The Double Whammy: Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia [Premium]

The Double Whammy: Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia [Premium]

What happens when a student has both dyscalculia and dysgraphia? Be prepared for an educational path that has a timing of its own. Dysgraphia often accompanies dyslexia, but dyscalculia too. If you or your student has two or three out of these 3 “d’s” be prepared for a challenging course and a need for individualization […]

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Quick or Slow Remediation? [Premium]

Quick or Slow Remediation? [Premium]

The learning challenges of dyslexia can be very mild or quite severe, but the severity of challenges are not the sole determination of whether remediation will be quick or slow. Once we visited an elite private school for dyslexia on the East Coast. Their aim to get students through their program in 2 years, in […]

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Writing: Elaboration [Premium]

Writing: Elaboration [Premium]

If you were to compare dyslexic and non-dyslexic university students in writing, it’s usually the case, that on average, dyslexic students write fewer words and fewer words that are polysyllabic. The reasons are several; slowness with word retrieval, writing, and spelling, organizational challenges, and working memory overload are likely contributors. Because multisyllabic words are more […]

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Clever Ways To Practice Repeated Reading [Premium]

Clever Ways To Practice Repeated Reading [Premium]

It was in the late 1970’s that educational researchers began to question the practice of reading aloud different tasks as a way to make children more fluent readers. With this approach, every new day saw new challenges reading aloud for struggling readers so that they failed to gain proficiency, and if anything were more likely […]

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Literary Analysis: Great Dyslexic Book Reviewers [Premium]

Literary Analysis: Great Dyslexic Book Reviewers [Premium]

I’m always on the look out for dyslexic strengths and advantages presented in new ways and I couldn’t help notice these two popular dyslexic book reviewers on YouTube. It’s beautiful seeing what they’re doing and there’s definitely a lot of complicated strengths that are showcased in their entertaining videos. The first example here is Merphy […]

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Tenet Actor John David Washington [Premium]

Tenet Actor John David Washington [Premium]

He’s not just Denzel’s son. John David Washington is the action hero of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet and former NFL running back, and one of Time Magazine’s NEXT 100 leaders who will shape the world’s future. And he’s also dyslexic. John David has talked about his dyslexia, usually mentioning things in passing – like how writing […]

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How Not To Give Up On Learning A Second Language [Premium]

How Not To Give Up On Learning A Second Language [Premium]

Learning second languages are difficult for many dyslexic students; foreign language waivers or substitutions are common, but in spite of this, many can learn other languages and even multiple languages if the goal is conversation. Writing and spelling second and third language can be more difficult, but also possible for many people. Students may be […]

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Dyslexia at College: Chat With Xinru at Brown [Premium]

Dyslexia at College: Chat With Xinru at Brown [Premium]

Recently I had the pleasure of talking to Xinru about dyslexia, college, and computer languages. Xinru’s currently studying both music and computer sciences at Brown University, an Ivy League university that is known for its “Open Curriculum” – that allows students to choose their personal course of study. But briefly, I found her when she […]

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Dyslexia-Friendly Technology: Customizing Your Web Reading And Listening [Premium]

Dyslexia-Friendly Technology: Customizing Your Web Reading And Listening [Premium]

With increased demands to read on phones and mobile devices, it’s more important than ever to optimize web reading for dyslexic students and adults.   There are 2 resources that you may want to check out. The first is an Unofficial Immersive Reader Chrome Extension that is free in the Google Extension store HERE. Here’s […]

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Diagramming Math [Premium]

Diagramming Math [Premium]

When we tested older students in our clinic who were in college on STEM tracks, I often asked students who were proficient in mathematics, what strategies were most helpful to them. Many of them found their own ways of solving problems – often using spatial and mental math strategies or diagrams. How did they learn […]

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Resources For Reading Fluency [Premium]

Resources For Reading Fluency [Premium]

Reading fluency is usually defined as an ability to read easily with little effort…with good accuracy, speed, expression, and comprehension. Reading fluency practice doesn’t take the place of decoding work, but it can be an important step that makes it likely that a person will become a lifelong reader. Strategies to improve reading fluency are […]

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Dyslexic Strengths: Nonverbal Super Powers [Premium]

Dyslexic Strengths: Nonverbal Super Powers [Premium]

“Did you see how their finance person rolled her eyes when the marketing guy was talking?” she’d observe. “They’re just not on the same page.” Or she might explain why the no’s they heard on various proposals could mean different things…” Michael Wheeler, from The Art of Negotiation about Erin Egan   At one of […]

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