Archive for July, 2011

Helping to Develop Phonological Awareness as Your Child Moves into Kindergarten and Grade One (Part 5) by Sylvia Hannah

Posted in Parent FAQs on July 28th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

In Part Four, I provided an introduction into the English sound/letter system. This article is a continuation of Part 4 and provides a bit more explanation and focuses on some activities to help enhance phonological awareness for individual sounds, or phonemes. Definition of phoneme A “phoneme” is the smallest sound that: is easily recognized can […]

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A Continuing Battle by Ashlea Hunt

Posted in Articles, Growing Up LD on July 25th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 2 Comments

I had just sat down at my desk when my teacher called me out to the hallway. I remember it so clearly. I was six and all I could think was I’m in trouble. As we entered the hallway there was a women standing in the hall. When the women began to come over I […]

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Early Identification of Special Education Needs: Doing away with the Ostrich Syndrome by Kathryn Burke

Posted in Kathryn's Column on July 18th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 1 Comment

At first I dismissed it. I heard it at a conference where the speaker was discussing the value of screening kindergarten and grade one students for potential reading problems. From the back row, in an arrogant and aggressive manner, a woman challenged the speaker. “What is the point of screening if there is absolutely no […]

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“You need to deal with that!” Parenting Children with ADHD by Karen Disher

Posted in ADHD, Articles on July 13th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 3 Comments

“You need to deal with that!” is a phrase that every parent has heard at least once in their lives.  For a parent with an ADHD child, you may hear it a million times! My son has ADHD and to keep things interesting, my daughter has ADHD as well. Most days between the hours of 8 am […]

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Helping to Develop Phonological Awareness as Your Child Moves into Kindergarten and Grade One – Part Four by Sylvia Hannah

Posted in Parent FAQs on July 11th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 2 Comments

In this first part of the final article of this series, I will focus on the development of phonological awareness for individual sounds, or phonemes. This is the most difficult part of phonological awareness for most children.  But it doesn’t need to be.  I’ll show you how to make “hearing sounds” easier. Let’s Learn A […]

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