Question: What about Dyslexia and Reading Comprehension? [Premium]

Question: What about Dyslexia and Reading Comprehension? [Premium]

Q: WHAT ABOUT DYSLEXIA AND READING COMPREHENSION? Answer: For many older and certainly remediated dyslexic people silent reading comprehension may be strong and unimpaired. Students who still struggle significantly with decoding will obviously have trouble with reading comprehension, as might be expected. But after the intensive work of decoding is overcome, reading comprehension weaknesses may […]

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Teaching Punctuation [Premium]

Teaching Punctuation [Premium]

Learning punctuation can be difficult for many reasons – the challenges of reading, auditory and visual processing problems, symbol confusion, and working memory overload; but usually teaching punctuation explicitly and in manageable bits using multisensory and memory associations can help students master the rules and patterns. The symbols involved in punctuation are simpler than the […]

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Processing Speed and Dyslexia [Premium]

Processing Speed and Dyslexia [Premium]

Why isn’t there a “diagnosis” of processing speed impairment? For practical reasons, a label or diagnosis can help justify the need for extended time accommodations, reduce the quantity of homework, or similar requests. Without a formal diagnostic code, medical or educational professionals may also be more likely to overlook the need for accommodations… something that […]

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New to Dyslexia [Premium]

New to Dyslexia [Premium]

More people are finding out that they’re dyslexic, so it seemed like a good time to write a big picture of dyslexia for new members.   DYSLEXIC STRENGTHS First of all, there seem to be intrinsic strengths associated with dyslexia and not simply weaknesses or impairments. Understanding the strengths and positive differences can help people […]

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Poor Outcomes for Reading Recovery [Premium]

Poor Outcomes for Reading Recovery [Premium]

“Initial gains from first-grade intervention didn’t last and kids performed worse in third and fourth grade…”   Over 2 million students in the US have been taught reading with based Reading Recovery, a short term intervention program that uses pull-out one-to-one tutoring to first grade students. It was one of the few programs supported by […]

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Free Reading Resources for Teens [Premium]

Free Reading Resources for Teens [Premium]

It can be difficult to find free reading resources for middle and high school readers, but the non-profit SERP (Strategic Education Research Partnership) has a free engaging downloadable curriculum. The printed materials can also be purchased for classrooms.   They launched STARI curriculum for Tier II to address “gaps in fluency, decoding, stamina, and comprehension.” […]

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Reading and Learning are About Thinking [Premium]

Reading and Learning are About Thinking [Premium]

“Then a strange thing happened. The more I started thinking about what we were studying, the easier it was to remember the facts. Facts began to stick in my head — and I didn’t even have to try to make it happen…” — Don Johnston, CEO   After using Don Johnston’s assistive technology with our […]

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