What if my teacher’s child tells me they are having a reading comprehension problem?

Many schools combine comprehension and decoding. They will inform you that your child has a reading comprehension problem when in reality they are not analyzing the two issues. We separate the two issues. Many times the child’s decoding is affecting the comprehension. We address the decoding first, then the comprehension. If your child is truly having a comprehension problem, this can be addressed in several different ways. If your child has a significant comprehension issue, it is important to define exactly what is the specific comprehension issue. If this is the case, we typically also refer to other professionals.