Premium Issue 11 October 29, 2016 Organizing Creativity, Stealth Dyslexia, Dyslexia and Self Image, Memorizing for School, What Worked for 2E Gifted Dyslexics, Art Therapy for Dysgraphia, Hands-On Math for Fractions, More Interactive Reading Strategies, Mastering Foreign Languages and More This issue has memory strategies that seem to be helpful for a majority of dyslexic folk […]
It can be maddening. You look and look you just don’t see it. Later you pass your work along, you see all the thing you hadn’t seen the first time round.
What’s going on ? You’ve experienced a ‘trick’ of perception. In our clinic, when trying to explain the phenomenon to children, we often use […]
“Divida et Impera.” – Julius Caesar
There’s an old military strategy of Divide and Conquer that’s been in operation even before Julius Caesar’s Divida et Impera (Divide and Rule), and it turns out divide and conquer can be helpful if you’re dyslexic too.
Answer: Yes. Absolutely.
There have been many famous physicians who were dyslexic, and many today that you might not know who are dyslexic because many don’t identify in the workplace and many more weren’t formally identified.
The typical profile of a dyslexic physician is to have had early troubles in elementary school, then a jump in […]
I recently came across Bobby Gilman’s article on the critical issues facing twice-exceptional or Gifted LD students at school. It’s an ambitious paper for sure, but provides a solid big picture view of the challenges that 2E students face in their pursuit of an appropriate education. The challenges include states drastically scaling back services for students […]
With all of the advances in our understanding of early intervention, dyslexia in older students and young adults often gets short shrift.
The paper by Dr. Kathleen Niesen and colleagues has some interesting findings that have important points for identification, accommodations, and understanding of both the challenges and strengths of adolescents and young adults with dyslexia.
It’s long been known that Dyslexia and ADD / ADHD have high rates of overlaps or “co-morbidities”. Dyslexia and ADHD co-occur 30-50% of the time (Germano, 2010) and only 40% of children with dyslexia and 20% of children with ADD/ADHD have it in isolation (Wilcutt and Pennington, 2000).
Science has progressed on many fronts over […]
“Two years after starting school, 1/3 of children who had experienced articulatory problems or whose language acquisition had been delayed were significantly behind in reading and spelling. By contrast, only one of twenty children in the control situation were behind.” – Dr. Marcel Just, Dyslexia Characteristics and Causes
Although dyslexia is quite common (up to […]
An important paper was published this month from the University of Washington, entitled “Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Assessment for Dyslexia in Adolescents and Young Adults.” The paper is especially important guiding testing professionals who assess teens and adults for dyslexia or see gifted or twice-exceptional students. This paper also takes a more systematic look at the […]
The new SAT starts March 2016.
From the New York Times,
“What’s true of the writing section is true of the new SAT in general: There’s much more to read. “The most fundamental change is that there are many, many more words,” said Aaron Golumbfskie, education director for PrepMatters. “If you don’t read well and happily, […]
The US Department of Justice just released final regulations regarding the implementation of the American for Disabilities Act. “These rules clarify and refine issues that have arisen over the past 20 years and contain new and updated requirements.”
The regulations should be shared with ALL schools and workplaces when requesting accommodations.
These clarifications are much needed […]
In the Journal of Learning Disabilities, a study in Dutch students confirmed a similar pattern of Stealth Dyslexia in the Netherlands. The paper also discussed the discrepancy that exists between students challenges (perceptual and memory deficits in visual and auditory discrimination, sequencing, decoding, short-term auditory memory, certain spatial abilities) and greater than average abilities […]
Whereas dyslexia is usually characterized in part by challenges in fluent reading and spelling (in addition to strengths), stealth dyslexia’s relationship to reading is more complex.
As young children, some stealth dyslexics may have some early difficult mastering the code of reading, but most silently read with good comprehension in the upper elementary or middle […]
Stealth dyslexia is a term that we coined years ago to identify students who flew under the radar for detection because of their other higher order thinking strengths. Stealth dyslexic students may be able compensate for problems decoding words on the basis of sound (phonological awareness) by skipping words they don’t know or filling-in the gaps by […]
This week’s New Yorker has a wonderful article How Children Read about the pioneering work of Dr. Fumiko Hoeft in the area of Stealth Dyslexia, a term Brock and I coined years ago to describe individuals who ‘fly under the radar’ of detection of dyslexia because they may achieve high levels of reading comprehension although single word […]