A lesser-known but common reading comprehension disorder, S-RCD, can easily be missed in early readers, experts warn.
“When a child is a good reader, it’s assumed their comprehension is on track. But 3 to 10 percent of those children don’t understand most of what they’re reading,” says researcher Laurie Cutting of Vanderbilt University Peabody College of education. “S-RCD is like this: I can read Spanish, because I know what sounds the letters make and how the words are pronounced, but I couldn’t tell you what the words actually mean,” Cutting says.
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