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The Belief of Fathers

This post is for all those great fathers who never lost sight of the young men or women their children could become.

Here’s a story from the past – some of the experiences will sound familiar:

“Several of my uncles and aunts had tried to teach me to read, and because they could not, and because […]

Breaking the Cycle of Shame

“How do you not to feel stupid when everyone else is learning something that you can’t grasp at the same pace? The shame of not being able to read out loud without stuttering or misspelling something on the blackboard in front of the class was almost unbearable. The fear of being called on by […]

Response to Intervention RTI Hurts Students with Dyslexia

RTI or Response To Intervention is currently the dominant approach to reading instruction in public schools across the United States (over 70% of school districts), but in a just-released progress report funded by the Department of Education from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), there’s a big problem…it doesn’t work.

RTI was supported by vocal […]

SELF-ADVOCACY: Common Accommodations and Modifications

KNOW! One of the first steps in advocacy is knowing which accommodations and or modifications you need.
ASK!
 

 

 

Here’s a nice list from the state of CT.

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 for some […]

How to Help With the Social and Emotional Side of Dyslexia

Dr. Michael Ryan is a Michigan Clinical Psychologist who developed one of the first clinical programs for LD students at Colorado State University and he spoke at our first Dyslexic Advantage conference.

From his writing at LDOnline and the IDA:
How can parents and teachers help with the social and emotional side of dyslexia?
During the past […]

HOW TO READ A WORDLESS PICTURE BOOK

With so much focus on reading for children with dyslexia, the choice of a wordless picture book might seem to be unusual, but it shouldn’t be. Dyslexic children should be exposed to wordless picture books at an early age, and also be encouraged to continue read them even when they are older. In many […]

Positive Affirmations [Premium]

A dyslexic woman and successful tech entrepreneur was interviewed and asked what helped her overcome ‘the odds.’ Here’s what she said:

“Affirmations…I literally told myself the naysayers were wrong about me. I told myself exactly what I needed to hear, every single day, to move my life forward.”

Here are some of the affirmations on her […]

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