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[PREMIUM] Reading and Spelling: When Sights and Sounds Don’t Match

Because many dyslexic students don’t have a visual imprint of words, there are common spelling or pronunciation errors that occur when word endings seem to vary. In most cases, being explicitly taught the different patterns can reduce a great deal of distress later. The technical term “inflectional suffixes” refers to word endings that change a […]
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[PREMIUM] The Back Story of Dolch and Fry Word Lists

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STRATEGIES FOR THE MOST COMMON SPELLING MISTAKES: THE SCHWA [Premium]

Once you learn how to recognize the ‘schwa’, you’ll start recognizing them everywhere! In linguistics, the schwa sound is represented by an upside-down ‘e’ and the mouth position is alot like the ‘uh’ sound in ‘butter’. It contributes to lots of misspellings in dyslexic students (and actually non-dyslexic students too) so recognizing the patterns can […]
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DROPPING OUT BECAUSE OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE [Premium]

At Harvard University in the 1970’s, a clinical psychologst made a startling discovery. Intending on studying the emotional problems that caused students at one of the world’s elite universities to drop out of school to drop out, he found out instead that the most common reason students dropped out of their degree programs was that […]
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Dyslexic Advantage Premium Magazine Issue 12 [Premium]

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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Bridging the Gap to Reading Long Words [Premium]

 In our last post, we wrote about the 3rd grade gap or wall. Dyslexic students typically get through the hard slog of phonemic awareness and then parents and teachers breathe a sigh of relief. Many times, the extra work fades away and students are integrated back into their usual classroom routine. All seems well, but […]
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