How do you know if your child’s reading skills are on track? How do you encourage reluctant readers to read more often? How do you know if there’s an underlying learning disability? And if there’s a diagnosis, what kind of help does your child need?
Dr. Jill Allor, an education professor at Southern Methodist University, has answers to these often-overwhelming questions. On Saturday, she’s leading free workshops for parents of young elementary-age children.
We visited this week about some of the challenges that young readers face and how parents can help. Here are excerpts.