Tag Archives: learning

Summer Reading

Though your summer may be action-packed, “down-time” can easily turn into screen-time if you don’t make other plans. We put the question to Lexercise therapists: …

In Response to Hard Words

As a speech-language pathologist, I follow carefully both the scientific research and the articles on language learning that appear in the media. Among the latter, …

How To Get Information “In” – Elaboration Learning Technique

In the past two weeks we’ve discussed the benefits of two kinds of practice:  spaced-out practice and retrieval practice.   This week we are going …

Spaced Out Practice, Not Spaced-Out Kids!

You’ve probably heard this advice about studying for an exam: Don’t cram. Study a little every day. And get enough sleep!   But reading and …

Sight Word Practice Tips for Parents

Lots of the top 100 most frequently used words in English have at least one irregular spelling element.  These words are not only common words …

Reading Tools That Don’t Work: Guessing

 Blog Bites   Public schools teach guessing which is an ineffective way to learn There are four different categories of guessing for reading comprehension If …

Unconventional Summer Learning

The summer is drawing to a close and the school year is going to begin again. You don’t want to burn your child out with …

Learning and Memory- What Works?: Practice Opportunities

  So far in this series about methods for improving learning and memory, I have covered two facts from consensus research: No one method works …

Learning and Memory- What Works?: Forgetting Helps

We tend to think of forgetting as the enemy of learning, but the science of learning tells a different story. Forgetting is actually one of …

How to Encourage Reading Practice!

Practice Makes Perfect We’ve all heard the saying “practice makes perfect”, and in life we’ve all seen it’s truth. Neuroscience confirms that regular practice is a …

Research Backs Structured Literacy

Latest Research Shows How the Brain Learns Reading The latest study in brain research gives greater understanding to how the brain responds to reading instruction. Stanford …