Thanks to the generous support of visionary donors, we’re welcoming learners and their families, teachers and school leaders to a new Stern Center website that provides the information they need. Those we serve inspired this project, from initial vision to launch.
Types of Testing for Learning Disabilities
School psychologists draw on their backgrounds in education and psychology to help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.
When a child is struggling in school and hasn’t responded to the assistance we’ve provided, we may refer them for testing. This type of testing is sometimes called a psychoeducational evaluation.
What is Dylsexia?
Here’s a brief overview of dyslexia: what it is and how we help people who have it.
Dyslexia is not a disease or a problem with vision. It is not the result of laziness, lack of motivation, or limited intelligence. It’s not something you can cure with medication, diet, or visual aids.
Whole Language Vs Structured Language Approach to Teaching Reading
There are two main schools of thought on how to teach reading: The Whole Language Approach and the Structured Literacy Approach. Scientists and philosophers have been arguing for centuries about how children learn. The age-old nature-vs-nurture debate pits those who believe we learn by virtue of our biology—or nature—against those who believe we learn through experience—or nurture.
What’s the Best Way to Read With a Child?
Publishers often identify children’s books by their apparent level of difficulty. To determine reading levels, they consider things like the number of words on a page, the size of the print, the illustrations, the picture cues, or the number of sight words. Surprisingly, most of these factors aren’t important or helpful when it comes to early reading.
What is the Science of Reading?
Reading is not like talking. Talking comes naturally to humans. Most children learn how to speak without any special instruction. In the same way that fish swim and birds fly, humans talk and understand speech.