Free: “Ask the Accelerated Learning and Reading Expert”:
Message to Parents, Teachers, Students, Trainers, and Visitors from the Author and Reading Expert, Ricki Linksman:
Welcome! When my first books, Solving Your Child’s Reading Problems, How to Learn Anything Quickly and Your Child Can Be a Great Reader, were published in 1995 and 1996, and I then developed the online reading programs, Keys to Reading Success and Superlinks to Accelerated Learning, I began receiving letters and calls from parents and teachers around the world who had questions and problems about reading and learning. Realizing that people needed a place to go to for help, guidance, and direction in this area–whether for themselves or for their children, students, or trainees, I opened this free advice column on www.readinginstruction.com; www.keystoreadingsuccess.com; and www.keystolearningsuccess.com (you can bookmark our sites as http://www.readinginstruction.com or www.keystoreadingsuccess.com and www.keystolearningsuccess.com). I know how frustrating it can be when you can’t seem to find the help and answers you need. Over the years people have told me that I have helped them find answers to difficult problems that they could not find anywhere else. Through reading diagnosis I have helped many people improve their reading. We raise reading comprehension levels and improve reading in your child’s or students’ best learning style and brain style–FAST–guaranteed. If I did not have the answer myself, I would research to find out the solution, or point people towards a resource where they can get the answer. I hope I can also be of assistance to you with your questions and difficulties to give your peace of mind and positive solutions.
Ask the Reading Expert Questions and Answers:
Here is how to ask questions to be answered by the reading expert about your child’s or your students’ reading:
E-mail your question to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also mail your questions to: National Reading Diagnostics Institute and Keys Learning, 1755 Park St., Suite 200, Naperville, IL 60563. Tele: (630) 717-4221.
These questions came in from parents:
Question 1: My son’s state reading test scores are low. When I listen to him read he stumbles over many words. How can I find out what the problem is and what can I do to help him?
Answer 1: There are four main areas that could be causing his problem. They are phonics, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. A reading diagnosis needs to be made to determine: a) whether he can sound out or decode the words at the level at which the text is; b) whether he understands the vocabulary words at that level; c) whether he comprehends what he reads; or d) whether he can read fast enough to complete the test in the given time. I suggest that you select a book at his grade level and listen to him read to you. If he is struggling with many words, then a more thorough reading diagnosis needs to be made to determine which of the above 4 reasons are causing the problem. Once that is determined, then he can get help in the appropriate area. Keys to Reading Success can help you do all this at home with its easy-to-use reading diagnostic test. To order Keys to Reading Success and get help for your child NOW: http://www.keystoreadingsuccess.com
Question 2: My daughter was diagnosed with ADD two years ago. She is on medication, but I feel that she has not shown any gains in reading in those 2 years. Is it hopeless, or is there something that can be done?
Answer 2: Many people assume that the medication for ADD is suddenly going to make someone a good reader. The medication may help the child focus better, but the child still needs to receive reading instruction in the areas that he or she needs. The medication does not teach reading; it helps the student stay concentrated. If your daughter is not reading well, then we must find out why. We must do a reading diagnosis to find out her gaps in the different areas of reading. Once that is done, then systematic instruction to fill in those gaps must be provided. It is definitely not hopeless. At our National Reading Diagnostics Institute we use Keys to Reading Success to help all types of learners become fluent readers, including students with ADD. There is definitely hope. You are welcome to contact me with more specifics about your daughter’s situation and I will be glad to help her.
Question 3: My 10th grade son used to do well in school when he was in elementary school and middle school, but now he is struggling and even getting C’s, D’s, and F’s in some subjects. What happened to him and how can I help him?
