Category Archives: Advice from Professionals

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 “appropriately ambitious” academic progress. For …

Defining Dyslexia

For all of us who are affected by dyslexia, it is important to stay up-to-date with regard to how dyslexia is defined, understood and perceived. …

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.   This week we are going …

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 to improve memory and learning: …

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 sleep!   But reading and …

Diagnosing Dyslexia

Dyslexia can be confusing, especially if this is all new for you. There is an enormous body of research pertaining to dyslexia. A Google search …

A New 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 to Section 504of the Rehabilitation …

Neuroplasticity Research on Dyslexia

Recent research conducted by neuroscientists at MIT demonstrated that individuals with dyslexia displayed reduced plasticity in brain activity. As you develop, learn new information and …

Selecting a Treatment Approach

Parents of children with language processing difficulties often have trouble sorting out the sometimes fantastic claims made by companies selling various products and programs for …

Dyslexia Series on NPR News: Part 2

A new NPR radio series, “Unlocking Dyslexia”, sheds some light on the most common learning disability in America that is still a mystery to most. …

Dyslexia Series on NPR News: Part 1

A new NPR radio series, “Unlocking Dyslexia”, sheds some light on the most common learning disability in America that is still a mystery to most. …

Why Schools Don’t Do Dyslexia Intervention

Unfortunately, the public school system often denies and delays any identification or treatment for dyslexic students. In this post, we will explore the reasons why …