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Tips for Parents

  1. Surround your child with reading. Read out loud to her, modeling phrasing and intonation. Allow her to read anything and everything, many times if she likes. Have her read out loud, giving corrective feedback. Listen to books on tape in the car. Make reading a positive experience.
  2. Encourage reading fluency. Have him read a short passage several times while you record the time it takes. Children often enjoy seeing if they can improve their time, and the repetition helps establish fluency.
  3. Build vocabulary. Ask your child to tell you a new word she has learned every day. Talk about what it means, look it up in a dictionary, and make up sentences with the word. Play a game where each of you uses the word in a sentence at least twice that day, then again that week. Post a “New Vocabulary” word list and add to it daily or weekly.
  4. Play games. For a young child particularly, playing games is fun and instructive: clap so she can hear how many syllables a word contains; segment word sounds and blend them back together; call attention to alliterations in songs, poems, and nursery rhymes.
  5. Go high-tech. Use computer resources, including apps, digital learning games, and websites with learning games.

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Upcoming Events

Jan
21
Tue
10:00 am Rhyming to Reading: Early Childh... @ Educational Therapy Center
Rhyming to Reading: Early Childh... @ Educational Therapy Center
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – Feb 18 @ 11:00 am
Rhyming to Reading: Early Childhood Literacy Program @ Educational Therapy Center
This program, developed by the speech and language specialists at Children’s Mercy Hospital, helps “establish a strong foundation for future reading success.” The curriculum uses multi-sensory activities to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and[...]
Feb
1
Sat
9:00 am Phonological Awareness Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
Phonological Awareness Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Phonological Awareness Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
Phonological awareness is considered a necessary foundation for successful reading. Participants will learn the essential components of phonological awareness and how to develop these skills in a classroom. Hands-on practice with manipulatives will be used[...]
Feb
22
Sat
9:00 am Long and Short Vowels @ Educational Therapy Center
Long and Short Vowels @ Educational Therapy Center
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Long and Short Vowels @ Educational Therapy Center
A hands on demonstration of teaching these vital phonics elements of reading and spelling. Learning the sounds of the letters in our alphabet is one of the first steps in learning to read. Discrimination of[...]
Mar
7
Sat
9:00 am Phonics Instruction and General ... @ Educational Therapy Center
Phonics Instruction and General ... @ Educational Therapy Center
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Phonics Instruction and General Spelling Rules @ Educational Therapy Center
A hands-on workshop presented by an experienced classroom teacher using multi-sensory methods to teach the rules of spelling. Did you know there are several rules for explaining why we read and spell many words the[...]
Apr
4
Sat
9:00 am Syllable Division Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
Syllable Division Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Syllable Division Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
An experienced classroom teacher will incorporate techniques found useful in effective structured literacy instruction for all. Longer words do not need to feel like an insurmountable obstacle for your students. When your readers and spellers[...]

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Phone: (816) 584-8860
Email: info@etctutoring.org

Educational Therapy Center, LLC | 171 English Landing Dr., Suite 110, Parkville, MO 64152 | Phone: (816) 584-8860
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