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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 […]

[PREMIUM] Dyslexia and Job Interviews

Here are some quick tips to consider if you’re on the job hunting trail. Job interviews can be pretty stressful, so prepare (actually, over-prepare) to help the process go as smoothly as possible. 1. Research the Company or Business – Do your homework: use official channels (the company’s website) as well as unofficial channels (former […]
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JACE NORMAN, aka Henry Danger, Talks Dyslexia

Jace Norman is an entrepreneur and star of Nickolodeon’s Henry Danger who has added his name to the list of celebrities who embrace their dyslexic advantage and are taking their message to the world. Jace recently won the Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Male TV Star of 2018 (he also won in 2017).

Jace began […]

Mind Mapping for Dyslexic Teens

“For many years, I have been homeschooling with my (stealth) dyslexic son, who is now 17. Because of his profile and interests, very few standard approaches have worked, including things like Orton-Gillingham, and speech to text. We have had to make a lot up, and be flexible along our learning journey.

We recently completed Mindmap […]