Because dyslexia has significant challenges that make foreign language learning difficult (e.g. impaired phonemic awareness, limitations on auditory verbal working memory, weak rule-based memory and syntax, etc.), many students request and are granted foreign language waivers. That being said, there are many students who can do well at foreign language learning, and alternative classrooms should […]
Because many dyslexic students don’t have a visual imprint of words, there are common spelling or pronunciation errors that occur when word endings seem to vary. In most cases, being explicitly taught the different patterns can reduce a great deal of distress later. The technical term “inflectional suffixes” refers to word endings that change a […]
If you think you’ve been hearing conflicting information about rote math in the news or from schools, you’re absolutely right. The fight is spilling over into educational policy makers and makers of standardized tests such as the College Board. For dyslexic and dyscalculic students the risk is of being caught in the middle.
This past […]
Parent-Teaching Conferences can be stressful for both parents and teachers. Keep your eye on the big picture, think strategically, and work toward a positive year for your student in the classroom. Often the amount of time you have with the teacher is quite short because of the total number of students involved. As a result, plan […]
Thanks Steve Chinn of Maths Explained for this post.
Steve also has several books with practical strategies to help with math and dyscalculia. There’s The Trouble with Maths and an eagerly awaited Mathematics for Dyslexics and Dyscalculics – 4th Edition which is now available on pre-order! Thanks, Steve!
Tip 1. Watch and listen.
Tip 2. Be empathetic (especially […]
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From the Connecticut Longitudinal Study, up to 1 in 6 students are dyslexic, but only a minority of these students will be found in special education classrooms. What does this mean for regular classroom teachers?
1. Get Basic Facts about Dyslexia – Dyslexic students ARE in your classroom, although you may not have identified them and […]
Today is National Shakespeare Day, and dyslexia and Shakespeare have been on our minds. We recently mentioned that Lloyd Everitt (yes, he’s dyslexic) is the youngest actor to play Othello at Shakespeare’s own Globe Theater. But we’ve also been thinking about Shakespeare recently because, on our trip down to California, we had the pleasure of […]
How nice! – Dyslexic Advantage has been asked by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Development Organization – Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development to speak to the teachers gathering for a “Difference Learning” workshop in New Delhi in April. The workshop will include teachers from 980 government schools […]
This is your brain with math anxiety.
In children as young as 7 years old, researchers found that activation in areas such as the amygdala and hippocampus were seen in children who had high math anxiety. The amydala and hippocampus are areas of the brain associated with fear condition and negative emotions.
The children were given […]
At this year’s Dyslexic Advantage Conference on Dyslexia and Innovation*, we had the pleasure of talking with Bill Mankins, an expert in military intelligence. That weekend we asked everyone what advice they would give to teachers, and Bill expressed his point especially well:
Bill has his own remarkable story about his career in military intelligence which we’ll […]
“Being someone that has the dyslexia point-of-view, you’re not taking the normal highway, you’re taking the back roads. You tend to see a lot more and learn a lot more taking the back roads.” – Will Mayo, CEO of Spoken Layer
Dyslexic Advantage had a great opportunity to meet Will Mayo at our Conference on Dyslexia […]
From a recent article: “My teachers won’t let me take a photo of the Whiteboard…(are you serious?)” and the post has been shared over 1000 times. Yes, this is common. Yes this shouldn’t happen to students with dyslexia or dysgraphia.
We are still gathering data from our Dyslexia at School Study (if you haven’t taken it, […]
Do you know what your students are understanding? Checkout these free K-8 resources for reading comprehension.
Silent reading is preferred by most dyslexic students, but if comprehension isn’t checked, reading difficulties won’t be discovered.
If you’re a parent reading with your child, then narration or asking your student to paraphrase back what has been happening a story may […]
Thanks to Matthew Badger and our friends at Lily, Sarah, Grace for this new video entitled American Dyslexia.
“Then the case manager goes, ‘That’s a medical issue. And then you’re sitting there as a parent…I’m in a Bugs Bunny cartoon…”
For more, please read The Problem with Schools Not Identifying Dyslexia.
It’s important that the greater dyslexia community […]