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Standard Scores 101: Interpreting your Child’s Scores on Standardized Tests

October 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Have questions regarding how to interpret your child's standardized testing? Interpretation varies depending on what test is used and the scale that the publisher uses. In a nutshell, all standardized scores show your child's relative [...]

Study Strategy of the Week: Creative Spelling Ideas! 

September 21st, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Here are a few suggestions on how to make practicing spelling words fun, engaging, and multi-sensory: If your child is going to practice writing his or her spelling words, he should SAY the word (sound [...]

Study Tip of the Week….

March 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

This week’s tip…..Help your children improve their reading comprehension skills by having them pre-read their textbooks (when they were in kindergarten, we used to call this taking a “picture walk” through a book). Before [...]

Tips for Getting Homework Done

February 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Do you dread homework time in your house? You are not alone! Here are some tips to encourage better work habits for your child and reduce frustration in your home... Select a specified area for [...]

What types of evaluations can be done at ETS?

February 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

A: There is a wide variety of evaluation components. We can do any of these components, or all of them for a comprehensive battery. Evaluations may include.... * Classroom observations--ever wonder how your child behaves [...]

How can my child be a voracious reader but have such difficulty with spelling?

February 9th, 2017|Tags: , |

A: Recent studies using functional MRI analysis have allowed us to map the areas of the brain that we use in reading and writing. They have shown that about 20 percent of people are chronically [...]

My child reverses his b’s and d’s. Should I be concerned that he may have dyslexia?

January 27th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

A: Writing letter reversals is fairly common and is developmentally normal through kindergarten and even grade 1. We become more concerned if it continues beyond about age 7. Having said that, it does not necessarily [...]

How is your Wilson Reading program different than other reading programs?

January 19th, 2017|Tags: , , |

A: We have had a lot of success with students and the Wilson program over the last 12 years--both children with dyslexia and children who just need a little boost and more decoding strategies. It [...]

The “Don’t Do” List

December 16th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Guest Blog by Jordan Graffis, Owner of Landmark 12 Consulting Finalize a college list? Check. Complete applications? Check. Proof-read essays? Check. With senior year in full swing, many high school students are busy juggling their [...]

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