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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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Dyslexia and Firefighting [PREMIUM]

Dyslexia and Firefighting [PREMIUM]

In some fire stations where members are outspoken about their dyslexia, an over-representation of dyslexia has been noted. Why is this? Firefighting is a intensely active profession where strengths of situational awareness, dynamic spatial problem solving, and teamwork all come together. Firefighting especially demands M-strengths (material reasoning), I-strengths (interconnected reasoning), and D-strengths (dynamic reasoning). In […]

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[PREMIUM] Resources for Auditory Processing and ELLS

[PREMIUM] Resources for Auditory Processing and ELLS

Pronunciation errors are often a clue that the sounds for certain words aren’t being processed accurately. Middle sounds and certain blends may be especially challenging to hear. Students who don’t hear the sounds correctly are less likely to be accurately filing different sounds associated with words, leading to inaccurate reading aloud and problematic spelling. Many […]

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Could it be GRAMMAR? [Premium]

Could it be GRAMMAR? [Premium]

Hidden grammar difficulties can be common reason why older students with dyslexia hit a plateau with reading, writing, and even testing. The problem is so subtle at times that many difficulties may be missed for years if not for their entire academic careers. One of the reasons that the problem is difficult to detect is […]

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[PREMIUM] Dyslexia and Job Interviews

[PREMIUM] Dyslexia and Job Interviews

Here are some quick tips to consider if you’re on the job hunting trail. Job interviews can be pretty stressful, so prepare (actually, over-prepare) to help the process go as smoothly as possible. 1. Research the Company or Business – Do your homework: use official channels (the company’s website) as well as unofficial channels (former […]

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Dyslexia-friendly Technology [Premium]

Dyslexia-friendly Technology [Premium]

Because technology IS such a game changer for everyone – especially dyslexics of all ages – it’s important to be aware of the pros and cons, possibilities as well as limits, and ways in which apps, assistive technology, and gadgets can make school and workplaces better fits for dyslexics of all ages. USE IT If […]

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