White Noise Improves Reading Skills and Memory in Reading Disabilities [Premium]

White Noise Improves Reading Skills and Memory in Reading Disabilities [Premium]

Some of you may remember research in the past that showed that individuals with dyslexia have more difficulty screening out background noise (discussed in the news HERE). Students or adults with this difficulty can usually request quiet area for work or test-taking under the ADA or Americans for Disabilities Act.   Now another research group […]

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Learning with Dr. Sara Renzulli [Premium]

Learning with Dr. Sara Renzulli [Premium]

“I was identified as dyslexic and having ADHD in the fifth grade. I struggled quite a bit academically…” — Sara Renzulli, PhD, Visiting Professor, U Conn     Recently I had the pleasure of talking to Dr. Sara Renzulli, a teacher in the Counselor Education department at the University of Connecticut, and daughter of illustrious […]

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The Writing Process From a University Tutor [Premium]

The Writing Process From a University Tutor [Premium]

I recently came across a helpful account from a university-based tutor who worked with a fellow college student at Reed. There are many points that are helpful to consider if you are working with a student in the area of writing. For some, writing is the most frustrating task they are likely to encounter in […]

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Covid College: What About Fall Semester? [Premium]

Covid College: What About Fall Semester? [Premium]

The outlook for the fall semester remains unpredictable. What does it mean for this community? The situation about the pandemic remains very fluid as does the state of public and private schools at all levels, therefore complex and individualized decisions are being made at homes all across the country. Many colleges and universities, secondary schools, […]

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READING FLUENCY:  Phrase Cueing [Premium]

READING FLUENCY: Phrase Cueing [Premium]

Once students have made significant progress with single word decoding, reading fluency practice can be rolled into reading practice with phrase cueing. HERE is a nice review of reading fluency approaches that includes a discussion of phrased reading. Phrase scooping or cueing involved the drawing of scoops underneath groups of words that go together in […]

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[PREMIUM] Gifted with ADHD: How We Asked for Extended Time & a Better Schedule

[PREMIUM] Gifted with ADHD: How We Asked for Extended Time & a Better Schedule

The road to advocacy has many twists and turns so if your student has moderate to severe difficulties with processing speed, be prepared to be nimble and responsive to challenges that arise. In our previous newsletter, we mentioned some of the advocacy that Laura and her son John took on his path as a 2E […]

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