage without gathering their meaning, one would hesitate to call that reading.

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When Children Read Well, Yet Lack Comprehension

A common reading disorder goes undiagnosed until it becomes problematic, according to the results of a five-year study published online in the journal Brain Connectivity.

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