Speed reading courses are great for business

Posted on December 20, 2011 by admin.
Categories: Speed Reading.

Sometimes it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of reading that’s required at work, especially when you have reports, memos or training materials to digest. Unlike reading for pleasure, reading at work almost always requires that you not only go through the material thoroughly, along with comprehending and retaining what you’ve read. The material may need to be applied to your job, be interpreted, and become part of the framework of a larger system for which you may be responsible.

Rather than taking a stack of written material home with you to read at night and over weekends, a speed reading course can help you get through the reports or manuals more quickly. Not only do you learn to read faster, you also receive training that helps you remember the content better, often the hardest part of reading stacks of paper. When you read for pleasure, you’re not accountable for what you’ve processed. Work reading, however, is an entirely different situation. Your job depends on a solid interpretation and retention of what you’ve read.

People develop reading skills differently. Some lucky ones retain almost everything they read, which makes reading for work an easy task, but others who are not as verbally oriented, may find the process one of the most difficult assignments that they face. When you learn speed reading, the class gives you an entirely different approach to reading, quite dissimilar to what you learned in grade school.

Taking a speed reading course can involve individual tutoring, group classes or taking the class using DVDs. You can even take the class online using any free time you have when not at work. Although learning to speed read takes a few hours of your time, the payoff will be both immediate and long-term. As you practice the techniques involved with this kind of reading, much less of your time will be required to digest the volumes of information your job may require.

Many fields require extensive reading for the job. Medicine and law have enormous reading requirements and practitioners, whether on the front line or in the back office, are responsible for implementing the material into their practices. Educators spend a good deal of time reading, as do specialists who need to keep up with progress in their fields, like employees in the trades who must continue their educations throughout their careers to maintain their licenses.

Some people consider speed reading one of the most valuable skills they have learned to perform their jobs better and succeed in any kind of work environment. Investing some time in learning this skill can propel you ahead in your career and give you back personal time to spend for leisure activities, which also enhances your performance at work.

Radio vibes

Posted on August 4, 2011 by admin.
Categories: Uncategorized.

The love and affection between pets and owners goes creates a bond that is second, for most, only to their human relatives and friends. So when a beloved pet goes missing the distress can be a huge upheaval to the owner. Recently listening to a radio show on lost cats you could hear the emotion in so many of the contributors. I imagine should it have been a TV show, instead of a radio program that the images of the owners would have been distressing. They discussed what was the best plan of action should you discover that you have a lost cat. The problem with cats is they say that they say that actually many have second or even third owners who they also visit less frequently than the number one owner. In addition cats have a tendency to curl up in people sheds and garages and then end up being locked in by mistake. Should an investigative mission not come up trumps then poster campaigns are often successful followed by professional search teams, a few which now actually use sniffer dogs. Often the result is positive and the lost cat is found but occasionally cats are just never found. Not the most joyous radio program I have listened to but all the same informative and eye opening.

Dyslexia in pre school children

Posted on February 21, 2011 by admin.
Categories: Uncategorized.
Dyslexia in preschool age children.

Diagnosing a child yourself with dyslexia at a young age can be quite difficult. It is normal for a preschool age child to reverse letters when learning to write and read. This is why learning and understanding the symptoms is extremely important.
Although mixing up letters and words at this age can be perfectly normal watching the child closely as he or she learns can also be critical. Early diagnosis is extremely important because studies show that if caught early the brain function can be modified so they can become fluent readers.
While mixing up letters at this point in age is normal there are symptoms that one could look for. If the child has no appreciation for nursery rhymes and cannot learn them this could be a cause for concern. If they mispronounce words and have prolonged baby talk this can also be concerning. Another symptom is when the child cannot remember the letters in his or her own name. If the child refuses to read or write there could be a problem. It could be their instinct to just runaway and hide. If some of these symptoms are occurring and there is a family history of reading problems then the child should have a dyslexia test.
While dyslexic children have trouble reading they will be strong in other areas. For example kids that are dyslexic often are very curious and have a great imagination. Figuring things out easy is something found often in dyslexic children. It is important that dealing with being dyslexic does not hurt their self esteem. This is why it is crucial for parents to concentrate on the child’s strengths as well. Teachers as well should be praising their accomplishments often.
Parents and teachers play a crucial role in identifying this disability in children. The earlier it is caught the earlier intervention can begin. Having being diagnosed at an early age is beneficial in the child’s life. If your child shows any of these symptoms and dyslexia is a concern do not hesitate to get them tested. The younger the child the easier it will be for them to learn how to deal with the disability.