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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 […]

Blooming in Middle School

In our one of our Premium magazine issue, we wrote about the scientific basis of late blooming and why dyslexics students – and gifted dyslexic students in particular are likely to be this way.

Shelley Wear, a long-time Dyslexic Advantage volunteer and teacher of dyslexic students shared this note in which we thought we’d share […]

[PREMIUM] The Dyslexic Professor

Nigel Lockett is a seasoned academic, Associate Dean, Head of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, co-author of a popular entrepreneurship college textbook, award-winning teacher, and serial entrepreneur who recently embraced his dyslexia and began blogging as “The Dyslexic Professor.” Listen to Nigel’s story below. In the video below, see how he introduced PhD Environmental Science […]
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The Darkest Hour: A Dyslexic Tour De Force

WOW! Joe Wright’s The Darkest Hour was rightly been nominated for 6 Academy Awards winning top Oscars for Gary Oldman (Best Actor) and Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, and Lucy Sibbick for Best MakeUp and Hair Styling).

Look at Gary Oldman’s transformation into Winston Churchill below.

Apparently, Gary only agreed to take the role if he could […]

Breaking the Cycle of Shame

“How do you not to feel stupid when everyone else is learning something that you can’t grasp at the same pace? The shame of not being able to read out loud without stuttering or misspelling something on the blackboard in front of the class was almost unbearable. The fear of being called on by […]

DIFFERING OPINIONS: Dyslexic or Person with Dyslexia?

If you’re not aware, there are new voices calling for changes in how we refer to individuals in groups such as ours. In the 1980’s, various advocacy groups called for changes in how we refer to people in order to avoid stigmatizing or dehumanizing people. For instance, people suggested referring to a person who […]

Q: I am an Language Arts Teacher. How Should I Give Feedback About Spelling for Dyslexic Students?

Great question. The degree of accommodations and or modifications should be individualized.

SPELLCHECK Severely dyslexic students may need to dictate written work or keyboard work using spelling check. One favorite teacher of ours told us that she had a breakthrough with a student of hers when she allowed him to take spelling tests with spellcheck! […]