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The Fight over Rote Math

 If you think you’ve been hearing conflicting information about rote math in the news or from schools, you’re absolutely right. The fight is spilling over into educational policy makers and makers of standardized tests such as the College Board. For dyslexic and dyscalculic students the risk is of being caught in the middle.

This past […]

Surviving Parent Teacher Conferences [Premium]

Parent-Teaching Conferences can be stressful for both parents and teachers. Keep your eye on the big picture, think strategically, and work toward a positive year for your student in the classroom. Often the amount of time you have with the teacher is quite short because of the total number of students involved. As a result, plan […]

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By |October 31st, 2016|Categories: Accommodations, Advocacy, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, dyslexia, ELLs, Learning, Modifications, Parents, Premium, Premium Content, Teaching, Technology|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Surviving Parent Teacher Conferences [Premium]

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Tips for Supporting a Student with Dyscalculia – Steve Chinn

Thanks Steve Chinn of Maths Explained for this post.

Steve also has several books with practical strategies to help with math and dyscalculia. There’s The Trouble with Maths and an eagerly awaited Mathematics for Dyslexics and Dyscalculics – 4th Edition which is now available on pre-order! Thanks, Steve!

Tip 1. Watch and listen.

Tip 2. Be empathetic (especially […]

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 […]

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Teacher and Me – Free Deal – Join Premium

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, Dyslexic Advantage is proud to gift a 1 Year subscription of Dyslexic Advantage Premium magazine for any new 1 Year Dyslexic Advantage Premium Magazine subscriber.

What are you waiting for?  It’s just $5 per month. Sign up for Premium HERE.

After purchase, please contact us at: team “at” dyslexicadvantage.org to let […]

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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 […]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Categories: 504, Accommodations, Education, IEP, Language Arts, MIND strengths, Reading, Teachers, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How to Help a Dyslexic Student in a General Education Classroom – Part I

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Shakespeare and Dyslexia – Making Words Physical [Premium]

Today is National Shakespeare Day, and dyslexia and Shakespeare have been on our minds. We recently mentioned that Lloyd Everitt (yes, he’s dyslexic) is the youngest actor to play Othello at Shakespeare’s own Globe Theater. But we’ve also been thinking about Shakespeare recently because, on our trip down to California, we had the pleasure of […]

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UNESCO – MGIEP and Dyslexic Advantage – New Education About Dyslexia for the World

 How nice! – Dyslexic Advantage has been asked by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Development Organization – Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development to speak to the teachers gathering for a “Difference Learning” workshop in New Delhi in April. The workshop will include teachers from 980 government schools […]

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Your Brain on Math Anxiety

This is your brain with math anxiety.

In children as young as 7 years old, researchers found that activation in areas such as the amygdala and hippocampus were seen in children who had high math anxiety. The amydala and hippocampus are areas of the brain associated with fear condition and negative emotions.

The children were given […]

By |February 20th, 2016|Categories: Dyscalculia, Education, Math, Premium, Premium Content, School, Teachers|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Your Brain on Math Anxiety

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What Every Teacher Should Know – The Answer Might Surprise You

At this year’s Dyslexic Advantage Conference on Dyslexia and Innovation*, we had the pleasure of talking with Bill Mankins, an expert in military intelligence. That weekend we asked everyone what advice they would give to teachers, and Bill expressed his point especially well:

Bill has his own remarkable story about his career in military intelligence which we’ll […]

Dyslexia and Talented Spoken Layer Entrepreneur Will Mayo

“Being someone that has the dyslexia point-of-view, you’re not taking the normal highway, you’re taking the back roads. You tend to see a lot more and learn a lot more taking the back roads.” – Will Mayo, CEO of Spoken Layer

Dyslexic Advantage had a great opportunity to meet Will Mayo at our Conference on Dyslexia […]

3 Technology Must-Do’s for Dyslexia at School

From a recent article: “My teachers won’t let me take a photo of the Whiteboard…(are you serious?)” and the post has been shared over 1000 times. Yes, this is common. Yes this shouldn’t happen to students with dyslexia or dysgraphia.

We are still gathering data from our Dyslexia at School Study (if you haven’t taken it, […]

Dyslexia | Free Reading Comprehension Resources

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 […]

Dyslexia in America

Thanks to Matthew Badger and our friends at Lily, Sarah, Grace for this new video entitled American Dyslexia.

“Then the case manager goes, ‘That’s a medical issue. And then you’re sitting there as a parent…I’m in a Bugs Bunny cartoon…”
For more, please read The Problem with Schools Not Identifying Dyslexia.

It’s important that the greater dyslexia community […]

Fixing Weaknesses Or Building Strengths–Part I: Overview

The results of our survey are in, and there’s lots to share! This post will be an overview.

Let us start by saying, “Thank you!” All told you provided over 900 responses in under 2 days! With this kind of involvement we can truly do great things together in crowdsourcing dyslexia!

In this post, we’ll give an overview […]

By |April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Advocacy, Being Dyslexic, Teachers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fixing Weaknesses Or Building Strengths–Part I: Overview

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What If ‘Dyslexia’ Meant ‘Smart’?

We’ve been talking about stories, so here’s the story of a friend. It illustrates perfectly some of the challenges dyslexic people face in the current educational system. It also shows the huge impact our view of ‘dyslexia’ can have on how we see other people.

Our friend was highly verbal and curious as a child, so her […]