May 25, 2016

Accommodations vs. Modifications

If your child is having trouble in school, the administration may speak to you about providing them with accommodation or modification services. Accommodation changes how …

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Accommodations vs. Modifications

If your child is having trouble in school, the administration may speak to you about providing them with accommodation or modification services. Accommodation changes how …

Dyslexics Need Deep Instruction

Deep vs. Surface Instruction Is your child getting deep or surface reading and spelling instruction?  How can you tell and does it matter? In the …

Differences in the Dyslexic Brain

It is important to remember that Dyslexia is a neurobiological disorder which means the issues are located inside the brain. Common misconceptions about the cause …

Assistive Technology and Dyslexia

Assistive technology is used by individuals with disabilities to make accomplishing day to day tasks easier. Examples of AT include wheelchairs, eyeglasses, Braille printers, and …

Combating Summer Learning Loss

It’s nearing the end of the school year and grades are coming in. No matter what, you are proud of your child, but their education …

Teaching Dyslexic Students: A Guide

Unfortunately, public school educators are usually overwhelmed with the amount of children in their class so they cannot take the time to alter their techniques …

Special Education Categories in School

If your child has dyslexia, the school system may throw some words at you that have different meanings in different contexts. We want to make …

Teachers Aren’t Taught Learning Disabilities

Fifteen percent of Mississippi children didn’t pass the state’s reading test by third grade. Though, Mississippi is not the only state with reading scores lower than …

Grade Retention

End of the year parent-teacher conferences might reveal that your child is recommended to repeat their grade in the following school year. Grade retention has been …

After School Reading Practice

Most of school is made up of reading, and when you are dyslexic, it can be extremely draining. When your child comes home from a …

Schools Cater to Average Intelligence

Our society bases so much on “the average”– especially education. But, what if the needs of the average student are not synonymous with the needs …

Metacognition Creates Independent Learners

  Metacognition is the awareness and understanding of one’s own thought processes– there are three ways of going about this. But unfortunately, public schools usually only …