The Importance of Rapid Naming

It is a mistake to underestimate the importance of naming speed to the development of fluent reading.  This is the ability to pull from long term memory the names of letters, numbers, objects, colors.  Children with poor rapid naming scores are very likely to be dysfluent readers and to have difficulty reading multisyllabic words. The …Read More

Sounds in Motion

Sounds In Motion: created by Francis Santore, M.A. CCC-SLP Sounds in Motion is truly one of the most outstanding programs available to today’s early childhood teachers.  It is simple to learn and use and it gives a tremendous bang for the buck. You can watch the video to learn the motions for the 26 letters …Read More

Teaching Children to Read

In the Saturday 9/19/15 NY Times Editorial Section there is a piece about Mayor de Blasio’s School Agenda… “It has long been clear that the system is failing at it’s most basic function—teaching children to read. Students fall behind early and never catch up. Part of the problem is that teachers generally are poorly prepared …Read More

PS10 Brooklyn After School Reading Tutor Group

Just began a new after school reading tutor group at PS 10 in Brooklyn. Every Wednesday and Friday from 2:45 -4PM three struggling 4th graders will meet with myself and the PS 10 speech & language pathologist. We are doing this for no pay. Why? Because we think our intervention will help them be better …Read More