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...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
Despite the suggestion that dyslexic students who are strong in math use a different approach for doing basic mathematical operations, it's surprising how little formal research has been done to figure out how math-gifted dyslexic individuals do what they do. At...
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 […]
With increasing awareness of the visual differences associated with dyslexia and the high incidence of dyslexia in the general population (15-20%), the world seems poised to change how they present print to dyslexic readers. What fonts are best for dyslexic readers...