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[Premium] Stealth Dyslexia and Reading

Whereas dyslexia is usually characterized in part by challenges in fluent reading and spelling (in addition to strengths), stealth dyslexia’s relationship to reading is more complex. As young children, some stealth dyslexics may have some early difficult mastering the code of reading, but most silently read with good comprehension in the upper elementary or middle […]
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Reading Picture Books Aloud for Better Vocabulary

Reading picture books aloud to children has 2-3x higher likelihood of introducing new vocabulary words according to Dominic Massaro, Professor at University of California Santa Cruz.

From Edsource (HT: DD-CO)

“We talk with a lazy tongue,” Massaro said. “We tend to point at something or use a pronoun and the context tells you what it is. We […]

Happy Fathers Day – Dyslexia Dads!

“My father had, however, got interested in teaching me, and only shifted the lesson to a weekday till he had conquered my wandering mind.

My father read out poetry, for the first time, when I was eight or nine years old Between Sligo and Rosses Point, there is a tongue of land covered with coarse […]

A Dyslexic Author’s Tips for Writing for Kids: Tom McLaughlin

“Spelling isn’t important. It really isn’t, people get hung up on it. Being able to spell has nothing to do with being a good writer. Being able to know how a car engine works, doesn’t make you a racing driver. It’s about having something to say. It’s about feeling the wind in your hair.” […]

Dyslexia and the Common Core – Pros, Cons, and Caveats

The Common Core is a hot topic right now as 43 states and 4 territories have adopted the school standards (see map below).

What does this mean for dyslexic students? The answer is “It depends.” Some of the goals of the Common Core are good – to improve college readiness, to foster deeper knowledge and its application through […]