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Vocabulary acquisition has also been found to be a high predictor of reading comprehension. Biemiller and Slonim (2001) reported that students who were behind in vocabulary knowledge in third grade would remain behind throughout the duration of their schooling. 

What Parents Should Do

Measure your child’s vocabulary level with Metamindz diagnostic to see if your child is facing vocabulary challenges. If so, parents must increase focus on reading at home or use services from learning centers to make sure vocabulary acquisition speeds up.