Author Archives: chad

August 7, 2019 in Blog Posts, Schools and Dyslexia

An Overview of our Mississippi Dyslexia Screener

In 2013, the State of Mississippi enacted a law requiring local school districts to implement State Board of Education-approved screening for dyslexia. The law (Mississippi …

Schools Deny Dyslexia

We hear from parent after parent that the school is failing their child. Unfortunately, schools deny dyslexia and delay children from getting the right help. …

February 21, 2013 in Blog Posts, Dyslexia, Previous Broadcasts

Live Broadcast 42: Evernote for the Dyslexic Brain

Ron Toledo, Senior Marketing Manager at Evernote, joined us to discuss how Evernote helps dyslexics and people with ADHD maximize their big-picture thinking. He showed …

Live Broadcast 39: In Appreciation of Handwriting

The Real Spelling team presented a film prepared especially for Lexercise. This film, like all of the Real Spelling Tool Box 2 resources, offers a …

November 1, 2012 in Blog Posts, Previous Broadcasts

Broadcast 38: 21st Century Note Taking with the Livescribe Smartpen

Some months ago, I talked about assistive technologies that are helpful for people with dyslexia. Recently, one of our advisors alerted us to an exciting …

Live Broadcast 37: Math-U-See for Struggling Readers and Writers

Steve Demme, Author and Founder of Math-U-See joined us to discuss what makes Math-U-See effective for struggling readers and writers. Steve is a former math …

Broadcast 36: Creating High Quality Instruction in Teaching Reading

Elisabeth (Liz) Liptak is the Professional Services Director for the¬†International Dyslexia Association, and joined us to discuss the IDA’s Knowledge & Practice Standards. She talked …

August 9, 2012 in Blog Posts, Previous Broadcasts

Broadcast 35: Environmental Causes of Neuro-Developmental Disabilities

Cindy Lawler, Ph.D., joined us and discussed groundbreaking new research into the role of environmental contributors to neurodevelopmental diseases, including those that impact language processing. …

Live Broadcast 34: How CogMed Trains Working Memory

In this broadcast, Peter Entwistle, PhD will join us to discuss how CogMed improves working memory for better focus and attention. Dr. Entwistle is a …

Broadcast 33: Structured Word Inquiry and Scientific Study of Words

Peter Bowers of WordWorks Kingston joined us to model and discuss an instructional approach called “structured word inquiry” that uses the linguistic tools of the …

Broadcast 32: Ginger Assistive Technology for Struggling Writers

Miki (Michal) Feldman-Simon, Vice President, U.S. Operations, Ginger Software Inc., spoke with us about how struggling writers can use GingerSoftware. Miki has varied experience in …

Broadcast 31: The Role of Assistive Technology in Dyslexia Treatment

Mary K. Alexander of Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic) shared how assistive technology can help students with Dyslexia and other learning …