I am over at Writing to be Read today with a post about chapter books versus short stories for children. Thank you Kaye Lynne Booth for hosting me.
I was having a conversation with my sister recently. Her younger son has recently been diagnosed with dyslexia and he finds reading difficult. He is an incredibly bright young man and I believe he is frustrated by his reading barrier. I experienced this same frustration with my younger son, Michael, who has and auditory processing learning barrier.
Our conversation led to a discussion about books and the fact that her son avoids reading as much as possible. He becomes difficult and even rude in an attempt to escape the hardship of having to try to read.
I recall similar behaviour by my son so I am deeply sympathetic. It is incredibly difficult to remain patient and kind when your child is going against you at every turn.
I gave my sister some advice based on my own experience with teaching Michael to read. I advised her to try tandem reading…
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