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DIFFERING OPINIONS: Dyslexic or Person with Dyslexia?

If you’re not aware, there are new voices calling for changes in how we refer to individuals in groups such as ours. In the 1980’s, various advocacy groups called for changes in how we refer to people in order to avoid stigmatizing or dehumanizing people. For instance, people suggested referring to a person who […]

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Q: I am an Language Arts Teacher. How Should I Give Feedback About Spelling for Dyslexic Students?

Great question. The degree of accommodations and or modifications should be individualized.

SPELLCHECK Severely dyslexic students may need to dictate written work or keyboard work using spelling check. One favorite teacher of ours told us that she had a breakthrough with a student of hers when she allowed him to take spelling tests with spellcheck! […]

[PREMIUM] Encouraging Reluctant Talkers

Although we’ve spoken about verbally-gifted dyslexics, there are also many who find speaking a challenge. HOW CAN RELUCTANT TALKERS BE ENCOURAGED TO TALK? AT HOME: Create a positive no-stress environment for talking and don’t worry about filling in gaps if and when they occur. There can be a wide variety of reasons why dyslexic children […]
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Auditory and Motion Processing in Dyslexia with a Twist

Although there is now a substantial research literature documenting the presence of auditory and motion processing differences among children and adults with dyslexia, for the first time that we know of, a research group is studying whether these differences can function as a non-reading test of dyslexia.

From Horizon magazine:

“Dr Bourguignon and his colleagues want […]

International Schools (Outside the US) with Support for Students with Learning Differences – State Department List

 

Download pdf HERE.

Jay, a member of our community – shared this US State Department  list of schools outside the US providing support for students with learning differences.

Thanks Jay!

How a Young Dyslexic Entrepreneur Launched a $2 Million Business

 

When Henry’s 4th grade teacher announced a trading post project where students would have to come up with an idea to sell, Henry decided to make buttons instead of baking cookies or cupcakes which were the most commonly chosen products. With buttons like “I like Minecraft” or “Fall City Elementary”, Henry quickly sold his […]

[PREMIUM] Troubleshooting Procrastination

IS IT PROCRASTINATION OR TROUBLE KNOWING HOW TO BEGIN? Go Through This List to Get to the Starting Block! DO I HAVE WHAT I NEED TO BEGIN? This may be one of the most common reasons why young dyslexic writers don’t start. They’re not sure what the prompt is asking for or they don’t know […]
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