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How to Respond to Negative Self-talk

From Imperfect Families:
Empathize: Put yourself in their shoes and try to understand what they may be feeling. “That writing assignment’s pretty challenging, eh?”

Rewrite the script: Instead of “Writing is hard. I’m stupid,” your child could say, “I’m working hard on writing” or “Making mistakes is part of learning.” Or even, “Mom, I’m so frustrated […]

[PREMIUM] Dyslexia: The Twenty-Something Years

“These are the years when it will be easiest to start the lives we want. And no matter what we do, the twenties are an inflection point- the great reorganization – a time when the experiences we have disproportionately influence the adult lives we will lead.” –  Meg Jay, author of The Defining Decade “Life for […]

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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 […]

Dyslexic Advantage Premium Magazine Issue 12

Dyslexic Advantage Premium Issue 12 Dyslexia: The TWenty-Something Years How I Got My Job: Non-Profit Executive Director Research: Effect of Classroom Culture on Reading Performance Bridging the Gap: Reading Long Words Dyslexia: Sequential vs. Spatial Teaching Geography, Earth, Ocean, and climate Science to Dyslexic STudents Memory: Why Drill Can Kill and What to Do Instead […]

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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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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 […]

Dyslexia = Grit

A Penn Professor’s book is currently winging its way around the Internet: Grit – the Power of Passion and Perseverance – with its talented author Angela Duckworth making the rounds around popular media outlets.

With interest, I looked clicked on a link to a popular post where Dr. Duckworth was giving her Hard Thing Rules advice to […]

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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Help Wanted – Socio-Emotional Questionnaire for Reading and Dyslexia

Lets all help Fumiko Hoeft (and her colleague Stephanie Haft) a at UCSF with this Socio-Emotional Questionnaire for Reading and Dyslexia

20 Minute Survey!

* Typical or Dyslexic reader, young or old, we welcome all who can participate!
* All responses are anonymous. Contact Stephanie.Haft@ucsf.edu with any questions.
* TO PARTICIPATE: Click HERE or copy and paste this link […]

Dyslexia – How to Thrive

“Self-esteem is not an internal quality fed by easy success and diminished by failure. It is a positive way of experiencing yourself when you are fully engaged and are using your ability to the utmost in pursuit of something of value.” – Dr. Carol Dweck, Stanford University, Mindfulness

“…to do poorly in school is evidence […]

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 […]

Ignite the Change – Dyslexia – Call to Action

 It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires in the minds of men. — Samuel Adams

The last few months have seen tremendous progress in Dyslexia-Specific Legislation, but of course we need much more. We are grateful to Earl Oremus for his impassioned support of Dyslexic Advantage’s […]

Too Much Homework for Dyslexic Students

In one of the largest surveys of  Dyslexic school children across the United States to date (Dyslexia at School Survey, Dyslexic Advantage), an overwhelming majority (76%) reported that their public school students were routinely assigned work they couldn’t possibly complete.  1/2 of these students are in elementary school.

Nearly 500 survey respondents provided additional details:

“It […]

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 […]

Leadership Skills of Dyslexic Entrepreneurs

 

“A better understanding is needed about how dyslexia affects adults in the workplace so that the organisations for which they work can help them to reach their full potential for mutual benefit. ”

Professor Julie Logan shares new research about successful entrepreneurs who are dyslexic. Several common patterns were noted:

enjoyment working in teams
communicate vision by […]

Dyslexic Advantage Premium Magazine February 2016 is Out!

Feb 2016 Premium Magazine Highlights:

Secrets of Serial Dyslexic Entrepreneurs – MIND Strengths, Super Writing Strategies (Elaboration), Phonics and Auditory Processing (free teacher resources and videos), Research: Hearing Simulation, Seeing But Not Hearing, Interview with the College Board (extended time, reading options, 2016 ADA Guidelines, appeals, math, gifted homeschool), Dyscalculia Fast Facts, This is Your […]