With increasing awareness of the visual differences associated with dyslexia and the high incidence of dyslexia in the general population (15-20%), the world seems poised to change how they present print to dyslexic readers. What fonts are best for dyslexic readers affects the overall readability of texts and there for speed, accuracy and potentially […]
“Strength-based parenting is an approach where parents deliberately identify and cultivate positive states, processes and qualities in their children,” Professor Waters said. “This style of parenting adds a ‘positive filter’ to the way a child reacts to stress. It also limits the likelihood of children using avoidance or aggressive coping responses.”
Stress typically arises […]
It can be maddening. You look and look you just don’t see it. Later you pass your work along, you see all the thing you hadn’t seen the first time round.
What’s going on ? You’ve experienced a ‘trick’ of perception. In our clinic, when trying to explain the phenomenon to children, we often use […]
Much to the delight of millions of people everywhere, Steven Spielberg brought Roald Dahl’s BFG to the movie screen. Spielberg has ‘come out’ about his dyslexia (see below) and he seems to be discussing it more and more when the topic comes up in interviews.
Of course, many believe Roald Dahl was himself dyslexic as one of […]
“Two years after starting school, 1/3 of children who had experienced articulatory problems or whose language acquisition had been delayed were significantly behind in reading and spelling. By contrast, only one of twenty children in the control situation were behind.” – Dr. Marcel Just, Dyslexia Characteristics and Causes
Although dyslexia is quite common (up to […]
Patience, Focus, Extra-time, External Review
• Force myself to spend that extra time on making text better, pass after pass, correcting mistakes and reworking things.
• Have someone review what I’ve written…
• Read emails to myself out loud which forces me to read slower and not skip words or read them in the wrong order.
Switching to […]
Reading picture books aloud to children has 2-3x higher likelihood of introducing new vocabulary words according to Dominic Massaro, Professor at University of California Santa Cruz.
From Edsource (HT: DD-CO)
“We talk with a lazy tongue,” Massaro said. “We tend to point at something or use a pronoun and the context tells you what it is. We […]
Thanks to Matthew Badger and our friends at Lily, Sarah, Grace for this new video entitled American Dyslexia.
“Then the case manager goes, ‘That’s a medical issue. And then you’re sitting there as a parent…I’m in a Bugs Bunny cartoon…”
For more, please read The Problem with Schools Not Identifying Dyslexia.
It’s important that the greater dyslexia community […]
In this post we’ll discuss two especially interesting findings from the recent “Fixing Weaknesses versus Discovering and Building Strengths” survey relating to parents.
Dyslexic Parents View Sources Of Success Differently For Themselves And Others
First, we were intrigued by a difference we observed in the responses of dyslexic adults about ‘fixing challenges’ versus ‘developing strengths’ in the Adult […]
Over the next several weeks we’ll be sending out surveys on MIND Strengths in kids and adults. We’ll need your help to make this research a success, and to whet your appetite we offer this post.
MIND strengths often reveal themselves in different, and more subtle, ways in dyslexic children than dyslexic adults. For some adult […]