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[PREMIUM] Encouraging Reluctant Talkers

Although we’ve spoken about verbally-gifted dyslexics, there are also many who find speaking a challenge. HOW CAN RELUCTANT TALKERS BE ENCOURAGED TO TALK? AT HOME: Create a positive no-stress environment for talking and don’t worry about filling in gaps if and when they occur. There can be a wide variety of reasons why dyslexic children […]
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When Spelling Words Don’t Stick

From this book from Nancy Mather and colleagues, a 5th grader was shown a word from her adapted spelling list, then asked to write it from memory. Needless to say, the exercise was quite frustrating for the student.

From the authors: “Her teacher next showed Nalan the word science, then covered the word, and had […]

How to Not Hate and Dread High School

It’s not easy. There are lots of reasons to hate or at least strongly dislike high school. What if you’ve done what you could to self-advocate and educate your teachers and classmates, but can’t help but dread going back to school every day? Here are some tips from others like you who got […]

[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

  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 […]
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Sight Words / Tricky Words

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 […]

GETTING PAST ANGER

If you meet Henry Winkler today, one of the last words to come to mind would be the word “anger.” Yet anger is what Henry battled with for years because of his experiences in school before dyslexia was recognized….

Henry wasn’t allowed to graduate with his class at a private high school in New York […]