[PREMIUM] Becoming More Resilent

[PREMIUM] Becoming More Resilent

In one recent study of gifted students with LDs, the most common characteristic was FRUSTRATION. Gifted dyslexics and dyslexic students in general are more frustrated than lower IQ peers with low reading achievement and it is easy to see why. Despite high intelligence and creativity, they may have little opportunity to showcase their strengths and […]

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Executive Function: What Smart People Do Differently While Learning [Premium]

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 […]

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[PREMIUM] Multisensory Masters

Often when the term “multisensory” is used when talking about dyslexia, math manipulatives or Orton-GIllingham curricula are what come to mind. But multisensory is much more than its association with education. Multisensory abilities and talents account for many super powers that dyslexic people use in their every day success. Strong multisensory learners may learn well […]

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The Remediated Student – WHAT TO EXPECT [PREMIUM]

The Remediated Student – WHAT TO EXPECT [PREMIUM]

For the overwhelming majority of dyslexics, early intervention helps with the decoding step of reading. Usually 2-3 months of intervention is enough to see a measurable  difference, and at least in our experience, 1-3 years to bring most children from failing their grade to being able to keep up in diverse subjects at grade-level with appropriate […]

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Moving to learn:  The UPSIDE to Fidgeting [Premium]

Moving to learn: The UPSIDE to Fidgeting [Premium]

Researchers from Florida presented visually dramatic evidence of the difference in ADHD student hyperactivity dependng on the task at hand. 52 boys ages 8 to 12 were studied. 32 had ADHD and 30 served as controls. 44% of ADHD students had been prescribed stimulant medication, and these students had medicines held for at least 24 […]

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Dyslexia-FRIENDLY Foreign language Instruction [PREMIUM]

Dyslexia-FRIENDLY Foreign language Instruction [PREMIUM]

Because dyslexia has significant challenges that make foreign language learning difficult (e.g. impaired phonemic awareness, limitations on auditory verbal working memory, weak rule-based memory and syntax, etc.), many students request and are granted foreign language waivers. That being said, there are many students who can do well at foreign language learning, and alternative classrooms should […]

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

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

TRICKY WORDS:WHEN SIGHTS AND SOUNDS DON’T MATCHSpotlight: Inflectional Suffixes 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 […]

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Why a NICHE is Important [PREMIUM]

Why a NICHE is Important [PREMIUM]

In Michael McNulty’s clinical research looking at the life stories of dyslexic adults, one thing became clear – finding a niche in adolescence or young adulthood had the dramatic potential to improve the course of people’s lives. Here (in abbreviated form) are some of the subjects of his life study. Tommy (38 yo highly successful […]

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