Solutions for Smart but Struggling Students

Session 6: How to Ignite and Delight your 2e Child through Reading

Susannah Richards, Ph.D.
Running time: 48:40

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  1. Kris on October 11, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Wow, a lot of these books sound like so much fun, and I know my kids would enjoy them. Unfortunately, though, they don’t speak English yet. Would you by any chance know whether there is something similar to in Germany?

  2. William Morse on October 10, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    One of my favorite questions: How do you encourage a child to read? Susannah Richards was a gold mine. One of the most suggestive examples: Speed Dating Books! Another concept: Find a book that is a good match. Tap into a child’s interests or talents to find that match. The entire presentation was fascinating.

  3. Rachel on October 10, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Thank you so much for this talk! I love all of the book ideas that Susannah shared, and I ordered a few to get my daughter reading.

  4. Lauren on October 10, 2019 at 11:53 am

    So much great information in this talk! I have started to follow Susannah @sussingoutbooks on Twitter and have checked out to help find books appropriate for my child’s reading level (with appropriate content!). So valuable for our advanced readers!

  5. Jillian Heisman on October 10, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Can you provide a list of the recommended books? Thank you!

  6. Sabrina on October 10, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Thank you Susannah! I vividly remember trying to teach my 2e daughter to read in kindergarten. It was like pulling teeth, but I persisted and she became an avid reader! It wasn’t until Grade 6 that she saw a vision therapist and he told us she must have invented her own way of reading 🙂

    One of my recent challenges was finding books that met both my daughter’s interest and her reading ability. She is an advanced reader, but her interests skew young. I was hard to find books for 7th graders on ‘cute magical kittens’. Luckily, we’ve just moved passed that phase. In hindsight, I think she was reverting to younger topics as a form of comfort as she moved through a transition between grades and moving from one state to another. Our current challenge is that she resists going to the library and wants me to go and get books for her, but then often rejects what I choose. Some days, I make her go and other days I have her see if the books are available at the library online first, then I’ll go pick them up.

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