READING:
The Cornerstone to Success



Babe Ruth

"Babe" Ruth, Homerun King of the New York Yankees baseball team, once said:

"NEVER let the fear of striking out get in your way!"

Reading can be a frustrating and a daunting task for the learning disabled child OR for the child who is struggling to learn how to read.

Babe Ruth struck out more times than he hit home runs. But he never let that get him down. We need to teach this same perseverance to our challenged learners.


Parents who are dyslexic or who were struggling readers may have a hard time helping their children learn how to read. BUT with my help, you too can succeed!


IF you have a child that has been diagnosed with Asperger's, Dyslexia, Autism, ADD/ADHD or another type of learning disability, THEN you have come to the right place. IF you have a child that is struggling with reading, THEN you too have come to the right place.


You will find 20 years of experience within this site. It is not a site with just copied information. It is the creation of a Master Teacher in Special Education. To see my resume, click here.


It is my heart felt desire to see EVERY CHILD succeed in school and beyond! I want to give parents and teachers the tools and knowledge they need to accomplish this task.


ON THIS SITE YOU WILL FIND:

Steps to Reading

Reasons to Homeschool

Reading Process

Vocabulary Knowledge

Keyboarding

Informational Websites

Reading Activities



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FAQs

FAQs or frequently asked questions page seeks to answer questions parents ask about learning and reading disabilities.

LD READING BLOG

LD Reading Blog keeps you up to date with all the changes and additions to learning-disabilities-reading-tutor.com and any Current News that deals with education.

SITE MAP

This site map contains all of the main categories for information contained on the learning disabilities reading tutor website.

TESTIMONIALS

Read these testimonials to be encouraged that even the child that has a severe learning challenge can learn to read. Parents write how their child is learning to read after almost giving up hope.

WHO AM I?

Who am I is a page about Rene Armbruster, creator of Learning Disabilities Reading Tutor.com.

ASPERGERS SYNDROME CORNER

Aspergers Syndrome Corner is one mother's account of homeschooling her daughter who has Aspergers and other learning disabilities and sensitivity issues.

DYSGRAPHIA

People with dysgraphia have problems holding a pencil. Watch this video to find out a radical new way to hold a pencil. People who suffer with arthritis can also benefit from holding the pencil this

EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING DISABILITIES

How is early childhood learning disabilities detected? A child learns more in her lifetime from birth to 5 years old than at any other five year period in her lifetime. Yet a learning disability

LEARNING DISABILITIES ARE ALSO READING DISABILITIES

Learning disabilities and reading disabilities are terms used interchangeably.

LD STUDENTS

There are successful LD students. Some students learn slower than other because of their severe learning disability. BUT all except about 2% can learn to read.

READING DISABILITY - How is it different from a Learning Disability?

The terms reading disability and learning disability are sometimes used interchangeably. A reading disability can be caused by a learning disability such as dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, autism or Aspergers.

EDUCATION NEWS BLOG AND COMMENTS

My Education News Blog will keep you up to date in what is happening with learning disabilities as well as other pertinent information about education.

ONLINE NEWS ARCHIVES

The Online News Archives covers the period beginning January, 2011. It covers past educational news stories pertinent to the learning disabled, homeschooling and educational government policies.

BOYS READING CORNER

When making a home library, don't forget to make a separate space for your son. This space explains how to make a boys reading corner. Let your son help you decorate his space, it will give him owne

BUILDING A HOME LIBRARY

Building a home library is essential for supporting and helping to grow a child's desire to read. A reading nook can be made anywhere: a corner of a child's room, under the loft bed, in the tree hous

EXPLORING BOOKS

Exploring books can lead the reader into many different worlds and situations. This page is a list of some of my favorite children's books and authors.

GIRLS READING CORNER

Here are some idea on how to make a girls reading corner. Every child ought to have a special place to go to in order to be alone and read. Put her favorite stuffed animals and books in this nook.

MUSIC INTERVENTION

Music intervention is being used quite extensively with children and adults on the autistic spectrum and with people who have traumatic brain injuries. However music therapy is being used for everyon

PRIVATE READING INTERVENTION Your Options

Private reading intervention options include private tutoring, home schooling, educational therapist and online tutoring. Which one is the correct one?

SCHOOL READING INTERVENTION OPTIONS

School reading intervention options include not only an IEP but a 504 plan, class within a class and the resource room. Which one of these is best for your child?

WHY HOMESCHOOL

Why homeschool gives 10 reasons why parents are currently teaching their children at home.

PHONICS: How's it Different from Whole Language? What's Best For My LD Child?

Phonics is the teaching of our written language from sounds to symbols. This is the best way to teach a child with a learning disability, reading disability or a learning difficulty.

DOLCH SIGHT WORDS

Dolch sight words are the most used reading words for the beginning reader. This is a list of words that all students should be able to read and spell by the end of 3rd grade.

DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS

Detecting developmental delays early in infants and toddlers can help professionals provide intervention to prevent a learning disability.

PRESCHOOL LITERACY

Studies show that there is a correlation between preschool literacy and a child's reading ability in the fourth grade. When sophisticated language is used in informal conversations with preschoolers,

BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE - An Important Component for Comprehension

Background knowledge is having enough information so that what is read is comprehended.

ESL READING

Do you need ESL reading ideas? Maybe you need to know how to teach reading to an English language learner. I also have some ESL resources for you.

