Whether you have a kid who CAN’T read or a kid who WON’T read, it comes down to the same thing:
You’ve got a reading problem. And you need solutions.
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Welcome to Nurturing Literacy, THE place for solving reading problems. Uniquely.
How can a parent find solutions?
It starts with the questions.
By asking the right questions, you can get the right solutions–solutions that are effective and efficient.
By asking the right questions, you can understand your child as a reader–and as a child.
How do you ask the right questions?
It starts with knowing what’s available out there. There’s a boat load of cutting-edge research! We know things about the brain and body that wouldn’t have been possible just a decade ago.
And while some parents have been able to uncover this information, most parents have not been given access to this information. The simple reason is that this information has remained largely in the “Ivory Towers” and in the hands of highly specialized practitioners.
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If your child is having trouble breathing at night, he would tell you, right? Yes–if he could.
But he can’t tell you if he doesn’t know. And if he is part of the 11% of kids who are having trouble breathing at night because of a sleep-related breathing problem, he simply doesn’t know.
But he is showing signs.
So why are these 11% of kids not getting the help they need? Because many parents simply don’t know the signs. And the unfortunate fact is that many pediatricians don’t know the signs, either.
This is a grave problem because these kids never get the help they need. And they desperately need help to avoid the devastation of this sleep-related breathing problem called “Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing” (PSDB). It is a serious problem that affects a child in every way:
YOUR CHILD WILL NOT HAVE THE LIFE HE SHOULD IF BREATHING DURING SLEEP IS A PROBLEM.
The good news is that children with sleep-related breathing problems like PSDB are showing us signs…all day and all night. And when it comes to PSDB, if we can SPOT it, we can STOP it!
What is the number one sign of a sleep-related breathing problem like PSDB? It’s simple: an OPEN MOUTH.
If your child keeps his mouth open–even if the lips are just slightly parted–it affects a child in every way. The most obvious change is that the face grows longer. The bottom third of the face “elongates.” You can see this elongation in this animation:
FIRST…Check your child for the signs that PSDB kids show when they are AWAKE:
SECOND…Check your child for the signs that PSDB kids show when they are ASLEEP.
If you see any of these signs when your child is AWAKE, check for other signs when your child is ASLEEP.
Is your child one of the 11% of all children in the industrialized world who are affected by Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing (PSDB)? Find out now. Get the checklist here.
If you’re worried, the chances are pretty good that your child is suffering as a reader. And that suffering takes its toll on your child. Both emotionally and physically.
The sad part is that he may not be able to tell you that he struggles with reading. The good news is that he can show you, if you know how to read the signs.
“Tara was an incredible resource for our family. Her evaluations and reports uncovered academic concerns that were not reflected in our communications with our child’s school. Figuring out the special education system can be overwhelming, and Tara was an invaluable resource for us. She held a critical role in improving communication and action with the school and leading us to the correct education pathway for our child. Tara is a pleasure to work with, is responsive, incredibly intelligent, and a parent herself. We are so grateful for all of her help!”
Suzanne, mom of 10 year old