No Little Voice

Causes of Reading Difficulty No Little Voice “No Little Voice” issues show up when a child’s reading is good, but they have next-to-no comprehension of what they have just correctly read. It is quite rare. “No Little Voice” Syndrome...

Fluency Block

Causes of Reading Difficulty Fluency Block One of the two rarest causes, fluency block shows up when a child keeps sounding out even small words, without ever moving onto to fluent reading of whole words and sentences. What is fluency block? Some children crack the...

Attention Deficit

Causes of Reading Difficulty Attention Deficit ADHD/ADD can hamper a child’s reading ability, but there are solutions. How attention difficulty affects reading It is easy to misunderstand what attention deficit really is. It looks like it is a problem with too...

Auditory Processing Weakness

Causes of Reading Difficulty Auditory Processing Weakness The classic indicator that the brain is not processing auditory input effectively is difficulty blending sounds into words after lots of practice, even with short easy words. How auditory processing affects...

Short-Term Memory Weakness

Causes of Reading Difficulty Short-Term Memory Weakness Limited short-term memory capacity can make decoding very challenging. One tell-tale sign is blending difficulty with longer words, or difficulty following 3-step instructions. Memory fuels the learn-to-read...

Stress Spirals

Causes of Reading Difficulty Stress Spirals Stress is not just a result of reading difficulty. Stress itself can cause the thinking-brain to shut down, making reading nearly impossible. What stress really is, inside your body “Stress” is such a buzzword...

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