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What can he do to help him during test and reading comprehension task?

yaelwal Member Posts: 1
Hello Hannah, I have a 10 years old who struggles with reading comprehension and test taking.  He was recently diagnosed with Auditory Processing Deficit and is undergoing therapy but I think the reading comprehension challenge is coming from not be able to visually process the text, to find the information required.  I also think that is affecting him when he takes test...too much information at once leading to not being able to process the information.  What strategies could he use to help?


  • EducationalPsychologist
    EducationalPsychologist Member Posts: 118 Courageous
    Hi Yaelwal,
    The website www.readingrockets.org is great and may be helpful for your son. You may also like to ask your GP to refer him for a specialist optometry assessment of his vision, to rule out any difficulty with tracking, etc. Try encouraging him to read with a piece of plain card/plain rule so he only looks at one line at a time when reading. There could also be difficulty with processing speed, so he may benefit from additional time to re-read text before answering questions.


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