Answer 3: It is not uncommon for students to experience a more difficult time in high school than in elementary and middle school. Suddenly, there is a heavy emphasis on reading textbooks in the various content areas. There are also more tests and assignments. What I recommend is that you find out whether he can read the texts at the level at which they are written. A reading diagnosis can determine your son’s reading level. Then we can compare that to the reading level at which the textbooks are written. If there is a gap, then your son’s reading level needs to be raised through instruction in the areas in which he has gaps. Another cause may be that he can read the texts at the level at which they are written, but he lacks study skills and test-taking skills. If he does not know how to study for a test, or does not understand the test format, then he may have trouble demonstrating what he understands. This is another area to look at. A third reason may be that he lacks the vocabulary knowledge for the texts that he is reading. If he is missing so many words due to lack of knowing what they mean, there could be gaps in his comprehension. If this is true, then he needs to build his vocabulary in the content areas. Once the proper reading diagnosis is made regarding his skills, then steps can be taken to raise his grades. Memory skills can be taught. We have seen thousands of children and teens raise their grades by teaching them memory techniques. At National Reading Diagnostic Institue, we use Keys to Reading Success methodology to teach them how to improve their memory through their best learning styles and have had remarkable improvements in grades within the very same marking period. If you wish, you can contact us for more specific help for your son to help him be as successful in high school as he was in his earlier years!
Other Resources for Parents and Teachers:
New Book and Resources for Kinesthetic and Tactile Learners (K-12, and college):
New Book by Ricki Linksman: The Fine Line between ADHD and Kinesthetic Learners: 197 Activities to Quickly Improve Reading, Memory, and Learning in Just 10 Weeks: The Ultimate Parent Handbook for ADHD, ADD, and Kinesthetic Learners (see below for description). Regularly priced at $29.00 if you order today you can get this over 300-page book at our special discounted price of $19.00. To order go to: http://www.keystolearningsuccess.com/FineLineADHD
New Kinesthetic Phonics Games: Off the Wall Phonics: It’s fast, fun, easy, and it works. This award-winning program developed by international accelerated learning and reading expert Ricki Linksman has proven to raise reading levels on average of two to five years growth for K-12 students and college within the shortest possible time! 10 Levels with 10 Games each can be used to teach reading or fill in gaps in reading to raise your child to the highest possible level of fluency within the time it takes to play all 10 levels. (see below for description). To order go to: http://www.offthewallphonics.com/special
Parents and teachers:
Are you frustrated in not knowing how to help your child or teen (grades K-12 or college) improve in reading and learning, or even learn to read? If so, you have come to the right place to get instant help to quickly improve your child’s reading, memory, learning, grades, and test scores. It could be that your child or teen is a kinesthetic or tactile learner. Maybe you or others thought your child has ADHD or ADD, or your child has been labeled or even misdiagnosed with those challenges. It could be that your child is merely a kinesthetic or tactile learner and needs different techniques and strategies to read or learn. Do you feel that your kinesthetic or tactile child or teen is bright, yet you cannot understand why he or she is struggling in school or not getting the grades equal to the amount of effort he or she is making. The good news is that there is a solution–your child can be a successful learner if you use the right techniques that match his or her unique learning style and brain style!
You can get instant reading and learning help through our fast, fun, and easy lessons for kinesthetic and tactile learners (either regular ed, gifted, or special ed) or those with ADHD or ADD or dyslexia. You can quickly improve your child’s reading and learning. Get instant access to the nation’s best accelerated learning, learn to read, and rapid reading improvement program and tutoring through brain-based learning styles (for kinesthetic and tactile, as well as visual, and auditory learners, with either right brain or left brain hemispheric preferences) to accelerate learning in phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, writing, study skills, and test prep (including state reading tests, high school prep tests, or the ACT and SAT college entrance exams).
