3 Sneaky Reasons Why Your Child’s Reading Scores Might Be Low- and What You Can Do About It.
If your child’s reading scores are lower than average, there could be a few reasons why. Here are three potential causes- and what you can do to help improve your child’s reading skills.
Your child might not be being challenged enough at school.
If your child is cruising through their schoolwork with little to no effort, they’re probably not being challenged enough. Talk to their teacher about ways you can help them learn more at home or investigate enrichment programs that will push them further academically.
Your child might have a learning disability.
Learning disabilities can make it difficult for children to process information and understand what they read. If you suspect your child might have a learning disability, talk to their doctor or an educational specialist.
Your child might be struggling with vision problems.
If your child is having trouble reading, it could be due to an undiagnosed vision problem. Make sure to take them for regular eye checkups, and if you suspect they’re having trouble seeing, ask their doctor about getting an eye exam.
If your child’s reading scores are lower than average, don’t panic. There could be additional reasons why, and with some help and effort, you can get them back on track. Talk to their teacher, doctor, or an educational specialist to get started. Take account. First, are they getting enough sleep and how is their nutrition? Too many additives and fast foods can impact your child’s reading performance!
Your child’s reading scores are lower than expected may be because they have difficulty understanding what they read. This can be caused by several factors, including poor phonemic awareness, weak vocabulary skills, or simply not enough practice reading.
Other things you can do to improve reading skills.
Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your child improve their reading skills. Working on phonemic awareness and vocabulary skills can be helpful, but don’t forget the importance of reading practice. Make sure your child is reading regularly, both for fun and to help them build their skills. With time and effort, your child can become a better reader.
Did you know that one of the biggest predictors of a child’s future success is their reading level in third grade? It’s true! Studies have shown that children who can’t read well by the end of third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. Children transition from learning ‘how’ to read to ‘reading to learn’ by end of third grade!
That’s why it’s so important to make sure your child is on track with their reading skills. If you’re concerned about your child’s progress, talk to their teacher or a tutor who can help them catch up. Have your child’s reading growth assessed at least twice, preferably three times per school year. Consistent informal reading assessment can lead to earlier intervention for reading difficulties. Ask about my informal reading assessment at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out my course for parents on the reading process at https://nutsaboutreading.com/.
With the right support, your child can reach their full potential as a reader.