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This is Your Brain on Phonics – fMRI and Dyslexia [Premium Subscription]

One of the greatest neuromyths about dyslexia is that it’s just about reading. Kudos to the Gabrieli lab (and many others) who are unraveling the differences that exist between dyslexic and non-dyslexic children because the science can inform us about what we may need to do as teachers and tutors. In the following article, we’ll […]
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[Premium] Helping Severe Dyslexia – Part 2 Word Learning and Vocabulary

 In our previous post on Severe Dyslexia, we talked about 6 steps required to read: 1. Seeing 2. Visual Recognition of Words 3. Matching Letters and Words to Sounds – Phonemic Awareness 4. Matching Words to Word Meaning 5. Saying Words 6. Comprehending Text In the premium material on that post, we talked about how different readers […]
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[PREMIUM] Research: Huh? Seeing But Not Hearing – Inattentional Deafness with Visual Overload

“Look at me. Look at me. Look at me NOW!”  – The Cat in the Hat Scientists at the University College London report that healthy adult subjects (ages 18-43) showed “inattention deafness” when they were required to do a visually demanding task like looking for letters. Vision and hearing, it seems share a certain amount […]
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Dyslexia and Talent in the Family Father-Daughter Artists Michael and Elena Orwick

Quite commonly both dyslexia and talent run in the same family. We recently had the pleasure of talking to Michael and  precocious 10 year-old Elena Orwick, a father and daughter from Oregon who share both dyslexia and artistic sensibility. In fact, The duo have had the pleasure of sharing a few art gallery showings together […]

Teaching Social Studies Through Dyslexic Strengths

Enjoy a fantastic webinar with attorney, instructor, dyslexia tutor and mom Leila Leoncavallo.

Leila tells us how she uses dyslexic students’ strengths in problem solving, storytelling, and multi sensory memory to make Social Studies memorable and life changing.

Download Leila’s handouts at the link below. To learn more educational strategies that build on dyslexic students’ strengths, […]