The Role of School Psychologists in the Educational Process: Part 1

[Editor’s note: This is the first part of a three-part interview conducted by Miriam Ruff with Dr. Kim Hastings, a nationally certified school psychologist. It has been lightly edited for length and clarity.] MR: In general terms, what is a school psychologist? What role do they play in the school setting? KH: From the National … Continue reading “The Role of School Psychologists in the Educational Process: Part 1”

Vision Problems and Reading Comprehension

If a child is having difficulty reading, sometimes vision problems may be the cause. The problems may not be apparent, though, if the child does not complain about difficulty seeing or has passed their school’s vision screening. What’s required is a comprehensive optometric examination, one that addresses the many different components required for reading and comprehension. … Continue reading “Vision Problems and Reading Comprehension”

AceReader in the Educational Environment

In some ways, reading education has not changed much over the past hundred years or so – teachers still confront the issues of how to instruct students effectively in the basic issues of learning phonemic awareness, decoding text, mastering understanding of text material (comprehension), and achieving reading fluency. What has changed is our understanding of … Continue reading “AceReader in the Educational Environment”