ISSUE 15 of Dyslexic Advantage PREMIUM
Article include: Scientist and World Philanthropist Sir Ray Avery
How I Got My Job in Logistics
Planning for the Future – What Tests Show and Don’t Show
Creativity Boost – Quick Way to Gete It
Testing for Dyslexia
Processing Speed and Writing
How to Test & Grade the Dyslexia-Friendly Way
Gifted with ADD
Teaching Algebra with […]
ISSUE 15 of Dyslexic Advantage PREMIUM
There are many skills that are required to write by hand. Besides having an idea and being able to organize it into words, there’s remembering the motor, kinesthetic, and visual sequences of letters and words and being able to discern similar and dissimilar sounds (auditory processing, phonemic awareness). No wonder it’s hard to write! What […]
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 happens to everybody. You research a curriculum thoroughly or it gets through several levels of a review and then you put it into action and… it just doesn’t connect. What do you do? There are several common reasons why a curriculum doesn’t connect with a particular student – and so some trial and error and […]
After dyslexic students make progress in their ability to decode words, parents, teachers, and students themselves may begin to breathe a sigh of relief; however, another monster challenge may be looming on the horizon – the other D…. Dysgraphia.
The National Institutes of Health definition of Dysgraphia includes the following:
“Dysgraphia is a neurological disorder characterized […]
It’s Back to School – Check out Dyslexic Advantage’s Top Dyslexia Apps 2016 for kids, college, tutors, and grownups. A shout-out thanks to one of our supporters, Winsor Learning for their simple to use Orton-Gillingham system. They make free reviews like this possible. Share your love by doing your back to school shopping at Dyslexic Advantage […]
In breaking news, the US Department of Education and Office for Civil Rights have released their a letter from Asst Secretary Catherine Lhamon and its Students with ADHD and Section 504 Resource Guide HERE. For your convenience, we also include them below – including a highlighted version which spotlights key passages for parents and […]
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 […]
Watch this 5 minute video for teachers that covers dyslexia, its incidence, the intelligence of students, the discrepancy between fund of knowledge and ease of expression, why reading is hard for dyslexic students, the importance of multisensory learning, assistive technology, writing and spelling, memory and working memory, and math / dyscalculia.
We’ve just published our March Dyslexic Advantage Premium Magazine! To join Premium, click HERE.
If you are a Premium member, make sure you’re logged into your account and read in the Premium Archives.
Dr Cathy Drennan, Chemistry Pioneer
Why are So Many Dyslexic Students Good at Science?
Why Teachers Should Teach Science Fiction
Meet Dennis Kleid – DNA […]
The Department of Justice has also released video clarification of key rights for students regarding testing accommodations under the ADA or Americans with Disabilities Act. The entire video is located at the bottom of this post, but we are highlighting a section that mentions dyslexia by name (starts at 3:29)
Exams are to be administered […]
What is Dysgraphia? Dysgraphia is a specific disability that affects writing.
The National Institues of Health (NIH) defines it like this: “Dysgraphia is a neurological disorder characterized by writing disabilities. Specifically, the disorder causes a person’s writing to be distorted or incorrect. In children, the disorder generally emerges when they are first introduced to writing. They […]
Do you know what your students are understanding? Checkout these free K-8 resources for reading comprehension.
Silent reading is preferred by most dyslexic students, but if comprehension isn’t checked, reading difficulties won’t be discovered.
If you’re a parent reading with your child, then narration or asking your student to paraphrase back what has been happening a story may […]
College is Coming! Here are some great tips and tricks for dyslexic students in higher education. Also don’t leave home without getting digital copies of your dyslexia paperwork. You’ll want to send to the LD office on campus. They will help you with accommodations, tutoring, and more!
Dyslexia at College Tips, Tricks, and Strategies
Here’s a […]
There are a lot of problems with Common Core Math and Dyslexia, but here’s one (and it’s a big one to talk about – the requirement to show work as part of math problem solving.
From Education News: “…the amount of work required for explanation turns a straightforward problem into a long managerial task that is […]
From the University of Washington: “Structural brain differences between children with dyslexia and dysgraphia and children who are typical language learners have been observed…Researchers say the findings prove that using a single category of learning disability to qualify for special education services is not scientifically supported.”
In a recent misplaced effort by the American Psychiatric […]