READING COMPREHENSION

Reading comprehension strategies and fluency go together like ABC's

READING ACTIVITIES

Fun hands-on beginning reading activities are esstential to help develop the beginning reading skills. Children learn best when they are engaged in activities.

READING CURRICULUM

Students with learning and reading disabilities need to use reading curriculum especially designed for them using a sequential multisensory curriculum.

READING MOTIVATION

Reading motivation is the key to unlock your child's desire to learn to read especially if s/he has been diagnosed with a learning disability. Motivation is the fuel to get your child reading.

READING PROCESS

The reading process should be fun. Learning to read should be an exciting time for a child. For children with learning disabilities, reading can become a chore.

STEPS TO READING

The steps to reading SHOULD be sequential, systematic and multisensory. The reading steps are the foundations to build a life-long reader.

STUDY HABITS

Every student needs good study habits. Even a straight A student needs to have good study habits.

CONNECTING MATH CONCEPTS

Connecting math concepts is a page about how to teach math concepts so that your student or child can begin to build that important foundation for understanding algebra, geometry and calculus.

ALTERNATIVE TO BOOKS

Finding an alternative to books for a frustrated reader is very important. Finding something to keep the learning disabled student interested in learning is essential to their education.

EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES

I have recommended some educational websites that I have researched just for you. You will find links to book sites, math sites and game sites.

GETTING OUT OF THE TEXTBOOKS

Out of the textbooks learning is about finding other sources of learning other than textbooks. Learning disabled students need something other than textbooks to hold their attention.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Job opportunities are abundant on the internet and are especially suitable to the person with Asperger's or other disability that feels more comfortable working from home.

MY SBI STORY

My SBI story is about how I created my own web site using (SBI) Site Build It's web design tutorials to make a top notch web business.

NEW SITES

This page lists new sites that I have found on the internet that will be beneficial to homeschool parents, college bound students and students that have a learning disability. Check out these sites

THE INTERNET - THE NEW TEXTBOOK

The internet, the new textbook, is used for much more than business sites advertising their services. The internet is the number one source for information needed for reports and projects.

KEYBOARDING SKILLS

Keyboarding skills will give you much needed information about the computer and typing skills. A student with a learning disability will benefit from having keyboarding skills before he enters the 3r

SHORT STORIES

Short Stories is a submission page so that you can submit a short story that you wrote. Due to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act only those over 18 can participate in submitting stories.

THE WRITING CONNECTION

What does the writing connection have to do with reading? Have you noticed that one of the first things kids want to learn is how to write their name?

WHAT'S YOUR STORY

What's Your Story is a page where anyone can share their own story about their student or child. Encouragement can be gained through shared victories and sorrows.

YOU'RE INVITED

You're invited to make comments, ask questions, or seek advice on this site.

FEES

This page states the fees for tutoring services, diagnostic testing, and consultation fees.

FREE READING CONSULTATION REQUEST

A free reading consultation to discuss your child's learning and reading difficulty will be done via the internet using Skype. Just sign up today.

TESTS AND EVALUATIONS

This pages describes the types of tests and evaluations that I use to determine the student's strengths and weaknesses in reading. This includes grade level and percentile for comprehension.

TOPEKA TUTORING

Topeka Tutoring is a local site for Rene Armbruster in Topeka, Ks. She offers tutoring services via the internet.

Privacy Policy

Privacy policy of learning-disabilities-reading-tutor.com

READING CORNERSTONE STORE

You can purchase recommended books for the struggling reader, students with learning disabilities and picture books for your preschooler at the Reading Cornerstone Store

AUDIOBOOKS 4KIDZ

AudioBooks 4Kidz are taped books. These are ideal for students with a reading or learning disability. The selection includes the standard children's classics as well as some newly published books.

THE CLASSICS

This page is a collection of some of my favorite childhood classics. Your child will enjoy them just as much now as you and I did when we were children.

CREATION BOOKS

Part of understanding Biblical knowledge is understanding creation and how it relates to the individual. These are some of my favorite books about creation for the young reader.

THE CRITICAL THINKING STORE

Critical thinking is very vital to improving reading comprehension. The books listed in this store helps improve weak reading comprehension skills. Look no further for the best skill building workbo

EDUCATIONAL GAMES STORE

Welcome to the Educational Games Store. Kids love games so make learning fun with these games that have been hand-picked based on the FUN FACTOR. You will find card games, board games and games that

GIFTS FOR READERS

At gifts for readers you will find many unique gift ideas all with the theme of books. For instance for the woman you will find a huge selection of book charms for bracelets and necklaces. For men,

LEARNING POSSIBILITIES STORE

Learning Possibilities Store is a specialty book store. This store has books about learning disabilities, biographies of dyslexics, college resources for LD students and much more.

PRIMARY PHONICS WORKBOOKS

Primary Phonics workbooks are intended for the emerging reader, ages 3-5. It is an Orton-Gillingham based phonics program. Primary Phonics workbooks have large print as well as large pictures. Prim

PRODUCTS FOR LEARNING DISABLED

Products for learning disabled students informs the reader about products that will assist the learning and reading disabled person with learning and reading. Some of these are new on the market and

READING PRODUCTS

You will find reading You will find not only reading products but products to help make learning fun. Products such as talking dictionaries, easels, games, microscopes, science labs and more.

READING CORNERSTONE VIDEO STORE

Reading Cornerstone Video Store has how to teach reading videos. Also, it has funny animal videos.

YOUNG READERS FICTION

Here are some young readers fiction series recommendations from a former volunteer librarian.




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