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How Dyslexia Changes at Different Ages [Premium]

With all of the advances in our understanding of early intervention, dyslexia in older students and young adults often gets short shrift. The paper by Dr. Kathleen Niesen and colleagues has some interesting findings that have important points for identification, accommodations, and understanding of both the challenges and strengths of adolescents and young adults with dyslexia. […]
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Breaking Research : Dyslexia in Adolescents and Adults [Premium]

An important paper was published this month from the University of Washington, entitled “Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Assessment for Dyslexia in Adolescents and Young Adults.” The paper is especially important guiding testing professionals who assess teens and adults for dyslexia or see gifted or twice-exceptional students. This paper also takes a more systematic look at the […]
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Do We Need to Revoke the IEP? – School Q & A

“My daughter currently has an IEP. We asked that we keep her accommodations of the IEP in place but take a break from the support she is receiving from the resource teachers, with both pull out and push in. We were told that we need to revoke her IEP in order to do this. […]

Dyslexia and Academy Award Winning Actress Octavia Spencer

“When I was 6 and starting to pick books for myself, that’s when I found out I wasn’t a great reader and that it had a name…the words got jumbled up…dyslexia! I didn’t like reading, and then I was introduced to Encyclopedia Brown, my first boy friend…” – Octavia Spencer, Academy Award winning actress.

Octavia […]

Multimedia Learning Best for Dyslexics But How to Introduce Audio? [Premium]

“To optimize learning, it is more efficient to provide children with dyslexia with extra audio.”
In a recent multimedia learning test of 11 year olds and typically-reading peers, dyslexic students were found to learn most efficiently if they were provided with text + audio or audio only, rather than text-only. How often is this […]

[PREMIUM] Resources for Auditory Processing and ELLS

Pronunciation errors are often a clue that the sounds for certain words aren’t being processed accurately. Middle sounds and certain blends may be especially challenging to hear. Students who don’t hear the sounds correctly are less likely to be accurately filing different sounds associated with words, leading to inaccurate reading aloud and problematic spelling. Many […]
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Sight Words / Tricky Words [Premium]

Sight words are words that must be memorized by sight, rather than being sounded out phonetically. Sight words are important to learn because once children are able to read the most common 100 sight words, they can read up to 50% of most children’s literature. Mastery of the top 300 words, gives students access […]

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