Tag: reading practice

Neurological Impress Method 2

This version of Neurological Impress Method (NIM) is a complement to Neurological Impress activity offering an alternate perspective on things. This version is based more closely on the original work by Heckelman in the 1960’s (see below). Introduction: Beginning readers,…

Rules for Reading Comprehension

  Purpose: To develop and increase reading speed and comprehension. Procedure: The patient is instructed to: 1.  Learn to read phrases. 2.  Read with a pencil between the lips to reduce and eventually eliminate subvocalizing. 3.  Draw a line down…

Rapid Reading

  Purpose: To increase reading speed and comprehension. Materials: Reading material, good lighting and seating. Procedure: Part I 1.  Select a book of no interest to you, but within your level of comprehension. 2.  Sit in a comfortable reading posture…

Hidden Words

  Hidden Words 1      Hidden Words 2     Hidden Words 3 Hidden Words 4      Hidden Words 5     Hidden Words 6 Purpose:  To develop flexibility in visual scanning through a search for meaningful figure/ground relationships in an ambiguous field. Materials: Hidden word…

Subvocalization Reduction

      Subvocalization Reduction Purpose: To utilize the monitoring of breathing patterns during silent reading to assist in control of subvocalization Apparatus: Reading material, metronome Method: 1. The patient is to become aware of his breathing pattern while reading…

Tips for Language Development

      Suggestions for Language Development Purpose: To assist and encourage the child in the development of visualization, descriptive language and communication Apparatus: Tape recorder Method: 1. After giving the patient instructions for the performance of a home activity,…

Hart Chart

See Also: 136 Letter Chart There are a number of ways to approach using Hart Charts and a few will be described here. Feel free to add your own variations on the themes described. PURPOSE: To develop the ability to…

Experience Reader

  Purpose: To reinforce the match between vision and the speech-auditory in the reading process using the patient’s own speech vocabulary Materials: Dictated stories in the patient’s own words. Procedure: 1. Have the client (your child) dictate to you in…

Pursuit Reading

  Purpose: To improve eye movement skills while reading. To pay attention to the foreground figure, and actively suppress/ignore the background. Material: Reading material to be read for comprehension, so it should be at an appropriate level and not too…

Neurological Impress Method

See also: NIM 2 Introduction: This activity is a great way to enhance and reinforce high-level reading skills in new readers. The proximity and voice of the therapist also provides a safety net that can allow the child the challenge…