Get easy to implement conversation starters to help your child open up and discuss their frustrations with reading.
- Learn how to use empathy to relate to your child
- Discover key phrases to use to encourage your child to control the conversation
Key questions to ask to get to the root of the problem
There are a number of reasons why your child is struggling with reading, including:
- Poor phonics skills
- Trouble comprehending a passage
- An unhealthy relationship with reading that only worsens the problem
We’ve dedicated an entire section to listing out specific questions you can ask your child during your conversation. The answers to these questions will give both you – and your child – a better understanding of what’s needed to experience real change.
A “next steps” action plan
Your conversation is just the beginning. What you do with that conversation is what will help your child overcome their struggles. By the end of our guide, you’ll have a clear understanding of what steps you and your family should take to help your child conquer his/her challenges.
Solutions we discuss include:
- How to establish a set reading time and place for consistency
- Discovering the right reading materials to match the skills and interests of your child
- Identifying whether it’s time to turn to a specialist to help your child reach their full potential
This resource is awesome! As an educator and business owner of a childcare and elementary school I know this resource would benefit families who just don’t know where to start. I know understanding how to conduct the initial conversation and listening to the child is key. It also lets the child know that what they say and do is important to you (the parent).
Vinika Kinard, Co-owner of Growing Minds
I can truly say this Ebook is an excellent resource for all parents. In my 30+ years of elementary education experience I have not come across a more encompassing guide for an effective conversation about the realities of struggling in math and reading.
Robin Johnson, Head Master/Owner of Robin’s Nest
About the author
Hi, I’m Sylvia Adjeso, an education interventionist and brain trainer with more than 18 years experience helping students improve their reading, spelling, and critical thinking skills. I’m the founder of Spark Thinking, an innovative learning center based in Fayetteville, Georgia that works with students of all ages and abilities by developing personalized learning plans based on their unique needs and personalities.
I’m trained in a wide variety of brain-based multisensory programs, including the Phonics First Orton-Gillingham Reading Approach, the Wilson Reading System, On Cloud Nine Math, and Visualizing & Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking.
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