PAUSE when your child makes an error when reading. WAIT for him or her to realise that it does not make sense or look right. Research shows that we often give children less than one second before we jump in to take over. We should wait 3-5 seconds before prompting or helping because the child may be able to solve the problem independently.
At-risk readers need more time to think.
If others keep fixing the problem, the at-risk child will stop trying.