Believe it or not, Dyslexia is Real

No parent would ever want to see his child struggle in school much more in the area of reading—the very core foundation to learning every subject there is in school. This is far worse for the child. The fear of being labelled and teased as stupid, dumb and slow is something he has to face and live with every day...

Concluding a year, Surging to another

Achievements after achievements. That is what 2018 had so amazingly presented us with. No undertakings have been easy, but with the teamwork of the entire Instant Reader™ family and the fuel that continues to light up the advocacy we stand for, we have crossed many borders and reached thousands of more people. For 2019, our goal is to strive further with our calling—this time, with greater sensitivity to the needs of this technology-driven age. Our focus is to SURGE farther and stronger: Strengthening Undertakings in Reading as...

How Reading for Pleasure Can Benefit Your Child

Children’s reading habits are often imposed by their parents or teachers. But when kids read out of their own interest for fun or personal enjoyment, they are reaping benefits beyond the information their brains are getting. Here are a few: Improved Reading Skills Reading for pleasure will expand a child’s vocabulary and spelling, enhance comprehension, and develop his confidence as a reader....

How Stories Can Motivate Kids to Read

I myself wasn’t an early reader. I remember staying in school for an extra hour almost every day in first grade because I was terrible at reading and needed to take remedial classes. When I had to read a word, I spent all my energy stringing the sounds of the letters together so that, even when I had achieved the correct pronunciation, I didn’t understand nor remember what I had read....

Tips to Get the Positive Matthew Effect

The Matthew Effect has been one of the concepts that support the thrusts of many educational institutions to develop children’s skills while they are young. The term is derived from a Bible verse (Matthew 25:29) which says, “For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.”...

Five Fun Reading Month Activities for Schools

The Department of Education declares November as the National Reading Month. Educators are urged to come up with activities that promote love for reading, especially of the printed over digitized words. Heads up, teachers and school administrators! Here are some activity ideas that will surely make the month fun and meaningful for your school:...

Why We CARe Program is for Every Community

It has been more than two years since Instant Reader™, led by its founder and dyslexia expert Teacher Vicki Quintana-Arioder, began assisting schools and communities in identifying reading difficulties through its We CARe program (Workshop-Conference on the Analysis and Assessment of Reading Difficulties). The team has met many individuals and organizations who seek the same intervention since this movement. Last June, advocates and educators gathered together in the very first National Dyslexia Awareness and Intervention Summit...

How To Help A Dyslexic Child: Guide For Parents, Teachers, And Family Members

Finding out that a child has dyslexia is just Step One to supporting his best development and overcoming his learning difficulty. The next steps can be challenging, especially for parents and educators who are encountering the difficulty for the first time. Below are some things you can do to support a child with dyslexia:...

Causes and Complications of Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a condition that affects a person’s ability to read, spell, write, and speak. Even after being subjected to appropriate teaching-learning processes, a dyslexic’s brain may still be unable to interpret written letters or symbols correctly. What causes dyslexia? What complications might a dyslexic person face?...

Protect Your Child. Get A Diagnosis.

When inclusive education and disability-friendly infrastructures are discussed, what people immediately picture in their minds are individuals with obvious conditions and infirmities. When you get on a bus or a jeep, the first-row seats would have stickers over them showing an image of a person on a wheelchair indicating the seats are reserved for people with disabilities. The same image appears at certain spaces in public comfort rooms, parking lots, mall counters, etc....