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Paying Parents to Read to Their Children Boosts Literacy Skills

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers have found a surprising way to help boost the skills of children with language impairment: Pay their parents to read to them.  A new study tested four techniques to get parents or other caregivers to complete a 15-week literacy intervention for their children with language impairment.  Only one of those techniques – paying parents 50 cents for each reading session – led to children showing significant gains in reading test scores, findings showed.  “We were somewhat stunned to find that paying parents had this strong effect. We didn’t anticipate this,” said Laura Justice, lead author of the study and professor of educational psychology at The Ohio State University.  The other three techniques tried in the study were offering positive feedback to the parents, offering encouragement, and modeling to parents how to read in a way that improved children’s literacy skills.  None of these three was helpful, and offering feedback actually had a slight…

New Book 'Introspection' Releases The First In A Series Of 10

Natomas Barnes and Noble to Host Book Signing May 10, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 30, 2014 Natomas Barnes and Noble to host a public book signing May 10, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. featuring Fresno author, magazine publisher and business owner, Reginia (Regana) McKinney-McGee, as she signs her new book titled Introspection.
Introspection is the poignant story of a struggle between morality and retribution as a woman with deep secrets embarks on a life-changing journey to seek justice from unwary souls.          
Introspection's main character, Gina, is an exciting, intriguing, dependable, yet complicated, character in a complex family dynamic.  Readers will find themselves relating to Gina's life challenges as she travels the world and deals with the aspects of everyday life, especially her struggle to reveal what she truly feels inside, but is fearful to display to the world.   What are her hidden secrets?
"This book is an excellent read!  The character, Gina Phillips, will keep you on the edge of your seat."  - Justine Giles Lane
"Who Gave Them the Right To Decide My Fate?"
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Sarah Mejia at (559) 283-4483 or email at sarah@introspectionnovels.com.
Media Contact: Sarah Mejia, MBM Entertainment, (559) 283-4483, sarah@introspectionnovels.com
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