Issue 13 Dec 31 2016 Dyslexic Advantage Premium

It’s out!  Latest Issue – Thinking Differently – Discussion of New Research from MIT re: Dyslexia, Dyslexic Innovator Behind SWATCH, Susan Butcher, 4x Iditarod Champion, Math: Showing Not Saying, Latest Research About Dyslexia and Adaptation – Repetition as a Poor Way to Teach Dyslexics, Dyscalculia & Dyslexia, Why Slow Processing, How to Teach Writing to […]

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Memory: Why Drill Can Kill – and What to Do Instead [Premium]

It would almost seem without question that repetition should be helpful for learning, but researchers have found that if  repetitions are too much and too long (longer than 10 seconds in one paradigm), further repetition caused poorer memory and word retrieval rather than better! From one of the papers below: “Both Experiments 1 and 2 demonstrated a […]

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By |November 9th, 2016|Categories: Brain, Math, Strategies, Teachers, Teaching|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Memory: Why Drill Can Kill – and What to Do Instead [Premium]

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How Dyslexic MIND Strengths Integrate with Multiple Intelligences [Premium]

In our book, The Dyslexic Advantage, we spoke about the 4 MIND strengths common in adult dyslexics: M for Material Reasoning, I for Interdisciplinary Reasoning, N for Narrative Reasoning, and D from Dynamic Reasoning. These skill clusters and talent sets had parallels in brain systems and processes as well as careers, domains of expertise, and […]

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By |September 26th, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Brain, Dyslexic Advantages, MIND strengths, Premium, Premium Content, Teaching|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How Dyslexic MIND Strengths Integrate with Multiple Intelligences [Premium]

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Dyslexia and IMPOSTER Syndrome [Premium]

“It’s only because they like me.”

“I just got lucky.”

“I just work hard.”

“If they really knew me…”

Recognize this? It’s a the voice of self-doubt, fear, and anxiety. It’s a feeling like you’re a fraud and that any time, you might be found out.

Imposter syndrome was first characterized in 1978 when Clance and Imes studied a […]

By |August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Careers, Premium, Premium Content, Psychology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia and IMPOSTER Syndrome [Premium]

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Dyslexia Journal Club – Spelling Strategies – What Does Research Say? [Premium]

In a recent paper from Montreal, research tested dyslexic students ages 9-11 to see which spelling strategies were more effective. The most common strategy children use to spell is phonological, whether they are  or aren’t dyslexic. The other common strategies children use for spelling are visuol-orthographic, analogy, and backup. The phonological strategy used phoneme-grapheme correspondence. […]

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By |July 18th, 2016|Categories: Language Arts, Premium, Premium Content, Spelling, Strategies, Teachers, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia Journal Club – Spelling Strategies – What Does Research Say? [Premium]

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Best Early Dyslexia Screeners for Schools – Elementary [Premium]

With new legislation moving schools toward early identification of students with dyslexia, teachers, classrooms, and districts are having to decide on which screener would be best for identifying students “at-risk.”

For dyslexic students, presence of a reading gap has been detected as early as the first grade and early intervention is well-recognized to be beneficial. […]

By |July 12th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Assessment, dyslexia, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Best Early Dyslexia Screeners for Schools – Elementary [Premium]

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Individual Differences: How Do You Remember ? [Premium]

How do you remember what happened?  As depersonalized facts and happenings? Or detailed sensory scenes and experiences?

In one of the clearest demonstrations studies so far, researchers showed striking differences between how different people told them how they remembered and brain connectivity patterns.

The research is relevant to everyone, of course, whether parents, teachers, or team leaders.

From Science Daily,

“For […]

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Dyslexic Visionary Lord Richard Rogers [Premium]

“Richard Rogers’ late entry into the 4th Year was not successful. He has a genuine interest in and a feeling for architecture but surely lacks the intellectual equipment to translate these feelings into sound building. His designs will continue to suffer while his drawing is so bad, his method of work so chaotic and his […]

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Q & A: School Psychologist Asks: How Do I Identify Dyslexia? [Premium]

A School Psychologist asks: Q: How Do I Identify Dyslexia? You may be surprised to learn that psychologists may not know how to identify dyslexia in the school setting. You may be even more surprised to learn that a NASP consensus statement recommended school psychologists avoid the term “dyslexia” all together. Thankfully, not all school psychologists agree with […]

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By |June 27th, 2016|Categories: Assessment, Premium, Premium Content, Psychology, Testing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Q & A: School Psychologist Asks: How Do I Identify Dyslexia? [Premium]

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Unleash Dyslexic Writing with Dr. Nicole Swedberg [Premium]

In step-by-step fashion, learn how to unleash the dyslexic writing talent of students through Dr. Nicole Swedberg’s idea of Mini-Writes. The webinar is free for premium subscribers ($5 per month, cancel at any time). Dr. Nicole Swedberg has generously donated this 20-minute webinar on Teaching Writing to LD Kids as a fundraiser to support the […]

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By |June 16th, 2016|Categories: Dysgraphia, Dyslexic Advantages, Premium, Premium Content, Video, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Unleash Dyslexic Writing with Dr. Nicole Swedberg [Premium]

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Could Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Affect IQ Scores? [Premium]

From our Community:

Can Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Affect IQ Scores?

My son got officially diagnosed with both dyslexia and dysgraphia this week. I suspected he would come back with the diagnosis. What surprised me a bit were his IQ scores.

The scenario is a common one – one sibling is dyslexic while the other is not. The non-dyslexic […]

By |June 8th, 2016|Categories: Dysgraphia, dyslexia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Could Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Affect IQ Scores? [Premium]

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Executive Function: What Smart People Do Differently While Learning [Premium]

When researchers compared high IQ and average test subjects in a learning paradigm, the results were surprising.

In some areas high IQ individuals work less, as might be expected by the idea that higher IQ people have more efficient brains for learning tasks, but in other areas, high IQ brains were working harder.

When were high […]

By |June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Accommodations, Education, Learning, Memory, Premium, Premium Content, Social and Emotional, Teachers, Testing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Executive Function: What Smart People Do Differently While Learning [Premium]

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Dyslexia, Storyboarding, and Film Director Martin Scorsese [Premium]

“That’s the way it is with art. It’s not that you want to do it, it’s that you have to do it. You have no choice.” – Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese is an Academy award winning American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian with over 50 years in the movie industry, and he is dyslexic. […]

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By |June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Dyslexic Advantages, Film, Premium, Premium Content|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia, Storyboarding, and Film Director Martin Scorsese [Premium]

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Latest Research – Your Brain on Audiobooks [Premium]

 This is pretty cool research. When we listen to stories, we maybe transported to a different place and time, living in the heads of characters, and immersing ourselves in another world. What does that look like in our brains? We have a clearer answer now from brain researchers in the Netherlands, and besides seeing how […]

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The Astonishing Life of Dyslexic Ocean Explorer Robert Ballard [Premium]

“When I was a child, I wrote a letter to an oceanographic institution in California called Scripps (Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego). It was a Dear Santa Claus letter. “Dear Scripps, I want to be an oceanographer.” I’m sure I misspelled it, because I’m dyslexic. They gave me a scholarship. When I was 17, 56 years ago, […]

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Dyslexia in the General Classroom – YOU DECIDE : 2nd Grader and Reading [Premium]

YOU are a 2nd-grade teacher in a busy public school classroom. You just learned that Teddy, a student in your class has been tested and found to be dyslexic.  Teddy already gets pull-out instruction with multisensory learning to help him read. What can you do to help Teddy make more progress in reading? ************   […]

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