[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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[PREMIUM] Encouraging  Reluctant  Talkers

[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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What is Dyscalculia? – Fast Facts [Premium]

What is Dyscalculia? – Fast Facts [Premium]

“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 […]

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Dyslexia-friendly Technology [Premium]

Dyslexia-friendly Technology [Premium]

Because technology IS such a game changer for everyone – especially dyslexics of all ages – it’s important to be aware of the pros and cons, possibilities as well as limits, and ways in which apps, assistive technology, and gadgets can make school and workplaces better fits for dyslexics of all ages. USE IT If […]

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Non-Linear: The Path to Life Success [PREMIUM]

Non-Linear: The Path to Life Success [PREMIUM]

From our experience, nonlinear development is more often a rule than an exception when it comes to dyslexic kids growing up. As a result, parents, teachers, tutors, and guidance counselors should avoid making predictions about ‘tracks’ that students should be on (or potential) because it’s likely that they’ll be wrong. In Margaret Rawson’s remarkable Dyslexia […]

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Dyslexic Advantage Premium – Issue 11 Organizing Creativity [Premium]

Dyslexic Advantage Premium – Issue 11 Organizing Creativity [Premium]

 Premium Issue 11 October 29, 2016 Organizing Creativity, Stealth Dyslexia, Dyslexia and Self Image, Memorizing for School, What Worked for 2E Gifted Dyslexics, Art Therapy for Dysgraphia, Hands-On Math for Fractions, More Interactive Reading Strategies, Mastering Foreign Languages and More This issue has memory strategies that seem to be helpful for a majority of dyslexic folk […]

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Best Early Dyslexia Screeners for Schools – Elementary [Premium]

Best Early Dyslexia Screeners for Schools – Elementary [Premium]

With new legislation moving schools toward early identification of students with dyslexia, teachers, classrooms, and districts are having to decide on which screener would be best for identifying students “at-risk.” For dyslexic students, presence of a reading gap has been detected as early as the first grade and early intervention is well-recognized to be beneficial. […]

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