New course now available:
Off the Wall Phonics: (accelerated brain-based phonics program for kids who like to move.) Whether your child is a kinesthetic learner, has ADHD or ADD, or just needs to learn by moving, this is a program of fast, fun, and easy games proven to give you the fastest results in the shortest time. Even tactile, visual, and auditory, left brain or right brain learners can benefit from its multisensory approach to phonics! To order go to: http://www.offthewallphonics.com/special
Parents: Did You Know There is a Fine Line Between ADD/ADHD and Kinesthetic, Tactile, and Right Brain Learners? The latest book by Ricki Linksman provides help for your child or teen who may be a kinesthetic learner:
New Book: The Fine Line between ADHD and Kinesthetic Learners: 197 Activities to Quickly Improve Reading, Memory, and Learning in Just 10 Weeks: The Ultimate Parent Handbook for ADHD, ADD, and Kinesthetic Learners, by Ricki Linksman: Jam-packed with hundreds of strategies, tips, and lessons to help you understand the characteristics of your kinesthetic child or teen and the best methods to teach him or her. This book has over 300 pages of quick, fun, short, and easy activities to help quickly improve reading, memory, and learning any subject. Discover how to communicate with your child to relieve tension during homework time. Find out how your child can achieve maximum success in school as a kinesthetic learner, either with ADHD or ADD, or who is misdiagnosed with these challenges, or who is just a learner who needs to move and is not being taught in his or her best brain style or learning style. Learn how your child can be successful in school and life with these proven, effective techniques. To order go to: http://www.keystolearningsuccess.com/FineLineADHD
For parents of children or teens with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, learning disabilities, reading disabilities, or a reading or learning problem in school that you cannot solve, you are invited to take a free webinar with Author Ricki Linksman (How to Learn Anything Quickly, published by Barnes and Noble, and Founder-Director of National Reading Diagnostics Institute, the world’s leading accelerated learning and reading tutoring and parent training center). Learn the secrets to help end your child’s frustration in reading or any school subject in the shortest possible time. Find out if your child who you think may have ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, learning disabilities, or reading disabilities is merely a kinesthetic, tactile, visual, auditory, or left brain or right brain learner who is not being taught in his or her best learning style! Whether you are a parent who is home-schooling your pre-K, K-12 child, or whether you are considering where to send your child for summer-school, after-school, or reading tutoring, learn how you can solve your child’s reading or learning problem and improve memory, concentration, and focus now. Accelerate your child to grade level and above grade level and raise grades and test scores in the shortest possible time. End your child’s frustration, raise confidence, motivation, and self-esteem, and transform his or her life! Sign up today as space is limited for the free webinar sponsored by Keys Learning. (If you cannot listen at that time, you can hear the replay at your convenience). Sign up for this free webinar at http://www.keystolearningsuccess.com
Parent and Teacher Training on Teaching through Learning Styles and Brain Styles to Differentiate and Accelerate Learning Leading to Success for All Students:
World’s leading accelerated learning, reading, and brain-based learning style and memory expert, Ricki Linksman, offers training to parents and teachers through teleseminars, webinars, books, eBooks, books on amazon.com Kindle for I-pad, I-phone, Android, Blackberry, etc., e-courses, assessments, reading diagnostic tests, phonics tests, phonics, comprehension, fluency, spelling, writing, and vocabulary instruction and curriculum, learning style and brain style inventory and assessment tests, coaching, and podcasts in Accelerated Learning for Kids and Teens through Superlinks Learning Styles to help improve in reading and learning.
