It’s a age-old question that seems to go round and round – is the reading hard because of attention problems or is it hard to pay attention because the reading is hard? For those of you who closely follow research, you probably know that there’s a high overlap between the symptoms of ADHD and […]
“It’s refreshing to read about someone else so successful that thinks like me because of how their brain is wired, which has often only been seen as a learning disability. I’ve always known I had a different way of seeing the world which became more apparent when I started working. I’ve often been able […]
Early screeners are beginning to appear more often in the early grades of elementary school because dyslexia advocates are winning legislative battles across the country.
WHAT DO LITERACY SCREENERS DO?
The benefit of early universal screening is that the earlier we can identify difficulties in phonological awareness and other basic skills required for reading, the easier […]
“To optimize learning, it is more efficient to provide children with dyslexia with extra audio.”
In a recent multimedia learning test of 11 year olds and typically-reading peers, dyslexic students were found to learn most efficiently if they were provided with text + audio or audio only, rather than text-only. How often is this […]
Sight words are words that must be memorized by sight, rather than being sounded out phonetically. Sight words are important to learn because once children are able to read the most common 100 sight words, they can read up to 50% of most children’s literature. Mastery of the top 300 words, gives students access […]
Education Prof Benita Bruster was invited to work with five 4th grade boys identified as struggling readers.
When she asked them to suggest a favorite poet, the response was not unexpected “Poetry is dumb”, “Girls like poetry”, etc.
When she asked about a favorite musician, she got a rousing response – but then she countered with, […]