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M_Russell25
M_Russell25 asks:
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How can i help my son improve in reading?

My son is fourteen,but at a early age it was always difficult for him when it came to reading.And he really wasn't interested in learning as the years went by, and he's still having trouble reading. What can i do to help him improve?
In Topics: Helping my child with reading, Learning issues and special needs, Motivation and achievement at school
> 60 days ago

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Louiseasl
Oct 27, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk!

There are some very fun ways to teach reading skills and also set the tone for reading for enjoyment in the teen and adult years.

1- Try using the closed captioning option on the television to help your son build vocabulary and reading speed.

2- Consider books that are more to his interest level- even comic books! Some teens enjoy reading manuals- such as those for working on cars or computers.

3- Try an eReader (Kindle, ipad, Nook, etc.) to help with reading. The words can be enlarged and also audiobooks can accompany the written ones. Magazines also can be offered on an eReader.

4- Consider asking for a reading assessment or psych-educational battery if you and his teachers may suspect a reading disability.

Good luck!

Louise Sattler, Psychologist
Owner of SIGNING FAMILIES

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ameliaq
ameliaq writes:
Demand the school test him for dyslexia and other related issues that make reading difficult or impossible for some children.
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