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Teaching Bilingual ELL Students with Dyslexia in the General Classroom [Premium]

 Almost 1 out of every 10 students in  public school classrooms are English Language Learners (ELLs). Because dyslexia is also common throughout the world (10-15%), some ELL students are dyslexic. For ELLs, identifying dyslexia can be a complicated process, sorting out the effects of language exposure, bilingualism (or multilingualism), and vocabulary in the 2nd language. […]

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How They Did It: Dyslexia, Gifted Ed, and SAT and ACT Accommodations [Premium]

Today I had a chance to catch up with a member of our Dyslexic Advantage community who had just heard the great news that her 17 year old son had been granted accommodations for both the SAT and ACT, including the calculator-free section of the new SAT.

This family navigated several difficult transitions: private school […]

Dyslexic MIND Issue 7 – Dyslexic Advantage Premium

 It’s HERE!

The Dyslexic MIND Issue has exclusive articles, videos, and a webinar this month for Premium Members. Not a member? Go HERE.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Dyslexic MINDS Wired for Innovation
Exclusive Webinar – Unleash Writing with Dr. Nicole Swedberg
Ocean Explorer Robert Ballard
Dyslexia and IQ – What You Need to Know
Executive Function
Dyslexia and College Videos
Could Dyslexia and Dysgraphia […]

Thanks Moms – Happy Mother’s Day to All of You!

You know who you are – you’re the tireless supporter, the homework helper, positive psychologist, healer, cook, coach, career woman, event planner, social coordinator, facilities manager, and CEO. So many of the accomplished people with dyslexia that we talk about on this blog tell us that their mom believed in them before they believed […]

New Education Secretary Answers Dyslexia Questions in Congress

Newly minted Department of Education Secretary John King answered questions about Dyslexia with Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) at Capitol Hill. King states that states and school districts must ensure at the IEP level that the educational needs of dyslexic students are being specifically met. He mentions Orton-Gillingham and Wilson method specifically by name.

Hopefully this is […]

Response to Intervention RTI Hurts Students with Dyslexia

RTI or Response To Intervention is currently the dominant approach to reading instruction in public schools across the United States (over 70% of school districts), but in a just-released progress report funded by the Department of Education from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), there’s a big problem…it doesn’t work.

RTI was supported by vocal […]

Dyslexia in 5 Minutes for Teachers [Premium]

 Watch this 5 minute video for teachers that covers dyslexia, its incidence, the intelligence of students, the discrepancy between fund of knowledge and ease of expression, why reading is hard for dyslexic students, the importance of multisensory learning, assistive technology, writing and spelling, memory and working memory, and math / dyscalculia.

66 Positive Things to Say To Your Child – Love This

Read and Say!  Great list of positive things to say to your child – dyslexic or not!

Thanks Pop Sugar.

For those who read by text to speech:

I’m grateful for you.
You make me proud.
Your words are meaningful.
You have great ideas.
I love being your parent.
You don’t have to be perfect to be great.
Your opinions matter.
You are important.
You […]

Young Dyslexic Entrepreneur Donates to Dyslexia After Huge Success

Kudos to amazing young dyslexic entrepreneur Max Ash who came up with an idea of sports-themed cups and bowls that could be created with the help of a 3D printer when he was just 8 years old. By the time he was the grand old age of 11 years, he had already won a Babson […]

Dyslexia and Rocket Scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

“What I discovered is, I’m quite good at science…” – Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Maggie is a wonderful role model for where curiosity and passion can take a person.

” Aderin-Pocock’s interest in space began with The Clangers, the children’s show about those funny pink creatures who live on another planet. We sit in the dining room of her […]