Dyslexia Assessments Issue is Out! – Dyslexic Advantage Premium Issue #15 [Premium]

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
Choosing Tests
Processing Speed and Writing
How to Test & Grade the Dyslexia-Friendly Way
Gifted with ADD
Teaching Algebra with […]

A CHAT WITH MATH AND VISUALIZATION EXPERT JENNIFER PLOSZ

Today, I had a great conversation with Jennifer Plosz, a math teacher currently at the University of Calgary School of Education who is also a talented visualization expert and is dyslexic.

She had recently been in touch with Dr. Manuel Casanova, the neuropathologist who made the interesting discovery that the minicolumn organization in the brain […]

Understanding Processing Speed and Dyslexia

When families come together to discuss test scores, no group of scores surprises them as much as “Processing Speed.”

Processing Speed scores on psychometric exams might mean Coding and Symbol Search scores on the WISC intelligence exams or Visual Matching and Paired Cancellation on the Woodcock Johnson.

Processing Speed scores on these subtests are typically lower […]

How to Help a Dyslexic Student in a General Education Classroom – Part I

From the Connecticut Longitudinal Study, up to 1 in 6 students are dyslexic, but only a minority of these students will be found in special education classrooms. What does this mean for regular classroom teachers?

1. Get Basic Facts about Dyslexia – Dyslexic students ARE in your classroom, although you may not have identified them and […]

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Test Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia Under the ADA – DOJ Statement

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 […]

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Too Much Homework for Dyslexic Students

In one of the largest surveys of  Dyslexic school children across the United States to date (Dyslexia at School Survey, Dyslexic Advantage), an overwhelming majority (76%) reported that their public school students were routinely assigned work they couldn’t possibly complete.  1/2 of these students are in elementary school.

Nearly 500 survey respondents provided additional details:

“It […]

Teaching Math – No Need for Speed

Math Teaching: What do teachers need to know about teaching math? Strategy over speed, and math thinking over rote memorization. Check out Stanford professor Dr Jo Boaler tips from her new article, Speed and Time Pressure Block Working Memory.

“I was always deeply uncertain about my own intellectual capacity; I thought I was unintelligent. And it […]

Dyslexia Accommodations | First Days of School – What to Say

At the start of every term, students all over the world have to get  ready for the spiel they need to say to their teachers in order to get accommodations in place.

It seems especially tough to expect elementary school students to do the talking, but if a parent or friend help coaches, it can be  a positive experience […]

How We Did It: Double Time Accommodations for Dysgraphia and Dyslexia [Premium]

It’s not easy. If you’re a student who requires double-time accommodations, be prepared for life-long advocacy in the educational system.

Several factors may contribute to the need of double-time accommodations.  For dyslexic students, writing can take more than twice as long as age peers because of weak letter writing automaticity (fingers cannot automatize the formation of letters), trouble […]