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Teaching a Struggling Reader

Vol. 89, Prg. 6–10
April 13–17, 2009

How do you know when your child’s struggle with reading is serious enough to need help? What can you do to encourage him? Is homeschooling the best choice for a struggling child? HSLDA Special Needs Coordinator Faith Berens joins Mike Smith to answer these questions and provide encouragement for parents of struggling readers, on this week’s program.

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Reading Your Child’s Symptoms
Can Homeschooling Help?
Here to Support You
Practical Tips for Struggling Readers
Reading Success in Your Future


Faith Berens Faith Berens
Faith Berens has 13 years of teaching experience in both public and private Christian schools, serving as a Reading Recovery teacher, reading specialist, and educational therapist. Her areas of expertise are early childhood literacy, reading assessment, and the identification and remediation of reading difficulties. She recently earned her master’s degree in reading from Shenandoah University. Faith joined the HSLDA team of Special Needs Coordinators in 2008 and also works as a private educational consultant, evaluator, and tutor.

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