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Non-Linear: The Path to Life Success [PREMIUM]

Non-Linear: The Path to Life Success [PREMIUM]

From our experience, nonlinear development is more often a rule than an exception when it comes to dyslexic kids growing up. As a result, parents, teachers, tutors, and guidance counselors should avoid making predictions about ‘tracks’ that students should be on (or potential) because it’s likely that they’ll be wrong. In Margaret Rawson’s remarkable Dyslexia […]

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[PREMIUM] Forgetting Can Make You Smarter

[PREMIUM] Forgetting Can Make You Smarter

In a viral video shared on our Facebook feed, Truth Theory shared the gist of a recent research report in the prestigious journal Neuron. There may be good reason why researchers’ new understanding of memory might make sense for many dyslexic people and why it may explain the perplexing memory challenges that many dyslexic students […]

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[PREMIUM] Realistic Confidence

[PREMIUM] Realistic Confidence

We know that confidence can make a huge difference in course of people’s lives, but the question is how to avoid the extremes of underconfidence, which might lead to avoidance and underachievement, and overconfidence, which can also result in going off the rails. It was Albert Bandura, a founding father of scientific psychology who found […]

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[PREMIUM] Big Picture and Dyspraxia

[PREMIUM] Big Picture and Dyspraxia

The good news about dyspraxia is that there are many positive strategies that can significantly improve functioning. #1. SELF-AWARENESS – Self-awareness is the most important tool of children and adults with dyspraxia. There are many everyday classroom and real world tasks that can be extremely difficult or even impossible for a person with dyspraxia. Without […]

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Never Give Up [PREMIUM]

Never Give Up [PREMIUM]

“Throw your soldiers into positions whence there is no escape, and they will prefer death to flight. If they will face death, there is nothing they may not achieve. Officers and men alike will put forth their uttermost strength.” – Sun Tzu, The Art of War   Ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu recognized that […]

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The Mislabeled Dyslexic Student [PREMIUM]

The Mislabeled Dyslexic Student [PREMIUM]

“In the course of the 11 years of the family genetics project, many parents whose children had superior or very superior verbal reasoning shared with the research team how difficult it was to convince educators that their child had a learning disability. Frequently they reported being told that their child was bright and the problem […]

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[PREMIUM] Dyspraxia and Independence

[PREMIUM] Dyspraxia and Independence

Dyspraxia (DCD) has its impact in childhood, but recently researchers have been looking more into the challenges that young adults face in higher education, general life skills, and the workplace. Dr. Amanda Kirby, who we interviewed in the last issue, did her thesis work in the area of 16-25 year olds with dyspraxia. Based on […]

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How to Encourage  Dyslexic Students in Engineering [PREMIUM]

How to Encourage Dyslexic Students in Engineering [PREMIUM]

1. PROTECT THEIR TIME. The best time to introduce students to engineering and technology is when they’re young – but young dyslexic students are often overwhelmed by academics which may leave them with little energy or time for building and making. Often active efforts must be taken to protect relaxing downtime, family time, and time […]

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[PREMIUM] The Truth About Lefties (Left-handed)

[PREMIUM] The Truth About Lefties (Left-handed)

By the gestation age of 10 weeks, doctors can see that 85% of human fetuses prefer their right hand over their left. This preference (along with motor asymmetry) usually persists later in life The idea that dyslexics were often left or mixed-handed was first raised by Samuel Orton in 1925. Subsequent studies have suggested that […]

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Processing Speed & Writing [PREMIUM]

Processing Speed & Writing [PREMIUM]

Question: I know my son’s processing speed is slow from his testing, but how slow should his speed on something like writing take? My son has slow processing speed, dyslexia, dysgraphia and a loose attention control system – but how long should it take him to write a 5 pargraph academic paper… after which the […]

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