IEP Goals for Decoding Multisyllables

IEP Goals for Decoding Multisyllables

Teacher, Butterfly, Table, Pencil, Helicopter – Do you know what is common about these words? Well, these are multisyllable words. If you know the sequence of these multisyllables, you can sound out and spell the words correctly. Hence, decoding multisyllables is one of the necessary elements of speech therapy. It is required for those kids … Read more

7 Online Brain-Teasing Pattern Games for Adults

7 Online Brain-Teasing Pattern Games for Adults

The human brain is estimated to be a master pattern recognizer; AI Expert Ray Kurzweil at least stands firmly by this premise and has based an entire book on it. In this book, he mentions that humans learn due to process and repeat process information. Whenever they see any pattern, they make it a benchmark … Read more

25+ Inspiring IEP Quotes for Learning Motivation

25+ Inspiring IEP Quotes for Learning Motivation

Every child is born unique. Their speciality may be different, and so can be their learning requirements. When it comes to designing an educational curriculum, mostly national intelligence average calculated from a random set of people is taken into account. But, what if not all students meet that intelligence criterion? The problem did come to … Read more

Fundamentals of Reading – Importance, Foundational Skills, Components and Strategies

Fundamentals of Reading - Importance, Foundational Skills, Components and Strategies

“My son has passed 7th grade but still struggles to read.” What should I do? I am sure this concern will resonate with many parents out there. Gadgets taking over books have created this situation, largely speaking. Kids remain attracted to gadgets and think that scrolling up and down the screen is a newfound way … Read more

10 Engaging Apps for Phonics Beginners

10 Engaging Apps for Phonics Beginners

A letter is the smallest unit of the English language, and each has a corresponding sound. When you learn to read, you need to learn how to break the words into letter sounds and blend them to produce correct pronunciation. This ability to break words into letter sounds and blend them back stems from phonics … Read more

9 Manipulatives to Teach Counting to Little Learners

9 Manipulatives to Teach Counting to Little Learners

Please Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure (link) for more info. If you see children counting the chocolates or gifts they receive on Birthdays, you may appreciate the importance of teaching counting. As the count of goodies (their just-found manipulatives) increases, the grin gets broader. Have you ever thought about what is actually … Read more

IEP Goals for Students with Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD)

IEP Goals for Students with Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD)

Behavior apt to situation and surroundings is a natural manifestation of human intelligence. However, those born with learning disabilities may show the inability to conform to behavioral norms. These children require additional training as a supplement to their basic skills-building curriculum. This additional training emphasizes addressing issues related to non-verbal learning disabilities; building these is … Read more

5 Must-Read Phonics Books for Adults

5 Must Read Phonics Books for Adults

Please Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure (link) for more info. ‘Reading the instructions on the exam paper gave me shivers down the spine; I almost forgot everything I knew.’ Have you ever gone through this kind of trauma? If yes, you are facing reading struggles for sure; root cause may be lying … Read more

Free Printable Phonics Worksheets for Adults [PDF]

Free Printable Phonics Worksheets for Adults [PDF]

I have come across several grown-ups who can’t read properly. By properly I mean – with correct pronunciation, word sound, and prosody. They struggle to sound out words correctly, highly accented lingo distort the words further. On a deeper inspection, I realized that the problem lied in the way they were taught words. Earlier, teachers … Read more

IEP Goals for students with significant cognitive disabilities

IEP Goals for students with significant cognitive disabilities

Learning disabilities are not restricted to discomfort with numbers and language only. If you dissect these issues deeply, you will find other co-morbidities working behind the scene too. Difficulty to reason, to comprehend or to ascertain orientation or inability to take care of the self, which is what cognitive disability sum up as, is the … Read more