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Merit Question and Answers Web Log

We receive many emails from parents, teachers, therapists and students asking if we can help them. By viewing the answers we've provided, you might gain insight as to how we can help you too

Recently Answered Questions:

My son reads fast with poor comprehension.

QUESTION: Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension Submitted by: Parent Grade Level: Elementary School Competency: At Level Ethan is 9 years old. His reading decoding skills are well developed. He tends to read quickly. He has difficulty with saliency determination and inferential thought processes for reading. He does better when he reads aloud. He is writing a standardized entrance exam… Read More »

9 year old reads poorly affecting other subjects.

QUESTION: Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension Submitted by: Parent Grade Level: Elementary School Competency: Below Level 9 year old female. At or slightly below grade level in all subjects but at 2nd grade in reading/comprehension which is creating limitations in her sciences and other subjects now requiring extensive reading. Plan to home-school her if adequate, affordable resources can be… Read More »

Software for Elementary School Student

QUESTION: Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension Submitted by: Parent Grade Level: Elementary School Competency: Above Level I am a new homeschooling parent and my child has always read above grade level. I was told when he was in the 5th grade that he was reading at a 12th grade reading level. But when we sat down to read the… Read More »

Which elementary writing program do you recommend for my students?

QUESTION: Area of Concern: Process Writing Submitted by: Teacher Grade Level: Elementary School Competency: Below Level Students in my class, for the most part, are unable to write stories without the constant repetition of and. they refuse to use first, at the beginning, next and/or other words to help the readers depict where they are in the story. I… Read More »

I have a 9th grade son who is ADD and needs help with reading comprehension.

QUESTION: Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension Submitted by: Parent Grade Level: High School Competency: Below Level I have a 9th grade son who is ADD -inattentive. He is having trouble with reading comprehension. What would you recommend?   ANSWER: Thank you for contacting us. Merit Software has helped many students with ADD improve their reading comprehension skills and… Read More »

4th grade reading difficulties are causing a problem across the curriculum.

QUESTION: Area of Concern: Reading Fundamentals Submitted by: Parent Grade Level: Elementary School Competency: Below Level My daughter is very caring to others and a delightful child and class member, however she struggles with reading most types of texts. Therefore causing a problem in most areas across the curriculum. As she has trouble reading instructions for her daily tasks.… Read More »