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[PREMIUM] Troubleshooting Procrastination

[PREMIUM] Troubleshooting Procrastination

IS IT PROCRASTINATION OR TROUBLE KNOWING HOW TO BEGIN? Go Through This List to Get to the Starting Block! DO I HAVE WHAT I NEED TO BEGIN? This may be one of the most common reasons why young dyslexic writers don’t start. They’re not sure what the prompt is asking for or they don’t know […]

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[PREMIUM] Profiles in Courage: DYSLEXIA

[PREMIUM] Profiles in Courage: DYSLEXIA

Courage takes many forms, but if you are a member of this dyslexia community, chances are, you have it and have many times in your life when your courage was tested. Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines courage as the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. The childhoods for most […]

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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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Doing Math : Inchworms vs. Grasshoppers [Premium]

Doing Math : Inchworms vs. Grasshoppers [Premium]

‘If a child does not learn the way you teach then teach him the way he learns.’ Two American school teachers noticed that their students tended to prefer one of the two ways their teachers explained math. The inchworm style was part-to-whole, dutifully performing incremental step-by-step pencil work, following the solving of math problems more […]

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PODCASTS FOR PREMIUM SUBSCRIBERS (Not a member? Learn more HERE) Sample podcast: You must be logged into your Premium account to access the podcasts below. Do you know about using a Podcast RSS Feed? This may be the most convenient way for listening to Premium and Newsletter posts. Feedly is one popular free / premium […]

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Your Brain on Math Anxiety [Premium]

Your Brain on Math Anxiety [Premium]

This is your brain with math anxiety. In children as young as 7 years old, researchers found that activation in areas such as the amygdala and hippocampus were seen in children who had high math anxiety. The amydala and hippocampus are areas of the brain associated with fear condition and negative emotions. The children were […]

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What is Dyscalculia? – Fast Facts [Premium]

What is Dyscalculia? – Fast Facts [Premium]

“There is nothing in the IDEA that would prohibit the use of the terms dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia in IDEA evaluation, eligibility determinations, or IEP documents.” – Michael Yudin, Department of Education “Dyscalculia is not assessed in our schools.”  – school professional Fast Facts about Dyscalculia What Is Dyscalculia?   Dyscalculia is usually defined as a […]

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[PREMIUM] Letting Go

[PREMIUM] Letting Go

It’s a rare person who can survive the early school years of dyslexia without some trauma. As a result, even young children have to find some way to let go of thoughtless comments, bullying, and worse. Some students starting the school year will be fighting symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder because their experiences were […]

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[PREMIUM] Tips for Listening in Foreign Language Classrooms

[PREMIUM] Tips for Listening in Foreign Language Classrooms

Although for some dyslexic students the listening component of foreign language classes is an area of strength, many have significant challenges that teachers should be aware of in order to have a successful year. MULTISENSORY AND EXPLICIT INSTRUCTION TO HELP WITH AUDITORY DISCRIMINATION Dyslexic students can have significant challenges in the auditory discrimination of quick […]

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[PREMIUM] Letter for Teachers

[PREMIUM] Letter for Teachers

As the school year starts, it’s time to open up the word processing program and get to work on a letter for your student’s teachers. Letters should be customized for the particular class, subject, grade, and student’s needs. Here’s a nice example from Trish: “You have our son, *** in your second period AP Lang […]

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[PREMIUM] What is Dyslexia? – Fast Facts for Teachers

[PREMIUM] What is Dyslexia? – Fast Facts for Teachers

THE MOST COMMON LEARNING DIFFERENCE Dyslexia is the most common learning difference, seen in up to 15-20% of the population. Dyslexia tends to run in families, but it can vary a great deal from family member to family member. IT’S NOT JUST READING Reading challenges are a central feature of dyslexia, but dyslexia-related brain differences […]

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