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created by Jim & Elena Yang, Authors & Developers
To state the obvious, the ability to read is important and very necessary in one’s life and it is crucial that one is taught how to read at a very early age to instill the habit of reading from young.
Reading helps your child succeed in school, helps them build self-confidence and helps motivate them. Being able to read will help your child learn more about the world, understand directions on signs and warnings on labels, allow them to discover reading as an entertainment and help them gather information.
Learning to read is very different from learning to speak and it does not happen simultaneously. There is a steady progression in the development of the ability to read over time.
The best time for children to start learning to read is at a young age, even before they enter pre-school. Once a child is able to speak, they can begin developing basic reading skills. Very young children have a natural curiosity to learn about everything. They are naturally intrigued by the printed words they see and are eager to learn about the sounds made by each letter. You will probably notice that your young child likes to look at books and thoroughly enjoys being read to as well. They will even pretend to behave like a reader by holding books and pretending to read them.
So, the question is, at what age can you start teaching a child to read? When they're babies? At 2 years old, 3, 4, or 5 years old? Are you going to wait until they're in school? If you delay your child's reading skill development until they begin school, you are putting your child at risk.
Do you know that 67% of all Grade 4 students cannot read at a proficient level? According to the National Assessment Of Educational Progress, of those 67%, 33% read at just the basic level and 34% cannot even achieve the ability to read at the lowest basic level.
Now, how do you teach a 2 or 3 year old to read? Where do you begin?
Well, there is a simple system that teaches children of all ages, even 2 and 3 year olds, to read, a unique reading program authored and developed by Jim & Elena, two amazing parents and reading teachers, who successfully taught their four children to read before they were 3 years old. The reading system they developed is so effective that by the time their daughter was just 4 years 2 months old, she was already reading at a Grade 3 level. They have videos to prove it.
Click here to watch the videos and learn more. >
Jim & Elena’s reading system is called The Children Learning Reading™ Program and has been featured on parenting programs on television. Do take note though, it is nothing like the infomercials you see on television showing babies appearing to read who have only learned to memorize a few word shapes. Jim & Elena’s program will teach your child to effectively decode and read phonetically, which would give them a big head start and allow you to teach them to read and help them develop reading skills years ahead of children of similar age.
This system is however NOT a quick fix solution where you put your child in front of the television or computer for hours on end and hope that your child learns to "read" ... somehow. This is a reading program that requires you, the parent, to be involved and, be assured, the results are absolutely amazing. Thousands of parents have used Jim & Elena’s reading system successfully to teach their children to read. All it takes is 10 to 15 minutes a day.
Click here to get started right now. >
Teach your child to read today ... and give them the most important skill in life ... reading.
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Strategies For Teaching Students With Learning And Behavior Problems
by Sharon R. Vaughn & Candace S. Bos
(9th Edition, Kindle Edition)
About Sharon Vaughn
Dr. Vaughn (Ph.D., University Of Arizona) holds the H. E. Hartfelder/Southland Corporation Regents Chair In Human Development and is the Executive Director Of The Meadows Center For Preventing Educational Risk at the University Of Texas. She is a recipient of the CEC Research Award and the AERA Special Education SIG Distinguished Researcher Award. She was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Of Learning Disabilities and the Co-Editor of Learning Disabilities Research And Practice. Dr. Vaughn is the author of numerous books and research articles that address the reading and social outcomes of students with learning difficulties including Teaching Students Who Are Exceptional, Diverse, and At Risk In The General Education Classroom with Jeanne Schumm and Candace Bos (5th Edition, Allyn & Bacon).
Currently Dr. Vaughn is the principal or co-principal investigator of research grants for several Institutes of Education Science, National Institute For Child Health And Human Development, and Office Of Special Education Programs , investigating effective interventions for students with learning disabilities and behavior problems, as well as students who are English language learners.
“Using this bestselling text, pre- and in-service teachers get the ideal contents to prepare to meet the needs of elementary and secondary students with learning and behavior problems in a variety of settings. Strategies for Teaching Students With Learning And Behavior Problems presents more hands-on applications and classroom strategies than any other methods text on the market.
This new edition features a new emphasis on and integration of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) throughout; updated coverage of RtI; a new emphasis on higher level thinking, including reading comprehension and complex texts, as well as problem solving, fractions, and algebra; increased focus on classroom management and positive behavior support; and updated and enhanced key research, practice opportunities, and strategies throughout.”
