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Q: Why Doesn’t My Dyslexic Student Like Audiobooks?

You’re not alone. Some dyslexic students may prefer to read silently rather than ‘read’ all their books by ear. Reasons for this vary, but usually these students have significant auditory processing weakness or trouble with sustained auditory attention. At younger ages (7-10 years), boys tend have weaker auditory attention compared to girls, so some […]

How to Help a Dyslexic Student in a General Education Classroom

From the Connecticut Longitudinal Study, up to 1 in 6 students are dyslexic, but only a minority of these students will be found in special education classrooms. What does this mean for regular classroom teachers?

1. Get Basic Facts about Dyslexia – Dyslexic students ARE in your classroom, although you may not have identified them and […]

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 […]

The Remediated Student – WHAT TO EXPECT [PREMIUM]

For the overwhelming majority of dyslexics, early intervention helps with the decoding step of reading. Usually 2-3 months of intervention is enough to see a measurable  difference, and at least in our experience, 1-3 years to bring most children from failing their grade to being able to keep up in diverse subjects at grade-level with appropriate […]
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Dyslexic Advantage | Top Reading Apps for Dyslexia Back to School

Top Reading Apps for Dyslexic Students
What Reading apps can you give your student before she heads back to school? Students with dyslexia need to have books that can really learn and read from.

For beginning or early readers, games and vocabulary in a program like Learn with Homer plus a great selection of  ‘Read to […]

Let Them Listen – Audiobooks and Dyslexia [Premium]

 Let Them Listen! “The objective of the present research study was to understand what benefits the use of audiobooks (both school-books and books of various genres, recorded on digital media) could bring to preadolescents and adolescents with developmental dyslexia. Two groups, each consisting of 20 adolescents, were compared. The experimental group used the audiobooks, while […]
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Choosing the Right Reading Level Books for Students with Dyslexia [Premium]

It’s often told to parents that a “Five Finger Rule” can help you choose whether a book is at the right reading level for a student. The rule states that if a student misses five or more words, it may be too hard, no words and it might be too easy, and three words and […]
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