Navigating Your Child's Education: Grades 1-5

Blythe Wood

Blythe Wood is a Certified Academic Language Therapist and Instructor of Certified Academic Language Practitioners. She currently serves as the Director of the Children's Dyslexia Center-Columbus and is the Literacy Coordinator for the Heath City School District. She is passionate about literacy and helping children learn to read.
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Demystifying Dyslexia

By Blythe Wood on Sep 7, 2022 8:00 PM

Perhaps you’ve noticed your Kindergartener or first-grader reverse letters and numbers as they write. Maybe you’ve heard your second or third grader consistently struggle to read out loud. Or it may be that you’ve witnessed your elementary schooler face difficulties in reading fluency, spelling, or getting their thoughts out on a page. Which of these are “normal” parts of learning to read and which signs indicate a child may need additional help? What do parents need to know about the reading process and what should they do if they suspect their child is experiencing atypical reading challenges? 

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