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ADHD AND READING

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 […]

Connecting the Dots

“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

 

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 […]

Multimedia Learning Best for Dyslexics But How to Introduce Audio? [Premium]

“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 […]

[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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Sight Words / Tricky Words [Premium]

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 […]

A Home Run Hit with Humorous Poetry [Premium]

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, […]

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