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  • The Arrowsmith program gets results with ‘physical therapy for the brain’

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Third-grader Yaakov Sobel is a talented painter and sculptor. And he can deliver a spot-on imitation of his teacher discussing Midrash. But when it comes to reading, things don't come so easily.

    "He can sound out words, but doesn't have the visual memory to recognize groupings of...

  • Writing the Book On Reading

    By Marc Ballon

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Seated before 21 third-graders at Selma Avenue Elementary School in Hollywood, actor Henry Winkler cracked open a copy of "I Got a 'D' in Salami," a children's book he co-authored, and began reading. The "Fonze," a little grayer and thicker around the middle than in his salad days,...

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