Are You Wondering How Your Child’s Reading Skills Stack Up?  I Can Help.

Hi.  My name is Emily Boles.  I’m a certified teacher and an educational therapist and, for over 10 years, I’ve worked with parents to help their children become better readers.

I spent years teaching in schools, but I decided to start my own business (Framework Learning) so I could help more readers.  Since then I’ve helped dozens of kids—and their families—uncover reading strengths and challenges and chart a new course for success.

Reading Problems Don’t Go Away On Their Own—You Need to Know How to Help

If your child is showing signs of struggling with reading, things like…

•  stumbling over new words and trouble sounding words out
•  not understanding things they’ve read
•  trouble learning or remembering new words
•  slow reading
•  skipping over or repeating words and lines

…then it’s essential to get to the root of the problem.

Whether you have a young child just starting to learn to read or an older child dealing with heavy textbooks and novels—my complete reading evaluation offers the kind of insight you’re looking for.  It’s the crucial first step to helping your child overcome those challenges.

Once you know what your child’s unique reading strengths and weaknesses are you’ll have the knowledge you need to support their reading development at home and at school.

“Our son is in second grade and was struggling with reading.  He has been in a reading group at school since Kindergarten but wasn’t reaching any reading goals and was scoring below average on the IRIs.  Emily did comprehensive testing with him and was able to pinpoint the areas he needed to work on.  The testing was very informative and Emily was thorough in going over each section of the testing and providing a detailed assessment.” –mom of Hudson, age 8

Valuable Insights You Can’t Get Any Other Way—Plus Practical Ideas to Use Right Away

An in-depth evaluation like the one I offer provides plenty of information about reading ability, with scores reported as age and grade level equivalents so they’re simple to understand.  But I take the process a giant step further with insightful analysis of what those results mean—the strengths and weaknesses they indicate and what those mean for your child’s reading now and in the future.

Once testing is finished I provide a written report with all of that information…plus practical, start-today ideas and tips for building on those strengths and addressing any weaknesses both at home and at school.  You’ll get specific, ready-to-use activities and advice that will help your child become a better reader no matter their age and current skills.  These are the techniques I’ve spent years learning and developing in school and in my teaching practice—you get all of that expertise right away (no expensive degree required!), tailored just for your child.

Call today to schedule your free initial consultation—find out how my reading evaluation will help your child.

Here’s my direct number: 890-0008

Reading Evaluation

Could My Child Have Dyslexia?

Dyslexia.  It’s a word that gets tossed around a lot when people talk about reading problems.  But what does it really mean?  Does every kid who has trouble with reading have dyslexia?  Is it all backwards letters and mixed-up words?

I talk with a lot of parents who want to know if their child’s reading struggles are a sign of dyslexia.  Like you, they’ve noticed that their son or daughter is having a hard time with reading, and they really want to figure out why so that they can find the right help for their child.  If you’re in that boat, wondering whether your child’s reading problems are actually signs of dyslexia and what to do about it, I hope you’ll read on, because I’ve spent over 10 years helping parents like you, with kids like yours, find those answers.

“Emily was easy to talk to and very nonjudgmental.  Through the assessment that she did, we discovered that it was highly likely that our son was severely dyslexic.  We had never been told that dyslexia could be the problem.  It felt like suddenly seeing a hidden picture in something that you’ve looked at a zillion times!”—mom of Zach, age 13

What is Dyslexia, Anyway?

Dyslexia is essentially an unexpected reading difficulty—when there’s nothing about a person’s age, education, motivation, or intelligence to suggest some other issue.  It’s a pretty broad definition, but there are several specific clues to dyslexia that can be uncovered through a skilled evaluation.

Every child has their strengths and weaknesses in reading, but a person with dyslexia has a certain pattern of strengths and weaknesses.  I look for this pattern using testing, observations, and years of professional experience working with kids who have dyslexia, as well as many who don’t.

Essential Information that Goes Beyond Diagnosis and Results

My complete reading evaluation uncovers the clues in your child’s reading that might point to dyslexia, giving you clear results and expert analysis.  It’s all summed up in a detailed, straightforward written report that will give you the answers and peace of mind you’re looking for.  Plus, a special section of the report is dedicated to giving you practical strategies for building on your child’s strengths and improving areas where their skills are weak—your guide to using the tools I’ve developed during my decade-plus as an educator working with kids who struggle with reading.

Call today to schedule your free initial consultation—get answers to your questions about dyslexia and your child.

Here’s my direct number: 890-0008

Dyslexia Questions?

How Kids Learn: Discovering Strengths and Overcoming Weaknesses

If you’re interested in reading more, here are a few of the books I mentioned:

A Mind at a Time, by Mel Levine, M.D.     Boise Public Library

Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice, by Howard Gardner

Boise Public Library

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain

Boise Public Library

And here’s a link to the full presentation:

How Kids Learn: Discovering Strengths and Overcoming Weaknesses

 

How Kids Learn…