Teaching Your Child to Read
Even when the importance of developing health materials as part of a comprehensive discharge plan is acknowledged, correctional personnel must recognize that the majority of inmates have low literacy skills and that written materials must be designed with this in mind. To quote Smith and Smith (1994), who analyzed medical education publications, information written above patients' reading level is useless and a waste of time and money (p.1). The criteria for developing easy-to-read, high-quality discharge information vary, but the majority of experts agree that the following must be incorporated for the information to reach its reader (1) clearly state purpose of the information, (2) write to a fifth or sixth grade literacy level, (3) use short sentences as much as possible, (4) personally address the reader, (5) use a respectful tone, (6) make the design and layout approachable, and (7) describe specific problem-solving strategies (Cotugna, Vickery, & Haefele, 2005 Doak, Doak, &...
One remarkable aspect of this new method is that it studies time-based prospective memory in children without requiring them to have any clock-reading skills. Kerns (2000) tested children across the wide age range of 7 to 12 years. The J-shaped pattern of monitoring the fuel tank, demonstrated even by 7-year-olds,
In Spain, 35.4 of the population older than 14 years old, totaling 34.5 million persons, read the daily newspapers. These reading habits place Spain in the fifth place in the European Union regarding the levels of circulation of the print media. The leading country is Germany, followed by the UK and France.
Helping Your Child Learn To Read
When parents help their children learn to read, they help open the door to a new world. As a parent, you can begin an endless learning chain: You read to your children, they develop a love of stories and poems, they want to read on their own, they practice reading, and finally they read for their own information or pleasure. They become readers, and their world is forever expanded and enriched.