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Teaching Common Core Academic Vocabulary to Students with Dyslexia [Premium]

Academic Vocabulary are words that usually appear in higher educational settings or advanced texts rather than everyday conversational speech. Before the Common Core, most language arts programs had little emphasis on explicit teaching of academic words, but direct instruction is often very important for students with dyslexia because it contributes significantly to test performance and […]
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Too Much Homework for Dyslexic Students [Premium]

In one of the largest surveys of  Dyslexic school children across the United States to date (Dyslexia at School Survey, Dyslexic Advantage), an overwhelming majority (76%) reported that their public school students were routinely assigned work they couldn’t possibly complete.  1/2 of these students are in elementary school. Nearly 500 survey respondents provided additional details: […]
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Your Brain on Math Anxiety

This is your brain with math anxiety.

In children as young as 7 years old, researchers found that activation in areas such as the amygdala and hippocampus were seen in children who had high math anxiety. The amydala and hippocampus are areas of the brain associated with fear condition and negative emotions.

The children were given […]

Dyslexic Advantage Newsletter February – Archives

NEWSLETTER CONTENTS – Click on Link to Read in Newsletter  (pdf below to download)

New ADA Guidelines, Free Teacher Stuff (Math Bar Models for Place Value and More, Top Dyslexia App One Note), February Premium Magazine Preview, Mark Ruffalo Avengers Incredible Hulk – “I am Dyslexic”, Dyslexia Empathy, Wildlife – Ben Kilham and His Black Bears, MIT Media Lab Inventor: Nicholas […]

What is Dyscalculia? – Fast Facts

“There is nothing in the IDEA that would prohibit the use of the terms dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia in IDEA evaluation, eligibility determinations, or IEP documents.” – Michael Yudin, Department of Education

“Dyscalculia is not assessed in our schools.”  – school professional

Fast Facts about Dyscalculia

What Is Dyscalculia?   Dyscalculia is usually defined as a difficulty with […]