What’s the Most Stressful Time for Dyslexic Students?

 

ANSWER: Grades 3-5 in Elementary School.

If we know this, are we doing everything we can to help students emotionally and socially in these grades?

There are many pressures that converge on the 3-5th grade (see The 3rd Grade Wall), and developmentally, it is a time when children are trying to develop competencies. It is also a […]

Effect of Strength-Based Coping on Children’s Stress and Coping

From Australia:

“Strength-based parenting is an approach where parents deliberately identify and cultivate positive states, processes and qualities in their children,” Professor Waters said. “This style of parenting adds a ‘positive filter’ to the way a child reacts to stress. It also limits the likelihood of children using avoidance or aggressive coping responses.”

Stress typically arises […]

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Research: Classroom Culture Matters – Effects on Reading Performance [Premium]

In the latest issue of the Journal of Learning Disabilities, researchers from Harvard and Greece found that classroom culture, and in particular LD students’ perceptions of their classrooms motivational framework had sudden, significant, and unpredictable effects on reading performance and students’ emotional state. From the authors: “The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the […]

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By |November 5th, 2016|Categories: Education, Language Arts, Premium, Premium Content, Psychology, School, Social and Emotional, Teachers, Teaching|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Research: Classroom Culture Matters – Effects on Reading Performance [Premium]

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Dyslexic Advantage Premium – Issue 11 Organizing Creativity

 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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I Saw Myself All Wrong

Nice post by Elizabeth Lee Snell on Additude.

Excerpt: “At eight, I didn’t know what dyslexia was. All I knew was that it had left me desperately hooked on phonics while the rest of my friends had platinum memberships in the Troll Book Club. My teachers were shocked at my diagnosis, because I had perfected the art […]

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Dyslexic Advantage Premium Magazine Issue 5

It’s HERE!

How to Thrive – What’s the Research Say?
Dyslexia, ADHD, and Giftedness
Doing Math – Approaches for Inchworms and Grasshoppers
Strategies for RTI and Dyslexia
Music & Dyslexia
Summer -Great Ideas
Dyslexia and Speech –  Interventions for Different Ages
Dyslexia for Teachers in 5 Minutes
Modifying and Accommodating Tests for Dyslexic Students
Decoding Strategies for Identifying Words You Don’t Know

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By |May 5th, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Math, Music, Research, RTI, Social and Emotional, Teachers|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexic Advantage Premium Magazine Issue 5

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How to Become More Resilient

“Do you conceptualize an event as traumatic, or as an opportunity to learn and grow?…”

Resilience is a topic that’s one of our favorites because although people may temperamentally vary in how much they have of it, science shows that it is trainable, it helps people through difficult life challenges, and generally helps everyone lead […]

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The Wisdom of Pooh and Dyslexia

“You are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne

Winnie the Pooh’s advice is smarter than we may think when it comes to encouraging young readers. What’s better than reading intervention and working memory training?  Reading intervention and working memory + education about intelligence.

If students […]

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 […]

5 Tips for Resilience and Dyslexia

Dyslexia and Resilience: The word resilience comes from the Latin word resilere, meaning to rebound. The first known use of the word resilience was when a person wanted to refer to a type of wood that would carry sudden and severe loads without break. Well, that’s exactly what we want to encourage in our […]

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Goldie Hawn and her Dyslexia – Throwback Thursday

Goldie and Her Dyslexia: “School was difficult for me. However, I was a happy child, so I always signed my papers, ‘Love, Goldie.’ ” – Goldie Hawn, Academy Award-Winning Actress, Film Director and Producer, and Founder of the Hawn Foundation

Today’s Throwback Thursday is Goldie Hawn, who some of us will remember go her start […]

By |June 18th, 2015|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Dyslexic Advantages|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Goldie Hawn and her Dyslexia – Throwback Thursday

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Dyslexic Toy Inventor Howard Wexler – Webinar Dec 9th

“Don’t discourage them. That’s the Most Important Thing.” – Howard Wexler, prolific toy inventor (e.g. Connect Four), educational psychologist, philanthropist.

Howard has the dyslexic strength profile that will be familiar to many of you – tons of ideas, playfulness, and love of games (dyslexic advantages!), but also a pioneer in the field of early educational toys for […]

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