Why Some Children Have Difficulty Reading

The specific reasons are as varied as there are children. All of us have  strengths and weaknesses. Some children have difficulty paying  attention, while others may have difficulty associating a sound with a  symbol; that is, the awareness of or ability to remember what sound a  letter makes.  

In other cases, there may be an underlying language issue. Deficits  in auditory processing, phonological processing or even a subtle  receptive language disorder can also interfere with the ability to learn  to read, write and spell.  And eventually, difficulties with reading, writing and spelling affect  your child's ability to learn and to achieve academic success. 

If you'd  like to set up an appointment, or feel a need for guidance, pease email  us at info@thereadinghouse.ph, or call us at 631 8397 or 09157146844 and ask for Teacher D.   

What Makes The Reading House Literacy Center Different?

In a nutshell, our  methodology and our attitude. 

Our Digital tool for our Reading Intervention is called ISPIRE, please see our video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNSgG-gLjFI&t=70s)

If you listened to the  video you'll see an application called ISPIRE®. The application itself, and its underlying techniques, are far from what one may normally envision  as "reading software." It is by no means "programmed learning," which steps the user through a series of activities designed to teach specific skills. 

Instead, it's a broad-based, sweeping, technologically advanced, multi sensory, assistive technology means for the teaching of reading and all language arts, suitable as the primary means for  classroom teaching, individual use, and tutoring, both for learners with no difficulties, and learners with impairments, even significant impairments.

What is Dysgraphia?

The Reading House explains what Dysgraphia in this short Video. 

What is a Learning Disability?

A learning disability is an area of weakness or inefficiency in brain function that significantly hinders our ability to learn. It is a pattern of neurological dysfunction in the brain that causes a person to have difficulty correctly receiving information (perception), correctly processing information (cognition/thinking), or satisfactorily responding to information (written and verbal expression, visual-motor coordination, memory, etc.). 

My child is having a hard time reading. I don't know what the problem is. What can I do?

The Reading House conducts a Literacy Diagnosis to pinpoint the specific reading difficulty your child is having. 

How can I avail of the Literacy Diagnosis?

1. As soon as you get in touch with The Reading House, we will conduct an interview with you for us to find out which of our formal assessments will be most valid for your child’s literacy needs.  

2. Once you have decided to push through with the Literacy Diagnosis, we will give you a schedule.  Before your schedule, we need you to prepare your child by giving them the proper mindset that would take off the pressure from the assessment.  

4. On the assigned Literacy Diagnosis schedule, expect that the assessment will run for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Students will be given a 15 -minute break in between.  

5. After the Literacy Diagnosis, the    assessor will give you a schedule of a sit-down meeting where you will be given a comprehensive written report.   

What will the Literacy Diagnosis Cover?

The Litearcy Diagnosis will cover all the subskills of namely:

  • Letter/Word Identification
  • Phonetic Analysis 
  • Reading Vocabulary
  • Meaningful Reading
  • Writing Skills

What is the next step after Literacy Diagnosis?

During your sit-down meeting with the assessor, you will be recommended to undergo a Reading Intervention program where your child's need will be addressed. The Reading Intervention is a one-on-one remediation that runs for 20 hours. 

How long does my child have to attend the Reading Intervention before I can see improvements?

There is no fixed time. The performance of your child during the Reading Intervention will solely determine how long your child have to undergo the program. 

How would I be updated of the progress of my child?

At the end of each program, your child's reading interventionist will give you a comprehensive progress report detailing your child's performance throughout the program. 


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