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[PREMIUM] Dyslexia and Firefighting

In some fire stations where members are outspoken about their dyslexia, an over-representation of dyslexia has been noted. Why is this? Firefighting is a intensely active profession where strengths of situational awareness, dynamic spatial problem solving, and teamwork all come together. Firefighting especially demands M-strengths (material reasoning), I-strengths (interconnected reasoning), and D-strengths (dynamic reasoning). In […]
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Q: Can I Get an Online Test for Dyslexia?

A: The short answer is no, at least for comprehensive testing.
There are online checklists and screening tools and even testers who will meet with you virtually, but comprehensive testing for dyslexia that would be accepted by most standardized testing organizations like the College Board, ACT, or Licensing examinations, usually consists of in-person tests that […]

Multimedia Learning Best for Dyslexics But How to Introduce Audio?

“To optimize learning, it is more efficient to provide children with dyslexia with extra audio.”
In a recent multimedia learning test of 11 year olds and typically-reading peers, dyslexic students were found to learn most efficiently if they were provided with text + audio or audio only, rather than text-only. How often is this […]

SELF-ADVOCACY: Common Accommodations and Modifications

KNOW! One of the first steps in advocacy is knowing which accommodations and / or modifications are necessary. Here’s a nice list from the state of CT.

ASK!
There’s a reason this article is filed under “Self-Advocacy”. Students should be aware that they are unlikely to get an appropriate education if they don’t ASK.

It comes easier […]

Could it be GRAMMAR?

Hidden grammar difficulties can be common reason why older students with dyslexia hit a plateau with reading, writing, and even testing. The problem is so subtle at times that many difficulties may be missed for years if not for their entire academic careers.

One of the reasons that the problem is difficult to detect is […]