Author Archives: Preet Mankad

Can we say “dyslexia”?

Dyslexia?  “Oh no no. We don’t say that.”   In Part 4 of her Unlocking Dyslexia series on NPR’s All Things […]

BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules For A Special Education Student

In a ground-breaking decision the Supreme Court last week ruled that school districts must give students with disabilities an opportunity to make […]

Help for Struggling Learners: Styles versus Strategies

Children are often asked to complete various tests in schools that will help determine their “learning style”.  These tests categorize […]

Defining Dyslexia

For all of us who are affected by dyslexia, it is important to stay up-to-date with regard to how dyslexia […]

March 7, 2017 in Blog Posts, Dyslexia, Reading

My Brain Is A Wordbox? How Your Brain Learns To Read

 “Did you know that a human brain has an area nicknamed “the word box” that is used to help us […]

How To Get Information “In” – Elaboration Learning Technique

In the past two weeks we’ve discussed the benefits of two kinds of practice:  spaced-out practice and retrieval practice.   […]

How To Get Information “Out” – Retrieval Practice

Last week we talked about the importance of Spaced Out Practice.  This week we’ll discuss another technique that has shown […]

Spaced Out Practice, Not Spaced-Out Kids!

You’ve probably heard this advice about studying for an exam: Don’t cram. Study a little every day. And get enough […]

A Guide to Understanding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights has published a new resource guide: Parent and Educator Resource Guide […]

Learning Methods and Note Taking Skills for Dyslexic Students

Dyslexia has been defined as a neurological disorder that causes difficulties with accurate word reading and spelling.  Listening comprehension is […]

January 13, 2017 in Dyslexia Advice, Dyslexia Facts

Neuroplasticity Research on Dyslexia

Recent research conducted by neuroscientists at MIT demonstrated that individuals with dyslexia displayed reduced plasticity in brain activity. As you […]