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      Golden Heart Luncheon from page 1                  video tour of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, as well as
                                                         the hospital’s inpatient, emergency, and neonatal intensive care   Reading
                                                         units at Jupiter Medical Center.
                                                           The event raised $490,000 to help children like Maelyn and
                                                           Jack and Barbara Nicklaus founded the Nicklaus Children’s  Comprehension
                                                         Maja get the medical treatment they need.
                                                         Health Care Foundation in 2004 to provide world-class
                                                         raising more than $160 million to date. The foundation  Problem?
                                                         pediatric care to children in Palm Beach County and beyond,

                                                         supports Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, which has helped
                                                         children from every state in the union and 119 countries. The   By Jim Forgan, Ph.D.,
                                                         Nicklaus Children’s Health System includes the main hospital   Licensed School
                                                         campus in Miami, and 17 outpatient and urgent care centers   Psychologist
                               Lilly Bates, Mackenzie    from Monroe County to Martin County, as well as a pediatric     Reading comprehension
      Diane Perrella, Beth Neuhoff  O’Leary              partnership with Jupiter Medical Center.           is a complex task involving
                                                                          Photos by Tracey Benson Photography  your child, the text, and the
                                                                                                            multidimensional task of
                                                                                                            reading. These variables
                                                                                                            combine to create reading
                                                                                                              Consider your child.
                                                                                                            To achieve reading
                                                                                                            comprehension, your child must bring a positive mindset,
                                                                                                            background knowledge, and reading skills to what they read.
                                                                                                            If your child is a reluctant or struggling reader, does he have
                                                                                                            a positive mindset about it? If not, how can you change it?
                                                                                                              Your child’s prior life experiences contribute to reading
      Roberta Golub, Dr. Evelyn   Hillary Gumbel, Susan                                                     comprehension. Consider yourself assembling furniture.
      Higgins                  Johnson                   Erin and Barbara McGould  Kelly O’Leary, Nan O’Leary  When you’ve previously put together furniture, that
                                                                                                            experience helps you anticipate assembling the new piece.
                                                                                                            Every time your child learns or experiences something
                                                                                                            new they make connections and store it to use later when
                                                                                                            encountering new material. Thus, what type of varying
                                                                                                            experiences or knowledge are you giving your child?
                                                                                                              The text or books your child reads contributes to his or
                                                                                                            her understanding. Like the story of Goldilocks and the Three
                                                                                                            Bears, you don’t want the text your child reads to be too easy
                                                                                                            or too hard, but just right. Find out your elementary age child’s
                                                                                                            Lexile level and pick books within that range. Learn more at
                                                                                                   or talk to your local librarian.
                                                                                                              The act of reading is multidimensional and includes
                                                                                                            quickly sounding out words, reading speed, and vocabulary.
      Kristi Cauley, Patty McDonald, Kathy   Briana Beaty, Laura Russell, Allison                           If your child is reading aloud to you and mispronounces
      Theofilos                         Nicklaus                         Thais Vogel, Sara Jolly, Diana Jaeger  words, only correct the words that change the meaning.
                                                                                                            Using a book at your child’s Lexile level, simultaneously
                                                                                                            read aloud with your child to build reading speed. Stop
                                                                                                            periodically and take turns describing what each person
                                                                                                            is picturing in their mind as visualizing helps with
                                                                                                            comprehension. Teach your child a new vocabulary word
                                                                                                            each week and practice using it during the week.
                                                                                                              If you want to increase your child’s reading comprehension,
                                                                                                            allocate sufficient time to work on it, read with your child,
                                                                                                            provide varied life experiences, and work on skills. If you
                                                                                                            need a specialist, I have reading tutors at
                                                                                                              Dr. Forgan is a licensed school psychologist and certified
                                                                                                            dyslexia testing specialist and can help you at (561) 625-4125
      Barbara and Jack Nicklaus, Maja Milovanovic, Maelyn                                                   or
      Jarmon                                             Nan O’Leary, Barbara Nicklaus, Patty McDonald

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