At Harvard University in the 1970’s, a clinical psychologst made a startling discovery. Intending on studying the emotional problems that caused students at one of the world’s elite universities to drop out of school to drop out, he found out instead that the most common reason students dropped out of their degree programs was that […]
There are many good ways to read to children with dyslexia. In this post, we wanted to talk share an approach that some have called “dialogic” or like a dialogue.
A dialogue is a back and forth conversation, and that is exactly how this style of reading goes. Rather than having a parent or teacher […]
Almost 1 out of every 10 students in public school classrooms are English Language Learners (ELLs). Because dyslexia is also common throughout the world (10-15%), some ELL students are dyslexic. For ELLs, identifying dyslexia can be a complicated process, sorting out the effects of language exposure, bilingualism (or multilingualism), and vocabulary in the 2nd language. […]
Many teachers don’t realize that many dyslexic students need modifications in assignments and tests in order to accurately assess their knowledge. Some of these changes will also benefit other students in class including English Language Learners or ELLs.
Homework and test questions are sentences that often present information out of context, so that the content […]
In our previous post on Severe Dyslexia, we talked about 6 steps required to read:
2. Visual Recognition of Words
3. Matching Letters and Words to Sounds – Phonemic Awareness
4. Matching Words to Word Meaning
5. Saying Words
6. Comprehending Text
In the premium material on that post, we talked about how different readers may have difficulty with the visual […]
Thanks to Luis and a native Spanish speaking colleague for translating our What is Dyslexia? Card for Teachers into Spanish! It’s available in our store HERE.
This card will be helpful for sharing with Spanish-speaking parents, Spanish-dominant bilingual students, and even native Spanish-speaking teachers. English Language Learners (ELLs) make up more than 14% of all public school […]