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Professional Assessment for Dyslexia [Premium]

Professional Assessment for Dyslexia [Premium]

…Tests: Phonological awareness, reading, writing, spelling, working memory Tests: FAR- Feifer Assessment of Reading, KBIT2 Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test 2nd Ed, TWS-5 Test of Written Spelling Costs: $$ Medium Accommodations Received: 2x time, option to dictate, audiobooks, one-to-one structured literacy instruction 5 days a week, homework accommodations, classroom accommodations TENNESSEE From a Parent: Lindsay Scott Beebe Germantown TN 38139 phone:…

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The Way of Resilient Readers: Vocabulary and Morphology [Premium]

The Way of Resilient Readers: Vocabulary and Morphology [Premium]

…to be plateauing with their reading abilities or have trouble making the leap to more academic texts. As tutors and trainers know, complete structured literacy programs include morphology; but it is also an imperfect world, and many students finally overcome the hurdles of decoding, may not master morphology – at least to the level of being able to use and…

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Schooling From Home, Can You Do It?

Schooling From Home, Can You Do It?

…FAMILY MEMBER BECOMING AN ORTON-GILLINGHAM TUTOR? As almost anyone in this field knows, some of the most talented tutors and curriculum creators in this field have a personal connection to dyslexia, whether it was their child, grandchild, niece, or nephew…and the field is much richer for it. If your student needs intensive remediation through a comprehensive structured literacy program, a…

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Math: Multiple Representations [Premium]

Math: Multiple Representations [Premium]

…used. That should be a caveat to us all. There is so much to learn with structured literacy and often very little training about how to use visual materials or manipulatives. If we hadn’t used these ourselves to learn, we may gravitate to the verbal parts of lessons and students who need this approaches will miss out. Research reviews of…

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Dyslexia: Beyond Decoding

Dyslexia: Beyond Decoding

If dyslexic students are struggling to decode words, a program of intensive structured literacy will help – but help with phonological awareness may not be sufficient to help them become fluent readers.   Why? Because reading fluency, or the ability to read with “speed, accuracy, and proper expression” is also influenced by other factors such as rapid naming. Recently researchers…

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Managing Information with Concept Maps [Premium]

Managing Information with Concept Maps [Premium]

…lend themselves to concept maps because there are many interactions and feedback loops.     Concept or mind maps can be helpful additions to structured literacy if they help students visualize patterns for decoding, spelling, or grammar. Presenting the information in a spatial way and having students make the maps themselves can increase the likelihood information will be remembered later….

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Supporting Young Dyslexics during the Pandemic

Supporting Young Dyslexics during the Pandemic

…they notice they are making improvements, it will get even easier to do. Avoid long sessions and work with a manageable incremental stepwise structured literacy curriculum. LISTEN TO YOUR STUDENT AND LISTEN TO YOURSELF Research from UCSF suggests that dyslexic students are more emotionally sensitive to other people and situations than their non-dyslexic peers. In the midst of the ongoing…

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Clever Ways To Practice Repeated Reading [Premium]

Clever Ways To Practice Repeated Reading [Premium]

…want to avoid reading all together. If there has to be repetition is there a way to make it less dreadful or unpleasant? As a reminder, reading fluency practice doesn’t take the place of structured literacy intervention; it’s only one aspect of reading instruction and particularly can help with students who are trying to make a smoother transition from choppy…

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Reading Fluency for College [Premium]

Reading Fluency for College [Premium]

…by a tutor re-assessing your reading abilities, then making recommendations for additional practice or remediation where you fall short. College level reading can be quite complex and the demands vary by subject. It’s possible to have completed a structured literacy course years ago, but need more help now with multisyllabic words, complex grammar, and challenging discourse that you are likely…

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Dyslexia and Mapping Out the Mind [Premium]

Dyslexia and Mapping Out the Mind [Premium]

…of these factors might explain why many successful structured literacy curricula have movements or activities involved with learning and why many students benefit from the use of manipulatives when learning math concepts.   WHAT IF STUDENTS DON’T SEEM TO HAVE SPATIAL STRENGTHS? It’s important to be aware that many of the spatial strengths associated with dyslexia may be somewhat late…

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Best Apps for Subject Knowledge [Premium]

Best Apps for Subject Knowledge [Premium]

…textbooks and structured literacy programs can be found on the site – so all you need is to find the deck and use it for your own practice. These are multisensory cards with pictures and audio, and an option to record for a Premium subscription ($3.99). A lot of practice can still be had on their free account. The cards…

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