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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! […]

[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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Auditory and Motion Processing in Dyslexia with a Twist

Although there is now a substantial research literature documenting the presence of auditory and motion processing differences among children and adults with dyslexia, for the first time that we know of, a research group is studying whether these differences can function as a non-reading test of dyslexia.

From Horizon magazine:

“Dr Bourguignon and his colleagues want […]

How a Young Dyslexic Entrepreneur Launched a $2 Million Business

 

When Henry’s 4th grade teacher announced a trading post project where students would have to come up with an idea to sell, Henry decided to make buttons instead of baking cookies or cupcakes which were the most commonly chosen products. With buttons like “I like Minecraft” or “Fall City Elementary”, Henry quickly sold his […]

[PREMIUM] Troubleshooting Procrastination

IS IT PROCRASTINATION OR TROUBLE KNOWING HOW TO BEGIN? Go Through This List to Get to the Starting Block! DO I HAVE WHAT I NEED TO BEGIN? This may be one of the most common reasons why young dyslexic writers don’t start. They’re not sure what the prompt is asking for or they don’t know […]
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DYSNIE! Dyslexia at Disney

Joan Bohan is a finance executive at Disney France. Joan found our book, The Dyslexic Advantage and the Dyslexic Advantage community after discovering that her son was dyslexic. Over the past few years, it’s been exciting to hear how she was able to spearhead positive dyslexia awareness throughout the Disney Corporation and in so […]

[PREMIUM] Profiles in Courage: DYSLEXIA

Courage takes many forms, but if you are a member of this dyslexia community, chances are, you have it and have many times in your life when your courage was tested. Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines courage as the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. The childhoods for most […]
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