by Karen Fried, co-director of The K&M Center
The painful lesson learned by one of our new students is that the popular girls in her class knew how to read. They knew how to read and they certainly read better than she did. Her mom called our center, to say that her once-popular daughter was now feeling isolated from her friends because she was a struggling reader.
These friends were mastering one of the most valued skills in elementary school: reading.
As second graders, they were sharing excerpts from their favorite books and getting through series like Junie B. and one girl was even proudly talking about reading Harry Potter.
Through no fault of her own, this student’s brain has trouble processing the sounds in our language, which made it hard for her to read at the same pace as her peers. It is our mission at The K&M Center to enable students such as this second grade girl to discover the joy of reading and to share that enjoyment with her friends.
If your child has struggles with any aspect of the reading process, we welcome you to visit our website, The K&M Center Reading Program, and find out how we can help.