[PREMIUM] Project-Based Learning for Dyslexic Students

[PREMIUM] Project-Based Learning for Dyslexic Students

Related to the issue of digital portfolios is project-based learning. On the opposite page, there are quick reviews between learning through projects and true project-based learning or PBL. With PBL, the students assume a central role in the direction of the project and the end goal is to publish the project to the real world […]

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[PREMIUM] Falling in Love with Film: STEVEN SPIELBERG

[PREMIUM] Falling in Love with Film: STEVEN SPIELBERG

“Most of my life has been spent in the dark watching movies. Movies have been the literature of my life. The literature of Irving Thalberg’s generation was books and plays. They read the great words of great minds. And I think in our romance with technology and our excitement at exploring all the possibilities of […]

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[PREMIUM] How an SLP Helped a Dyslexic College Student Fulfill Her Foreign language Requirement

[PREMIUM] How an SLP Helped a Dyslexic College Student Fulfill Her Foreign language Requirement

“Kay’s German language instructor referred her for a reading disabilities evaluation because of numerous difficulties that Kay was experience in spite of her high level of motivation to succeed…” – The Role of the SLP in Assisting College Students with Dyslexia in Fulfilling Foreign Language Requirements: A Case Study For many dyslexic students in higher […]

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[PREMIUM] Expressive Language Difficulties & Dyslexia?

[PREMIUM] Expressive Language Difficulties & Dyslexia?

Perhaps because dyslexia is already woefully under-identified in today’s schools, the expressive language aspects of dyslexia have taken a back seat in the schools as well as by researchers. Yet, on a daily basis, it may be helpful for dyslexic children and adults to know that expressive difficulties they may indeed be associated with dyslexia. […]

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[PREMIUM] Becoming More Resilent

[PREMIUM] Becoming More Resilent

In one recent study of gifted students with LDs, the most common characteristic was FRUSTRATION. Gifted dyslexics and dyslexic students in general are more frustrated than lower IQ peers with low reading achievement and it is easy to see why. Despite high intelligence and creativity, they may have little opportunity to showcase their strengths and […]

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[PREMIUM] IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Gifted Dyslexic Students in High School and University

[PREMIUM] IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Gifted Dyslexic Students in High School and University

A research project recently interviewed gifted dyslexic students in high school and college and asked them about the ways they did and didn’t learn best. WHAT DIDN’T WORK – SCHOOL Copying Copying things over and over didn’t help with memorization. Reading Aloud Reading aloud in class was unhelpful and stressful. Reading Silently Class time to […]

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[PREMIUM] Welcome to the Real World: Landing Your First Job

[PREMIUM] Welcome to the Real World: Landing Your First Job

For entrepreneurs, their first jobs may have been of their own making in elementary school, but for the rest, the first real jobs are when school is finally over. Compared to the volumes of resources available for school children, the advice and resources for the newly employed or newly job hunting, information is scarce. FOR […]

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[PREMIUM] Could you have a  MATH-GIFTED  Student?

[PREMIUM] Could you have a MATH-GIFTED Student?

It’s really not easy to tell. “Some mathematically gifted students do not demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, display enthusiasm towards school mathematics programs, or obtain top grades in their mathematics classes. It is important to know that there are such students, because their abilities in mathematics are easily overlooked by teachers and parents. In Bloom’s 1984 […]

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[PREMIUM] How to Talk About Dyslexia in Interviews

[PREMIUM] How to Talk About Dyslexia in Interviews

Although it’s not required to disclose one’s dyslexia in job interviews, many people make decisions to do so. Some want to be assured that they are joining a workplace that is welcoming to dyslexic employees. Others feel as if they want to be open with their prospective employer, while others choose to disclose for other […]

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[PREMIUM] What Wild Guesses are Telling You on Read Aloud

[PREMIUM] What Wild Guesses are Telling You on Read Aloud

After initial success with the basics of decoding, students may begin to flatten out in their progress as the words and sentences get longer and more complex. Many reading programs focus on monosyllabic words when teaching phonics, but the problem is by the 5th grade, more than 90% of new words are polysyllabic… and more […]

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[PREMIUM] The Auditory Friendly Classroom

[PREMIUM] The Auditory Friendly Classroom

ENVIRONMENT – Reduce background noise as much as possible (carpeted, tennis balls on chair legs, closed doors) – Preferential seating for students – away from doors, windows, noisy heaters, overhead projectors, pencil sharpeners, noisy classmates – Allow students to wear musicians earplugs while doing quiet work. – FM Speaker or Headset   FOR STUDENTS – […]

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