Quickly solve your child’s learning and reading problems in all subjects from pre-school to grades K-12, including students in regular ed, gifted, special ed, ELL, bi-lingual, or Title 1 programs, or those who have been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, learning disabilities, reading disabilities, or reading problems. Ricki Linksman offers teleseminars, webinars, eBooks, books, podcasts, e-courses, and parent coaching for after-school, summer school, tutoring or home school to learn any subject, including helping your child learn to read and improve in reading in the shortest possible time using the Superlinks learning styles pre-K, K-12 reading curriculum. Featuring:
Kinesthetic Reading Comprehension
Kinesthetic Test-taking Skills
Kinesthetic ACT/SAT college test prep
Tactile Reading Comprehension
Tactile Test-taking Skills
Tactile ACT/SAT college test prep
For the following, go to the tab in this site for visual and auditory learners:
Auditory Reading Comprehension
Auditory Test-taking Skills
Auditory ACT/SAT college test prep
Visual Reading Comprehension
Visual Test-taking Skills
Visual ACT/SAT college test prep
2 Fun, Activity-based Vocabulary Books for Kinesthetic and Tactile Learners:
Kinesthetic Vocabulary Activities Your Child Will Love: In 27 Days Improve Your Kinesthetic Child’s Vocabulary and Comprehension. $19.00 To order go to: http://www.secretstolearningsuccess.com/catalog
Tactile Vocabulary Activities Your Child Will Love: In 27 Days Improve Your Tactile Child’s Vocabulary and Comprehension. $19.00To order go to: http://www.secretstolearningsuccess.com
Services and Help From National Reading Diagnostics Institute and Keys Learning: Parents and teachers: Are you frustrated in not knowing how to help your child or teen (grades K-12 or college) improve in reading and learning, or even learn to read? If so, you have come to the right place to get instant help to quickly improve your child’s reading, memory, learning, grades, and test scores. It could be that your child or teen is a kinesthetic or tactile learner. Maybe you or others thought your child has ADHD or ADD, or your child has been labelled or even misdiagnosed with those challenges. It could be that your child is merely a kinesthetic or tactile learner and needs different techniques and strategies to read or learn. Do you feel that your kinesthetic or tactile child or teen is bright, yet you cannot understand why he or she is struggling in school or not getting the grades equal to the amount of effort he or she is making. The good news is that there is a solution–your child can be a successful learner if you use the right techniques that match his or her unique learning style and brain style!
You can get instant reading and learning help through our fast, fun, and easy lessons for kinesthetic, visual, audtiory, or tactile learners (either regular ed, gifted, or special ed) or those with ADHD or ADD or dyslexia. You can quickly improve your child’s reading and learning. Get instant access to the nation’s best accelerated learning, learn to read, and rapid reading improvement program and tutoring through brain-based learning styles (for kinesthetic and tactile, as well as visual, and auditory learners, with either right brain or left brain hemispheric preferences) to accelerate learning in phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, writing, study skills, and test prep (including state reading tests, high school prep tests, or the ACT and SAT college entrance exams). National Reading Diagnostics Institute and Keys Learning headquartered in Naperville, Illinois, now offers its proven to work, affordable, premier reading instruction, reading help, and tutoring program for parents to access right from your own home to help end your child’s struggle (whether in regular ed, special ed, gifted, Title 1, ELL, or those with ADHD/ADD, dyslexia, learning disabilities, or reading disabilities) through the method that you prefer:
1) Now you have access to the same materials used by schools around the world that have consistently raised reading levels, grades, and test scores from struggle and below state standards to meet and exceed state standards within the shortest possible time. You can instantly download these award winning materials through digital e-courses, lessons, e-books, audios, webinars, and materials delivered right to your computer at home to work at your own pace, your own time, and your own place! Get the same benefits and results as offered from the original live tutoring. Now, reading help can come to you!
2) Or, if you prefer, and live in the Chicagoland and suburban areas of Illinois, we still offer our live reading diagnostics testing, learning style and brain style assessments, prescriptive reading and learning plans, and live coaching, caring reading tutoring, premier test prep (state reading tests, high school entrance exams, and ACT and SAT college entrance exam preparation) in our national headquarters, National Reading Diagnostics Institute and Keys Learning, established in 1993, in Naperville, Illinois, . (To schedule, call (630) 717-4221 or email: email@example.com)
Check out Ricki Linksman’s on-line proven, easy, and engaging reading lessons that parents can use with their children or teens either to help them learn to read or do home tutoring to improve reading for pre-K, K-12, and college from the comfort of your own home or vacation spot through e-courses and e-lessons and save gas mileage! Great for after-school, home-school, or summer school, accelerate your child to grade level and beyond with average of two to five years and more gains above grade level in the shortest possible time. It includes a reading diagnostic test, phonics diagnostics test, Superlinks to Accelerated Learning Assessment to find one’s fastest and best way of learning), and thousands of lesson plans for pre-K, K-12, and college in reading, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, memory, study skills, test-taking, and test preparation skills in all learning styles (kinesthetic, tactile, visual, auditory, left brain and right brain).Parents can also visit http://www.keystolearningsuccess.com or order Keys to Reading Success and get help for your child NOW: http://www.keystoreadingsuccess.com
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