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The Essentials Of Family Therapy
by Michael P. Nichols
(6th Edition, Kindle Edition)
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About Michael P. Nichols
Mr Nichols has been a leading teacher and practitioner of family therapy for 40 years. He trained with Salvador Minuchin and Murray Brown and has worked with many leaders of the various schools. He’s written a number of books, including the most respected textbook in family therapy, Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, as well as the best-selling The Lost Art Of Listening, and, most recently, Assessing Families And Couples: From Symptom To System (with Salvador Minuchin and Wai-Yung Lee). He currently teaches at the College of William and Mary. He is also a national champion powerlifter.
“This book illustrates family therapy techniques. With its clinical focus and extremely practical presentation, The Essentials Of Family Therapy, 6th Edition, examines the rich history, classic schools, and latest developments in family therapy. The 6th Edition is edited to focus more on the contemporary clinical practice and case studies illustrating family therapy techniques. Written by a leading family therapist, descriptions of the various models are based on actual experience.
Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:
- utilize various family therapy techniques;
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Effective Practices In Early Childhood Education: Building A Foundation
by Sue Bredekamp
(3rd Edition, Kindle Edition)
About Dr. Sue Bredekamp
Dr. Bredekamp is an early childhood education specialist from the Washington, DC area who serves as a consultant on developmentally appropriate practice, curriculum, teaching, and teacher education for state and national organizations such as NAEYC, Head Start, the Council for Professional Recognition, and Sesame Street. From 1981 to 1998, she was Director of Accreditation and Professional Development for NAEYC where she developed and directed their national accreditation system for early childhood centers and schools. Dr. Bredekamp is the editor of NAEYC’s best-selling, highly influential publication, Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs.
Dr. Bredekamp is Chair of the Board of the HighScope Educational Research Foundation. She was a member of the National Research Council’s (NRC) Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics which produced a landmark report, Mathematics in Early Childhood: Paths toward Excellence and Equity. Dr. Bredekamp serves on several advisory boards and is a frequent keynote speaker and author of numerous books and articles related to standards for professional practice and teacher education. She has been a visiting lecturer at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia; Monash University in Melbourne; University of Alaska; and University of Hawaii. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland. The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University recognized Dr. Bredekamp with their Visionary Leadership Award in 2014. For 45 years, Dr. Sue Bredekamp has worked for and with young children toward the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of early childhood education programs.
About Dr. Kathleen (Kate) Cranley Gallagher (Contributor)
Dr. Gallagher is an educational psychologist and Scientist at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Education at UNC, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate early childhood professionals. Dr. Gallagher has herself been an early childhood professional for over 30 years; she has taught in and administered diverse programs for children birth -8 years of age, with and without disabilities. Dr. Gallagher’s publications and applied work focus on developing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based interventions to support social-emotional well-being and development for young children, their families and early childhood professionals. Dr. Gallagher has served on state advisory panels, developing standards and assessments for early childhood education and health and is a founding member of the North Carolina Infant Mental Health Association. She developed Be Well to Teach Well, a program designed to support the well-being and of early childhood professionals.
Dr. Gallagher is an accomplished teacher and frequently invited speaker nationally, and presented a keynote address at the International Preschool Teachers’ Conference in Hangzhou, China as a guest of Zhejiang Normal University. She delivered a TEDx talk, entitled, The Healthy Child: Assembly Required in which Dr. Gallagher argued that the single most important feat of construction that our society undertakes is the assembly required to build physically, emotionally, cognitively, and socially healthy children. She lives in Carrboro, North Carolina with her husband, John, and enjoys time with her two adult children, Jack and Bridget.
“Early childhood authority, Sue Bredekamp, designed Effective Practices In Early Childhood Education: Building A Foundation to prepare a new generation of teachers who can make a difference in children’s lives and education. Written with a clear and engaging presentation, this intriguing text provides the building blocks for understanding developmentally appropriate, effective practices in early childhood education. Sue shows how effective teaching practices can make a difference in the lives of young children by focusing on three key themes: intentional teaching, challenging and interesting curriculum, and evidence-based, effective practices. This 3rd Edition is updated with the latest research impacting policy and practice to help teachers thrive in the dynamic field of early education.”
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Teaching Students: Who Are Exceptional, Diverse, And At Risk In The General Education Classroom
by Sharon R. Vaughn, Candace S. Bos, Jeanne S. Schumm
(7th Edition, Kindle Edition @amazon.com)
“This book is the ideal guide for classroom teachers who identify students with special needs as both their greatest challenges and often their greatest rewards. With its numerous learning activities and sample lessons, plus stories from teachers, students, and parents, it strongly focuses on applying practical, proven strategies for effective teaching and learning.
The authors go above and beyond simply describing curriculum adaptations by providing step-by-step procedures for implementing those adaptations in the actual classroom. After reading this book, pre-teachers and in-service teachers alike will be armed with the tools and confidence they need to effectively meet their students’ diverse academic, behavioral, and social needs.”
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